Scholarships Search Strategy

Scholarship information provided by SF State:

  • Search the Office of Financial Aid's comprehensive database of scholarships administered by the university through AcademicWorksClick on the top right "Sign in" button to submit your student information and learn about scholarships for which you are eligible.
  • The Office of Financial Aid also posts a select list of upcoming scholarships, mostly offered by external funders.
  • Check with your college and department for scholarships they sponsor not listed elsewhere.
  • SF State's Department of Foreign Languages and Literature maintains a list Scholarships for Foreign Language Majors.
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Other Scholarship Resources

  • See UC Berkeley's Scholarship Connection, a searchable scholarship database.
  • Financial Aid Finder's Scholarship Postings is a resource that emphasizes corporate scholarships.
  • UCLA's GRAPES is a database of scholarships, grants, fellowships, and postdoctoral awards, free-to-search for applicants to any graduate program, to graduate students working on a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation, and to postdoc scholars.
  • Sallie Mae offers lists of scholarships for professional degrees (at San Francisco State, this will be of interest to graduate Business, Nursing, and Public Health students); scroll down to Specialty Graduate Programs.

International Students and Undocumented/DACA/AB540 Students

In addition to the above resources, 

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Scholarship Essay Samples

These sites have some sample scholarship essays, so that you can see what a strong essay looks like:

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Fellowships Office

Dr. Joy Viveros

Phone: 415.405.2128
Fax: 415.405.0340
Reception: The Hub, ADM 250 
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

For an appointment, please email Dr. Viveros