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.

Other Scholarship Resources

International Students and Undocumented/DACA/AB540 Students

In addition to the above resources, 


Scholarship Essay Guides

If you have not previously written scholarship essays, refer to these sites for “how to”:


Scholarship Essay Samples

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