Scholarships

New Leader Scholarship

Will you be a junior or senior in Fall  2017 and a leader in your community?

The New Leader Scholarship provides several scholarships up to $8,000 per year with potential for renewal. Additional assistance for costs of graduate school application and graduate entry exams may also be available to recipients. The New Leader Scholarship is especially designed to provide aid to students who come from financially and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds and demonstrate leadership capacities. Preference given to those dedicated to serve communities of color, or newly immigrated, economically or educationally disadvantaged communities.

The NLS is seeking students who:

  • Have a 3.5 GPA or higher (consideration given to students with a GPA of 3.2 – 3.49 with special circumstances)
  • Have attended SF State for at least one academic year
  • Plan to pursue advanced education in the social sciences, human services, health-related fields or public service
  • Can demonstrate an ability to lead in the service of the public good

The scholarship application deadline is March 10, 2017.

Please visit www.newleaderscholarship.org to learn more about the New Leader Scholarship, view video testimonials, and download the scholarship application. If you have questions, please contact 10,000 Degrees at (415) 451-­4002 or jchoi@10000degrees.org, or the College of Ethnic Studies at ethnicst@sfsu edu.

New Leader Scholarship Workshop
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building, Room 116 (EP 116)

Learn how to apply for the scholarship and ask New Leader Scholars for advice!

New Leader Scholarship Workshop Flyer

Costco Scholarship

The San Francisco State University Costco Scholarship in the College of Ethnic Studies is available to students who are in their junior or senior year at San Francisco State University at the time of the award. Students applying must have financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. Preference will be given to economically and educationally disadvantaged students who are committed to helping others with similar backgrounds. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 to apply. The award is equivalent to tuition fees for each semester. The scholarship is renewable for three years on the condition that the student completes 24 units per academic year and maintains satisfactory academic progress with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or special review.

Visit Academic Works to apply.

The James Akira Hirabayashi
Person for All Seasons Scholarship Fund

James Akira Hirabayashi (10/31/1926 to 5/23/2012) was the founding dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. He subsequently served as the Dean of Undergraduate Studies and retired as a Professor Emeritus. His courage, intellectual integrity, and ability to communicate across various communities made him a man for all seasons. Hirabayashi's career accomplishments are balanced by wide community service, quiet strength, and generosity. He taught and mentored hundreds of people over decades from all disciplines—not just a professor but as a guitarist, jeweler, Asian American Theater Company actor, softball pitcher, Mongolian griddle gourmet cook, husband, and father. This scholarship is being offered to support upper division undergraduate students who seek to be persons for all seasons and are considering a career that is interdisciplinary and in public service. The scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester. Two awards will be funded for $1000 each. The scholarship is non-renewable. Recipient may only receive this scholarship one time.

Visit Academic Works to apply.

D. Phillip McGee Memorial Scholarship Fund

The D. Phillip McGee Memorial Scholarship Fund will award $1000 to one student who is in their junior or senior year at San Francisco State University at the time of the award. Students applying must have financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid and minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to economically disadvantaged students who are committed to helping others with similar backgrounds.

Visit Academic Works to apply.


This is a sample of internal and external scholarships available to SF State students. To search for more scholarship opportunities, please visit AcademicWorks. Click on the Opportunities button to switch between SF State and extenal scholarship opportunities.