The School of Design offers scholarships for all undergraduate and graduate students in our programs. Here you will find the list of scholarships that the department offers as well as links to College and University opportunities in AcademicWorks, the University Scholarship portal. To apply for our scholarships, please visit the SF State Academic Works website, links to specific scholarships are below.
The School of Design’s "Design and Industry Award" is a scholarship for students pursuing a degree in Visual Communications Design. This award was made possible through a bequest from the estate of Henry and Sandra Aguirre. Henry Aguirre was a President and Board Member of the San Francisco Club of Litho and Printing House Craftsmen, which eventually merged with the Printing Industries of Northern California (PINC), now VMA, the Visual Media Alliance. The Aguirres were deeply connected as friends and mentors within the SF State School of Design, supporters of the printing industry and education.
This endowed scholarship was established to support deserving students in their senior year (7th semester) in the BSVCD program. The Award is $2000.00. To see all requirements and to apply for the opportunity, visit the Design and Industry Scholarship opportunity in AcademicWorks.
- 2022 (inaugural year) Spencer Wong
The "Martin Linder Scholarship" is for students pursuing a degree in Industrial Design. This award was made possible by the generosity and fundraising of Emeritus Professor, Martin Linder. Designer, educator, and community actionist, Prof Linder dedicated his career to the next generation of design leaders. Even though he has retired from teaching, his impact on our student's success lives on.
This endowed scholarship was established support underrepresented and deserving students in their senior year (7th semester) pursuing a BSID_PDD in The School of Design. The Award is $2000.00. To see all requirements and to apply for the opportunity, visit the Martin Linder Scholarship opportunity in AcademicWorks.
- 2022 David Lopez
- 2021 Michelle Ho
- 2020 (inaugural year) Shaun Wagner
Awarded to outstanding School of Design, DES students in the areas of honors convocation, design research, social impact and technology innovation. Students are selected through faculty recommendation, affiliations with recognized professional design organizations (AIGA or IDSA) or honors societies, such as the Epsilon Pi Tau (EPT) Beta Beta Chapter, Honors Convocation, EPT outstanding student, CSU Research Competition Award representative. Student receiving the award must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 units in one of the semesters during the academic year the award is given.
To see all requirements and to apply for the opportunity, visit the Dr. Wan-Le Cheng Scholarship opportunity in AcademicWorks.
The purpose of the Hearth Homes Inclusive Design Scholarship is to assist, encourage and attract promising SF State students to the field of inclusive (universal) design.
To see all requirements and to apply for the opportunity, visit the Hearth Homes Scholarship opportunity in AcademicWorks.
The College of Liberal & Creative Arts offers students a broad range of scholarships to students in a variety of majors. Scholarships are available from the College, search the listing to find a scholarship that is right for you. All scholarships link to detailed information and the option to apply at the SF State AcademicWorks portal.
The scholarships listed in AcademicWorks are San Francisco State University scholarships offered by various colleges, departments, and offices. Click the scholarship name to learn more about the opportunity.
TO APPLY FOR or be considered for nomination/recruitment based campus scholarships, you must have a SF State ID number to be able to sign in and begin the scholarship application. Once you complete the General Application, scholarships that are currently “open” will be recommended to you if you meet the basic criteria (e.g., gpa OR class level OR major). Read the scholarship eligibility requirements and questions carefully to determine if you are qualified BEFORE applying. Spend a little time here. There are a variety of opportunities that can help you with your finances for college.
For nationally competitive fellowships and CSU system-wide awards, see the Fellowships Office website. The Fellowships Office provides feedback on applications to many of the programs listed on its site.