Our Opportunities

SJSU Spartan Scholarship applications are NOW availalbe. SJSU campus wide scholarships have a deadline of May 1st but departmental opportunities have various deadlines. Check back regularly for new scholarship opportunities.

STEP 1: Complete and SUBMIT the General Application. You can edit or update your application up until 11:59pm on the stated scholarship deadlines.
STEP 2: After submitting the General Application, you will be presented with a list of “Other Recommended Opportunities.” These scholarships may require additional information that is not included on the General Application. You are encouraged to click on each scholarship name to review the criteria. We encourage you to apply for all scholarships where you meet the additional requirements. (You will be automatically matched to most scholarship opportunities in the database after you submit your General Application.)
STEP 3: Continue to monitor the available scholarship applications by logging in frequently **You will only have access to recommended scholarship opportunities after submitting the General Application.

Click HERE for instructions and tips on how to apply for scholarships on the Spartan Scholarship website.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$5,000.00 Alumni Association Dean's Scholarship - Social Sciences
Open to graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Social Sciences with overall 3.0 GPA or higher. Applicants must demonstrate...
Open to graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Social...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
varies College of Social Sciences Scholarships
Each year, the College of Social Sciences offers scholarships to students majoring in one of the College’s Departments. These College scholarships...
Each year, the College of Social Sciences offers scholarships to...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Dean's Study Abroad and International Field Work Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to high-achieving undergraduate or graduate students studying or conducting research outside the United States. It was...
This scholarship is awarded to high-achieving undergraduate or graduate...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
$7,500.00 Gerald M. Starek Family Alumni Association Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshman, transfers, and current undergraduate students whose major is within the Department of Accounting and...
Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshman, transfers, and current...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $7,500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 Global Operations Management (GOM) Scholarship
Scholarship intended for current SJSU Global Operations Management (GOM) Scholarship students who demonstrate high academic achievement and/or show...
Scholarship intended for current SJSU Global Operations Management (GOM)...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Les Francis Scholarship for Civic Education
The Les Francis Scholarship for Civic Education was created by Les Francis and endowed by Mr. Francis and his many friends, admirers, and fellow...
The Les Francis Scholarship for Civic Education was created by Les...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
varies Charlie Whitcomb International Scholarship
Scholarships for Health & Human Sciences majors with cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 who have been accepted into an SJSU study abroad program.
Scholarships for Health & Human Sciences majors with cumulative GPA of...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/02/2020
$500 Dean's Fund for Excellence in the College of Health and Human Sciences - Study Abroad
The Faculty-Led Program is a unique way to introduce students to the idea of the world as an educational resource while giving students who may...
The Faculty-Led Program is a unique way to introduce students to the...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/02/2020
$0.00 David J. Powers Scholarship
Student must be enrolled full time, qualify for financial aid, and demonstrate a commitment to preserving or improving the environment. This...
Student must be enrolled full time, qualify for financial aid, and...
  • Deadline: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/13/2020
varies Archie Case Interior Design Scholarship Endowment
For undergraduate students enrolled in the Interior Design Program with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
For undergraduate students enrolled in the Interior Design Program with...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$0.00 CADRE DMA Student Scholarship
Students need to be pursuing a degree in Digital Media Art within the Department of Art and Art History at San Jose State University. $1,000 –...
Students need to be pursuing a degree in Digital Media Art within the...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Carson and French Art Education Scholarship
For graduate or undergraduate Prep for Teaching major about to enter student teaching with financial need.
For graduate or undergraduate Prep for Teaching major about to enter...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Catherine Urban Scholarship
For an SJSU student displaying academic promise in Art. Must be at least half-time, fully matriculated students. Must be junior or senior; must be...
For an SJSU student displaying academic promise in Art. Must be at least...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Elizabeth Heil Endowment Fund
For graduate and undergraduate Spatial Arts majors. Applicants must be full-time students who show outstanding promise in performance and/or...
For graduate and undergraduate Spatial Arts majors. Applicants must be...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
minimum $500 Fire Arts Scholarship
Students majoring in ceramics given priority, followed by a foundry or glass student.
Students majoring in ceramics given priority, followed by a foundry or...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: minimum $500
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Helen Dooley Scholarship
Graduate and undergraduate students in Graphic Design, Graphic Design with Illustration emphasis, Pictorial, Sculpture, or Spatial Arts; student...
Graduate and undergraduate students in Graphic Design, Graphic Design...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Jeanne Westberg-A.S.I.D. Memorial Scholarship
Interior design majors: applicant must be enrolled in the interior design program at SJSU; must have a GPA of 3.0, and a GPA of 3.5 in interior...
Interior design majors: applicant must be enrolled in the interior...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Joseph and Cheryl Battiato Ceramic Scholarship
Intent is to send BFA or MFA student with focus on 3-dimensional work in clay to the NCECA conference.
Intent is to send BFA or MFA student with focus on 3-dimensional work in...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$0.00 Katherine Brie Romero Memorial Arts Scholarship
To provide scholarships for BFA or MFA candidates currently enrolled full-time and majoring in art, with a focus on pictorial art. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
To provide scholarships for BFA or MFA candidates currently enrolled...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Kenneth & Mary Auvil Printmaking Graduate Assistantship Scholarship
Eligibility requirements include graduate student status, the ability to work in the printmaking lab and such other requirements as the Review...
Eligibility requirements include graduate student status, the ability to...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$1,500.00 Louie Barozzi Scholarship - International Student
This scholarship honors the memory of Louie Barozzi, past director of the International Programs and Services Office. Criteria Academic...
This scholarship honors the memory of Louie Barozzi, past director of...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$1,500.00 Louie Barozzi Scholarship - Study Abroad
The Louie Barozzi Scholarship honors the memory of Louie Barozzi and his contributions to San Jose State University and the field of International...
The Louie Barozzi Scholarship honors the memory of Louie Barozzi and his...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Orchard Commercial North First ART Space Scholarship
New or continuing graduate students in the MFA Pictorial Arts program.
New or continuing graduate students in the MFA Pictorial Arts program.
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Peninsula Advertising Photographers Assoc. (PAPA) Scholarship Endowment
Photography majors; undergraduates only.
Photography majors; undergraduates only.
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Randall Sadler Scholarship
Painting and drawing art majors; graduate and undergraduate levels.
Painting and drawing art majors; graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Raymond Henley-Carrico Scholarship
To one BFA Pictorial Art major who studies painting.
To one BFA Pictorial Art major who studies painting.
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Robert German Scholarship Fund
For an Industrial Design major, with a 3.0 GPA. Either full-time or part-time student.
For an Industrial Design major, with a 3.0 GPA. Either full-time or...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Robert Griffith Scholarship Fund
For any undergraduate Art student.
For any undergraduate Art student.
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$0.00 Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society
To award a monetary award to one eligible student in the area of painting in the Department of Art & Art History.
To award a monetary award to one eligible student in the area of...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2020
varies School of Art & Design Photography Majors
For a School of Art & Design student with photograph concentration. Must be at least a junior or senior; must be a declared major; have a GPA in...
For a School of Art & Design student with photograph concentration. Must...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
varies School of Art & Design Scholarship Fund
To be awarded to current and prospective students in the Art and Art History Department with financial need.
To be awarded to current and prospective students in the Art and Art...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Shoji Sadanori Scholarship
For undergraduate or graduate students who study glass.
For undergraduate or graduate students who study glass.
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Thelma and Carl Ulrich Endowment
Student must have been admitted to SJSU’s teaching credentials program in College of Education. Must pursue their teaching credentials for the...
Student must have been admitted to SJSU’s teaching credentials program...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$0.00 Vernon Davis Art Scholarship
A scholarship for an undergraduate art major with a 3.0 GPA.
A scholarship for an undergraduate art major with a 3.0 GPA.
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Violet Speddy Endowment
For any undergraduate or graduate Art & Design major; must have financial need.
For any undergraduate or graduate Art & Design major; must have...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Virginia K. Johnson Art History Scholarship
Art History and Visual Culture graduate students who might possibly wish to pursue a doctoral degree.
Art History and Visual Culture graduate students who might possibly wish...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Willis Nelson Memorial Scholarship
Applicants must be Graduate students currently matriculated in the MFA Pictorial Art program and enrolled full time during the review period.
Applicants must be Graduate students currently matriculated in the MFA...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Alan E. Kazdin Scholarship
To provide reimbursement for convention/conference expenses for graduate Psychology students. Recipients will present a paper/poster in an annual...
To provide reimbursement for convention/conference expenses for graduate...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/16/2020
$0.00 Exceptional Educational Resilience Scholarship
Annual scholarship awarded to one or more Psychology majors or Psychology graduate students who have demonstrated exceptional educational...
Annual scholarship awarded to one or more Psychology majors or...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/16/2020
$0.00 Exceptional Service Scholarship
Annual scholarship awarded to one or more Psychology students who have demonstrated exceptional service to the University and/or the community...
Annual scholarship awarded to one or more Psychology students who have...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/16/2020
Varies Frank D. Payne Memorial Scholarship
In memory of Dr. Frank Payne, Professor of Psychology and former Chair, two annual scholarships will be awarded to Psychology majors or Psychology...
In memory of Dr. Frank Payne, Professor of Psychology and former Chair,...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/16/2020
Varies James and Becky McGaugh Research Award Fund
This award has been established to recognize Dr. James L. McGaugh’s (SJSU BA 1953 Psychology and Faculty member of the Department of Psychology...
This award has been established to recognize Dr. James L. McGaugh’s...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/16/2020
Varies John and Vivian MacRae Scholarship for Exceptional Educational Resilience
Dr. John MacRae was deeply devoted to his students and served as a faculty of our department from 1954 to 1980 and as Department Chair. Thanks to...
Dr. John MacRae was deeply devoted to his students and served as a...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/16/2020
Varies Loy S. Braley Scholarship
This award has been established in memory of Dr. Loy S. Braley. Loy was a Psychology Professor at SJSU for approximately 30 years with a primary...
This award has been established in memory of Dr. Loy S. Braley. Loy was...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/16/2020
$0.00 Outstanding Graduate Research Scholarship
Annual scholarship awarded to one or more Psychology graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding research activities in any area of...
Annual scholarship awarded to one or more Psychology graduate students...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/16/2020
$1,500.00 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Scholarship
Annual scholarship awarded to one or more Undergraduate Psychology majors who have demonstrated outstanding research activities in any area of...
Annual scholarship awarded to one or more Undergraduate Psychology...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/16/2020
$0.00 Professor Brant Clark Scholarship
In memory of Dr. Brant Clark, who joined the Psychology and Philosophy Division at San Jose State College (as it was then known) in 1936. During...
In memory of Dr. Brant Clark, who joined the Psychology and Philosophy...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/16/2020
Varies Psychology Scholarship Endowment
To provide scholarships for students in the Psychology Department.
To provide scholarships for students in the Psychology Department.
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/16/2020
Varies Robert and Maralee Hicks Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of Maralee J. Hicks (SJSU BA 1956 Philosophy) and Robert A. Hicks, PhD. (SJSU MA 1960 Psychology and Emeritus Faculty...
This scholarship is in memory of Maralee J. Hicks (SJSU BA 1956...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/16/2020
varies Spitze Endowment for Psychology
Scholarships for students majoring in psychology who are enrolled full time and qualify for financial aid.
Scholarships for students majoring in psychology who are enrolled full...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/16/2020