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Scholarship Criteria

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Deadline to apply is October 9, 2015.


SDSU Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship

Open to all class levels. Parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or legal guardian must be an alumna/alumnus of SDSU and a lifetime member of the Alumni Association or current donor of any amount. Other criteria include:

  • full-time enrollment for undergrads, 6 units or more for grad students
  • demonstration of academic merit
  • 3.5 GPA
  • essay of 500 words or less
  • submission of an unofficial transcript copy
  • finalist interviews
Value: $5,000.
> Apply on the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website


Frederick W. Pierce Volunteer Scholarship

Open to all undergraduate class levels. Demonstrated commitment to volunteerism and community service. Recipient will also be involved with alumni-centric organizations including Aztec Ambassadors, Aztec Pride, Student Engagement Officers, and Associated Students Board or their equivalents. Other criteria include:

  • full-time undergraduate enrollment
  • minimum 3.00 GPA
  • essay of 500 words or less
  • submission of an unofficial transcript copy
  • finalist interviews
Value: Multiple scholarships may be awarded. Each will have a value of at least $1,000.
> Apply on the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website


Carl D. Folsom Alumni Scholarship

Open to all undergraduate class levels. Recipients will demonstrate service and commitment to alumni-centric organizations including Aztec Ambassadors, Aztec Pride, Student Engagement Officers, and Associated Students Board or their equivalents. Other criteria include:

  • full-time undergraduate enrollment
  • minimum 3.00 GPA
  • essay of 500 words or less
  • submission of an unofficial transcript copy
  • finalist interviews
Value: Multiple scholarships may be awarded. Each will have a value of at least $1,000.
> Apply on the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website


SDSU Alumni Association Scholarship For Any SDSU Student

Open to all class levels. Criteria include:

  • full-time enrollment for undergrads, 6 units or more for grad students
  • demonstration of financial need as determined by SDSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships based on the student's FAFSA
  • 3.2 GPA
  • essay of 500 words or less
  • submission of an unofficial transcript copy
  • finalist interviews
Value: $5,000
> Apply on the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website


SDSU Alumni Association Scholarship For a First-Year SDSU Student

Open to all class levels. Student must be in their first year at SDSU. Criteria include:

  • full-time enrollment for undergrads, 6 units or more for grad students
  • demonstration of financial need as determined by SDSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships based on the student's FAFSA
  • 3.2 GPA
  • essay of 500 words or less
  • submission of an unofficial transcript copy
  • finalist interviews
Value: $5,000.
> Apply on the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website