The deadline to apply for 2016-2017 Scholarships has passed.


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.


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.


Carl D. Folsom Memorial 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.


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.  


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


Additional Information


For information on the scholarship process, visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships web site.

Read the Criteria


Please read all the information provided for each scholarship carefully! If you do not submit all of the application materials and meet the eligibility requirements, your application will not be sent for committee review.

Write your Essay


Prepare your essay for each scholarship in a word processing application before beginning the online application process. Make sure your essay meets and does not exceed 500 words

Submit Your Application and Essay Online


Submit a separate online application and essay for each scholarship. Proofread your essay one last time to make sure it answers the question. Submit additional application materials to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships by October 9th.