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SDSU offers a variety of academic scholarships. Awards are based on academic achievement, participation in activities and leadership.

Apply for scholarships

Priority is given to applications received on or before December 15. Freshman scholarships are awarded through the Admissions Office. Click on the button below to set up your SDSU Self Service Account and access the scholarship application.

Scholarship Application

Write and attach your personal statement.

Take time to craft a strong personal statement that doesn’t solely highlight or reiterate the activities, awards and recognitions that you have already included on your scholarship application. Speak to:

  • Your interest in SDSU and why you see it as a good fit.
  • Your academic interests.
  • Your career goals and how you envision your program at SDSU getting you there.
  • Your interests at SDSU for participation in student organizations, clubs or activities.
  • More information about special experiences or recognition during your high school years that you want us to know more about.
  • Any special circumstances or personal hardships you have encountered that you’d like us to consider through our scholarship process.

Attach a letter of recommendation.

Ask someone who knows you well to write a letter of recommendation for you. That person can be a teacher, school counselor, principal or other knowledgeable school official who can address your academic ability and potential for success.


First-Time Freshmen Scholarships


Transfer Student Scholarships


Non-SDSU Scholarships