College of Science and Engineering Scholarships

Scholarships directly support students, helping them to bridge gaps in financial aid, avoid debt, and complete their education. Scholarships can also enable students to enrich their learning through pursuing opportunities such as professional conferences, research, and internships.

 

While often working multiple jobs to make ends meet, the diverse students in the College of Science & Engineering engage in pioneering research, training, service, and finding solutions to real-world challenges.  Scholarships can give our students critical time to engage in research or take additional courses, as well as the means to take part in professional experiences which can build the foundation of their future careers. Your support encourages our students to excel in their studies, make the most of their education, and contribute to the growth of their fields.

As a donor, you can choose to contribute to an existing scholarship fund, create a new named endowed scholarship, or a form a new named expendable (annual) scholarship.

Donate to Exisiting CoSE Scholarships

 

Named Endowed Scholarship

A donor may establish a named endowed scholarship with a minimum gift of $25,000. The SF State Foundation invests and manages these funds and, based on performance, up to 4% of the endowment’s fair market value can become available annually to provide scholarship awards to students (e.g., a gift of $25,000 can provide an annual scholarship of $1,000). The larger the endowment, the greater the annual award available to students.

Donors can either establish an endowment with an outright gift of at least $25,000 or through a pledge payable over a period of up to five years. While making contributions to build the principal of the endowed fund, donors may also provide additional gifts to award scholarships in the period of time that the endowment is maturing. When the principal reaches the desired level of funding ($25,000 minimum), the endowment is considered fully funded and provides awards in perpetuity.

Endowment funds are subject to an annual management fee of 1.25% plus investment management fees that are calculated and assessed on a quarterly basis. These fees cover the costs associated with investing and managing the funds.

Named Expendible (Annual) Scholarship

The minimum amount required to establish a named expendable scholarship is $5,000. Unlike endowed scholarships, expendable scholarships do not exist in perpetuity or accrue interest. Awards can only be made based on the balance available in the fund. 

 

Please contact the development director(s) listed below to arrange a named scholarship.

College of Science and Engineering Students

Gerrid Ollison L schoalrship recipient

Gerrid Ollison: Scholarship Recipient

"The funding has been a keystone resource that has enabled me to acquire more capitol in the form of time, skill, and self-efficacy. I’ve had time to spend wisely on research, networking and outreach. From these, I’ve gained and used my skills as a scientist and a communicator to make more small wins. All of these achievements subconsciously burgeon in me a sense of pride and belonging in this great religion I call science! Thank you for the incredible opportunities; thank you for the ACCESS."

 

Monet Jimenez: Scholarship Recipient

"As an undergraduate, I had to work several jobs to pay for college, which compromised the amount of time I put into my academics. Though I had previously worked in a laboratory, I strongly believed that it wasn't a place that I could succeed in. This scholarship was affirmation and appreciation of my efforts which propelled my confidence to work even harder."

 

Monet Jimenez, scholarship recipient

 

College of Science and Engineering Funding Initiatives

Planetarium scene

Planetarium

SF State’s Planetarium is a key learning resource for the University's campus and community schools. 

Child examining sea life

Estuary & Ocean Science Center

The Center supports study of San Francisco Bay and develops solutions to the environmental problems confronting coastal communities.

SFSU Engineering student conducting experiments

Student Enrichment Opportunities Office

SEO promotes diversity in the field of science and offers paid fellowships to undergraduate and graduate students.

For more information contact:

 

Michael A. Behrens

Senior Director of Development
College of Science & Engineering
Email: behrens@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 405-4098