College of Business 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.

 


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 CoB 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.

 

Our Student Stories

Randy Casanas with his young son

Randy Casans: Nikon Precision and Wallace Fund for Diversity Scholarship Recipient

Randy is a new father and an ex-Marine. Winning a scholarship will help him to stay in school and support his family while he pursues a Bachelor's Degree in Buisiness with a concentration in Information Systems. "Despite the struggles most students my age endure in their academic endeavors, [this scholarship] gives me the peace of mind knowing there is not only government assisted financial aid, but large business out there such as Nikon to ensure there should be no excuse a student should not pursue the educational goals."

College of Business Funding Initiatives

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Institute for Innovation

The Institute for Innovation will include an incubator space, access to angel funding, scholarships, awards and an endowed chair.

Outside shot of the SFSU business building

Center for the “Language of Business”

The Center will become a central hub for accounting students, faculty, alumni and industry professionals to collaborate together.

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Institute for Wine, Food & Restaurant Management

The Institute will coordinate education, research and applied learning across the fine food, restaurant and wine industries.

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Trading Room & Student Investment Fund

The stock trading room provides students with an opportunity to gain valuable real world hands-on experience.

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Business Enterprise &
Engagement Center

The Center will provide career development resources, internship opportunities, faculty-led consulting engagements and student conferences.

For more information contact:

 

Michael A. Behrens

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