The diverse student body at SF State includes many students who are the first in their families to attend college. Making a college education affordable and increasing access for underrepresented groups is a high priority for the University.


There are many established scholarship funds to support, from athletics to general need. Scholarships are endowment funds that grow over time to keep pace with tuition and fee increases. In addition to supporting existing scholarship funds, some donors choose to establish named scholarship endowments.

To donate to an existing scholarship fund online please visit our donation page.


Learn more about Students First -- the University's successful initiative to increase student support. For more information, contact Associate Vice President of Development Mark Kelleher at (415) 405-3625 or