Students have several scholarship resources to help finance their education and educational experiences at San Diego State University. The list below provides information and links for scholarships offered through the School of Communication, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, and San Diego State University.
We encourage students to submit a FAFSA early in the academic year and attend to various scholarship deadlines.
Scholarships are also an excellent way to donate to the School of Communication.
Sara Stelzer Study Abroad ScholarshipThe Sara Stelzer study abroad scholarship was established in 2015 to help financially deserving students participate in an international experience. The College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts will award this scholarship twice a year to students who have financial need. Award amounts range from $500 to $1000 per student. Students must be in academic good standing to apply.
Please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for application deadlines.
Please visit the Sara Stelzer Study Abroad Scholarship for more information.
Cameron Brown Average Student ScholarshipThe scholarship was named after Cameron Brown who loved people, laughter, music and sports.
Please visit the Cameron Brown Average Student Scholarship for more information.
College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts ScholarshipOpen to any major in PSFA. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Contact the College of PSFA directly.
Please visit the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts Scholarship for more information.
Gracia Mae Ogden Memorial ScholarshipOpen to all Communication and Health Communication undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate students must be enrolled full-time. Graduate students must be enrolled in a least 6 units.
Please visit the Gracia Mae Ogden Memorial Scholarship for more information.
Hilda and Colonel Robert L. Dodge Endowed Scholarship for Air Force ROTCFor upper division undergraduate students who are Air Force ROTC cadets at SDSU.
Please visit the Hilda and Colonel Robert L. Dodge Endowed Scholarship for Air Force ROTC for more information.
Paul J. Strand Endowed ScholarshipRecipients must be pursuing a minor in International Studies.
Please visit the Paul J. Strand Endowed Scholarship for more information.
Randi McKenzie ScholarshipOpen to sophomore and junior students. ALL PSFA majors are eligible.
Please visit the Randi McKenzie Scholarship for more information.
School of Communication ScholarshipOpen to undergraduate and graduate students. Awards are available to first-time freshmen. Contact the School of Communication.
Please visit the School of Communication Scholarship for more information.
Thomas P. Newton Endowed ScholarshipRecipients must be graduates of a California high school in the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, or Sonoma.
Please visit the Thomas P. Newton Endowed Scholarship for more information.
Tom and Donna Bergelis Golich Endowed Scholarship in CommunicationOpen to Communication Studies and Health Communication undergraduate and graduate students.
Please visit the Tom and Donna Bergelis Golich Endowed Scholarship in Communication for more information.
Kevin Simmons Memorial ScholarshipNamed after Kevin Simmons who was a former Director of Forensics.
Please visit the Kevin Simmons Memorial Scholarship for more information.
Paul Gaske Memorial Endowed Scholarship in ForensicsNamed after former Director of Forensics, Paul Gaske.
Please visit the Paul Gaske Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Forensics for more information.
Robert L. Benjamin ScholarshipRecipients must be active members of the SDSU Forensics Team during the academic year for which the scholarship funds are awarded.
Please visit the Robert L. Benjamin Scholarship for more information.
Carole Robasciotti Endowed Internship ScholarshipMust be enrolled in a for-credit internship class or participating in a volunteer or work experience. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Please visit the Carole Robasciotti Endowed Internship Scholarship for more information.
Joyce M. Gattas Scholarship for Internships and International ExperiencesCollege of Professional Studies and Fine Arts (PSFA) Emeritae Dean Joyce Gattas established a scholarship to support her vision and commitment for PSFA undergraduate and graduate students to globally educated and have access to invaluable international study abroad and internship experiences.
Please visit the Joyce M. Gattas Scholarship for Internships and International Experiences for more information.
Spy optic Award for Study AbroadRecipients must be participating in a study abroad experience sponsored by the Center for Surf Research during the term for which the scholarship funds are awarded.
Please visit the Spy optic Award for Study Abroad for more information.
The Mundt Memorial Peace Scholarships
These scholarships offer the opportunity to gain intercultural experience, contribute to the San Diego community, provide assistance to new immigrants, strengthen your resume, and enhance your Peace Corps application. The scholarships are through a generous gift of the Mundt Memorial Trust to the SDSU Peacemakers Foundation. The Mundt Trust seeks to encourage SDSU students to have an impact in the community and to consider serving as Peace Corps volunteers through this scholarship-internship program. Intercultural learning and community volunteer experience significantly increase the likelihood of a successful Peace Corps application.NOTE: This is for applicants applying to join the Peace Corps.
Please visit the The Mundt Memorial Peace Scholarships for more information.
Critical Language ScholarshipCLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is an 8-10 week fully-funded summer intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Both undergraduate and graduate U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.
Please visit the Critical Language Scholarship for more information.