Every year students flock to attend San Diego State University. One question that many students face is how to best fund their education. SDSU offers a number of scholarships, some of which are only open to students who meet certain criteria. For example, some scholarships are contingent upon students holding a high grade point average while others are open to students who are transferring into SDSU. Students who wish to find SDSU scholarships should begin their search at this website.

Middle Class Scholarships: The Middle Class Scholarship is available to any resident of CA who intends to pursue an undergraduate degree at a public university in CA. In order to be considered for the scholarship, applicants are required to complete the California Dream Act Application or the FAFSA prior to the March 2nd deadline. Only families who have income less than $150,000 will be considered for this scholarship. The exact amount of the funding varies depending on the number of eligible students who apply and the availability of funds from the state. Additional information about this scholarship can be found here.

Students who are looking for SDSU specific scholarships can start by clicking on this website. Students are prompted to choose their grade level and their intended major. Subsequently, a list of potential scholarships will be populated based on the information they entered. Students can also search by “all majors eligible” to see a list of all awards that are open to students from any major. Below is a list of some of these awards:

Michael J. Gilligan Scholarship: This scholarship is open to first0time freshmen undergraduate students at SDSU. In order to be eligible, the applicant must demonstrate financial need based on the California Dream Act Application or the FAFSA. All students must have at least a 3.25 high school grade point average as well as an SAT score of at least 1200. The scholarship provides $12,000 worth of funding over the period of one year. The award can be renewed only one time provided that the student maintains at least a 3.0 grade point average. Additional information about this scholarship can be found here.

Dorothy Allshouse Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship provides students with a minimum award of $10,000. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for this scholarship, provided that they demonstrate financial need. Similar to the other scholarships, students must file a FAFSA application. The exact number of awards varies by year. Students may apply for renewal provided that they maintain eligibility for the scholarship. In order to apply, students are required to write a brief 500-wordessay related to their goals and background. Additionally, students must complete an online application prior to the February 10th deadline. This scholarship is only open to non-traditional students who have postponed school for work or who had their studies interrupted for work purposes. The highest priority is given to first-time freshmen who are planning to study for their bachelor’s degree. Additional information can be found here.