Scholarships & Awards

Academic Works Scholarship Database now available

Users can log in by going to: Academic Works

  • Provide a searchable database of campus scholarships
  • Allow current and prospective students to apply for campus scholarships online
  • Automatically match students to campus scholarships they may be eligible for as well as present students with recommended scholarships they should consider
  • Allow students to review scholarship requirements and accept scholarship awards online
  • Recognize scholarship donors

George Feliz Memorial Scholarship

The George Feliz Memorial Scholarship will be awarded each fall to an Environmental Studies major. George Feliz was an Economics professor on campus from 1946 to 1975, and SFSU’s first dean of graduate studies. Feliz was instrumental in helping San Francisco State evolve from a teacher's college to a university. Professor Feliz donated an endowment fund to support a scholarship for Environmental Studies majors with financial need. The scholarship will be awarded annually.

Award Amount

Approximately $400 (actual amount varies year to year based on interest rates).

Selection Criteria

To be eligible applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:

  1. Environmental Studies major
  2. Completed freshman year
  3. Minimum GPA of 3.0 in all SFSU courses
  4. Completed at least two courses in ENVS major
  5. Currently enrolled at least half time

In addition to the minimum criteria students must demonstrate financial need (through a brief statement on the application form) and preference is given to students who are single parents. Being a single parent is a Feliz Scholarship selection preference but you do not have to be a single parent to be eligible to receive a Feliz Scholarship. Therefore all students meeting the minimum criteria and having financial need are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Fill out the online application at sfsuacademicworks by the application deadline. 

Application Deadline

Novemeber 28, 2016 by 5:00pm. No late applications will be accepted.

Feliz Scholarship Winners

Here are photos and short bios of winners from past years.

Clair Hill Scholarship

Each year, ACWA awards the $5,000 Clair Hill Scholarship to a qualified student in a water resources-related field of study. Eligible students must be California residents attending California colleges or universities full-time as a junior or senior during the year the scholarship is awarded. Applications must be postmarked by FEB. 1 each year.

See the ACWA website for scholarship guidelines and application.

Ingalls Travel Awards

The purpose of the Ingalls Travel Award is to facilitate student travel to help SFSU students advance their academic careers. More information and applications are available in the BSS Student Resource Center, HSS 379.

Scholarships available through the SFSU Financial Aid Office

Please visit their Scholarship Search page. The following may be of interest to ENVS students, just type the scholarship name into the search field:

  • Association of CA Water Agencies Awards
  • CA Park and Recreation Society Dist. VI Scholarship
  • Clair A. Hill Scholarship
  • Emily M Hewitt Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program
  • James C. Kelley Scholarship
  • Water Scholar Scholarship
  • Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships

You may also contact the Office of Financial Aid at 415-338-7000 or www.sfsu.edu/~finaid.

University Scholarship

For currently enrolled SFSU undergraduate, graduate, and credential students.

http://www.sfsu.edu/~finaid

AASHE Student Sustainability Leadership Award

The Student Sustainability Leadership Award honors an undergraduate student from an AASHE member institution [SFSU is a member institution] who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting campus sustainability. The Student Sustainability Leadership Award includes a $750 prize. In addition, the winner will be featured inSustainability: The Journal of Record.

http://www.aashe.org

Mario Savio Young Activist Award

The Mario Savio Memorial Lecture Fund invites nominations for its Young Activist Award. The award is presented each year to a person under the age of 26 with a deep commitment to human rights and social justice and a proven ability to transform this commitment into effective action. The recipients should have demonstrated leadership ability, creativity, and integrity. The $6,000 cash award is divided equally between the individual recipient and an organization of his/her choosing. See website for more information.

http://www.savio.org

Udall Scholarship

Scholarships from the Udall Foundation can be found at: http://www.udall.gov

Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs

The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a nine-month, full-time graduate-level program that introduces participants to all aspects of public affairs. The Program combines experiential learning, close interaction with key decision-makers in the civic community, and development in analytical, group governance, and communication skills. Coro’s methodology is based on the idea that experiential learning is immediate and lasting.

http://www.coro.org

Online Scholarship Resources

www.fastweb.com

Free online scholarship search service

www.scholarship.com

Free online scholarship search service

www.internationalscholarships.com

Resources for international students

ENVS Department Honoree

Each year the ENVS Program selects an honoree for the Honors Convocation. The honoree must have earned a high GPA, but the selection also honors broader achievements such as contributions to environmental work.

Department Honorees

Here are photos and short bios of honorees from previous years.