All University Scholarships require the submission of an online application and a response to the standard essay topic (see ESSAY at the end of Application Requirements).
Scholarships with an application period of August through October are awarded for the current academic year. All others, unless noted, are awarded for the next academic year. To receive the funds, you must be enrolled at SDSU during the academic year for which the scholarship was awarded.
You must submit a separate application for each SDSU scholarship for which you want to be considered.
A) All scholarships require an essay. Prepare your essay for each scholarship before beginning the online application process. Prepare your essay in a word processing application and copy it into the online application essay text box.
B) Complete your online application by the application deadline.
C) Print a copy of your confirmation page for your records.
D) Applications that are incomplete at the end of the application period will not be considered.
Submit an essay (approximately 500 words) that will enable those making scholarship decisions to learn more about you. Write about what motivated you to choose your major or program, your future career goals, and any other information that will help reviewers make a well-informed decision. This is your first, and sometimes only, chance to tell them why they should award a scholarship to you, as opposed to another applicant.