Scholarships

Please review our many scholarships below. The College of Liberal and Creative Arts also has scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students that can be viewed and applied for through Academic Works.

Application Requirements

For all srt scholarship application requirements and to apply please go to the Academic Works website. Please note that the Martin Wong Scholarship in Painting/Drawing and Ceramics does not go through Academic Works, see additional information below.

Christine Tamblyn Memorial Scholarship

The Christine Tamblyn Memorial Scholarship is to provide financial support for outstanding undergraduate and graduate level students in the College of Liberal and Creative Arts who are emphasizing interdisciplinary arts studies.

Award Amount:

1 award of $1,000

Eligibility Requirements

  • Major emphasis in interdisciplinary arts.
  • Enrolled as student in the SF State School of Art.
  • Full-Time Undergraduate Art Major (12 unit minimum) or Graduate Art Major (9 unit minimum).
  • Continuing student enrolled in subsequent Fall semester after scholarship application.
  • In good academic standing. Not a previous recipient of the Tamblyn Scholarship.
  • Submitted work must be interdisciplinary. Criteria includes a requirement that the student's creative work must reflect critical concern for social issues and be interdisciplinary, which is defined as experimental work integrating two or more from the elements of visual images, performance, text and sound.

Jules H. Strauss Scholarship in Photography

Supports photographic achievement for senior students in memory of Jules H. Strauss.

Award Amount 

1 award of $2,000

Eligibility Requirements

  • Full-Time Undergraduate Art Major. (12 unit minimum)
  • Photography emphasis.
  • A current second semester junior entering senior year in subsequent Fall semester after scholarship competition.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Leo D. Stillwell Jr. Scholarship for Graduate Students

Funds scholarships for the benefit of students seeking graduate degrees in the Department of Art.

Award Amount 

Amount of awards varies up to $6,000

Eligibility Requirements

  • San Francisco State University, Art Department student.
  • Full-time Graduate Art Major (9 unit min).
  • Second year Art Department MFA student entering final year of study at SF State.
  • In good academic standing.

Martin Wong Scholarship for Painting/Drawing and Ceramics

The Martin Wong Foundation scholarship competition was established to recognize and support excellence in ceramics and painting/drawing, the areas in which Martin Wong first pursued his interest in art, and later established his reputation.

Award Amount 

$1,000 and $1,500 each for Painting/Drawing and Ceramics

Eligibility Requirements

  • San Francisco State University student.
  • Full-Time Undergraduate Art Major (12 unit minimum) or Graduate Art Major (9 unit minimum).
  • Painting/Drawing emphasis and Ceramics emphasis Art Major.
  • Continuing student enrolled in subsequent Fall semester after scholarship application.
  • In good academic standing.
  • Not a previous recipient of a Martin Wong Scholarship.

Additional Information

Submit the following application materials via email to artsrch@sfsu.edu by 11:59pm on the due date:

  1. Art Scholarship Application. Click here to download the application (PDF).
  2. A single PowerPoint or Keynote file that contains:
  • 8-20 images of artwork. At least 5 images must be in the medium student is applying to (ceramics or painting)
  • Label each image with title, date completed, medium, and dimensions (on each slide of the presentation)
  • An artist statement no longer than 100 words (typed in presentation)
  • A complete object list, typed in presentation (numbered checklist of artworks in order of presentation
  • A brief statement of financial need explaining how a Wong Foundation scholarship will help you achieve your academic goals (typed in presentation)

For more information please go to the Martin Wong Foundation website.

Sher-Right Scholarship

To provide financial assistance to students majoring in Art at SF State.

Award Amount 

2 awards of $2,500 each

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled as a student in the SF State Department of Art.
  • Full-Time Undergraduate Major (12 unit minimum) or Graduate Art Major (9 unit minimum).
  • Continuing Undergraduate or Graduate student enrolled full-time at the time of application.
  • Graduating Senior or Graduate student enrolled full-time at the time of application are also eligible.
  • Student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Not a previous recipient of a Sher-Right Scholarship.

Steve Wilson Award

To support the work of students of excellence (undergraduate or graduate) with a focus in Digital Media and Emerging Technology in honor of the work and achievements of Steve Wilson.

Award Amount 

1 award of $1,000

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current San Francisco State University student in Art
  • Full-Time Undergraduate Major (12 unit minimum) or Graduate Art Major (9 unit minimum)
  • Continuing Undergraduate or Graduate student enrolled full-time at the time of application.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Not a previous recipient of the Steve Wilson Award