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.

School of Art Scholarships in Academic Works/Blackbaud: Application Deadline : April 1st

Apply through Academic Works

Martin Wong Scholarship for Painting/Drawing and Ceramics Application Deadline : April 5th

Please email Martin Wong Scholarship applications to: sch_art@sfsu.edu

 

Application Requirements

For all School of Art Scholarships in Academic Works 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.

 

Andrew Sanders Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was created as an expression of love and friendship for Andrew Sanders by his family, friends, and colleagues at Allbirds. Andrew received his BA degree in Art in May of 2020. He passed away in July of 2020 in a cycling accident, doing something he loved. Andrew Sanders had many hopes and dreams of a successful future creating art. He wrote about his dream of helping other artists when he became an established artist himself. As a student at San Francisco State University, he often struggled to find enough money to pay for materials to complete projects. This scholarship is intended to help undergraduate studio art students pay for materials needed for class projects. Andrew "Drew" Sanders was born on August 1, 1996, and grew up in San Jose. Throughout his life, he was known as a connector as he built strong friendships in many different communities. Andrew was most passionate about biking and art, but was also known as a musician, break dancer and photographer. He was a gifted independent artist and his work could be seen throughout the Bay Area as his many peers sported Andrew's clothing and accessory wear. Andrew spent endless hours at SF State's art and print studios. He was known in classes for his dedication to sketch art, while also using his energy to inspire his fellow students. From all who loved Drew, it is their hope that this scholarship will carry forward his energy and allow others like him to pursue their dreams at SF State.

Award Amount:

1 award of $1,000

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to undergraduate, declared Studio Art and/or Art major students practicing studio art.
  • Students must be currently enrolled, at least part-time, and taking two (2) or more classes in the School of Art.
  • Applicants must supply a work sample from a personal project.

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.

Fred M. Levin Award for the Headlands Graduate Fellow

The Fred M. Levin Award supports one graduating M.F.A. student to participate in the Headlands Center for the Arts' Graduate Fellowship Program. The program provides meaningful support to recent, promising studio art MFA graduates, in partnership with esteemed Bay Area academic institutions. The program is unique in the country for addressing this critical juncture in an emerging artist's career, giving aspiring post-grads opportunities for professional development and a chance to define their practice outside of the academic context.

Graduate Fellows receive private studio space; chef-prepared meals; public presentation opportunities, including participation in a culminating curated exhibition; and discounts on Headlands public events. Graduate Fellows are active participants in Headlands peer-to-peer-driven creative community and benefit from engagement with local, national, and international artists participating in Headlands artists' programs.

http://www.headlands.org/program/grad-fellowships/

 

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduating MFA Student in the School of Art MFA Program
  • Headlands Fellowship Application submittal

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 

$2,000 and $3,000  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 sch_art@sfsu.edu  by 11:59pm on the due date, April 5th, 2021:

  1. Art Scholarship Application. Click here to download the application (Word).
  2. A single PowerPoint or PDF 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