External Scholarships

External scholarships are scholarships provided from organizations, individuals, or businesses outside of Sonoma State University. These scholarships should be reported to the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office so we can make sure it shows as anticipated aid on your account and fits into the rest of your financial aid award. Failure to do so could result in us requiring you to repay some or all of your need-based financial aid.

External Scholarship Resources and Popular Search Engines:

External scholarships have varying requirements and deadlines, so make sure to review their application information carefully. This information is provided as a convenience for students, SSU neither makes any recommendations or endorsement of the scholarships listed. Before applying to any opportunities you find, keep the following in mind:

  • Scholarships do not typically ask for your social security number
  • You should not have to pay money to submit your application
  • Trust your gut, if it seems fishy it probably is
  • More on how to avoid scams from the FTC website

Shared Energy Future Foundation (deadline Friday, April 7) Apply for $20K in STEM Scholarships

10,000 Degrees (serving students in Sonoma, Marin, and San Francisco Counties with a few offered to the greater Bay Area)

PG&E Better Together STEM Scholarship Program (due date June 3, 2023)

eQuality Scholarship (For Central and Northern CA students who have demonstrated service to the LGBT+ community)

Sacramento Region Community Foundation

Humboldt Area Foundation

Scholarship America


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

SF American Association of University Women

California Garden Clubs, Inc. Scholarship Program (due date January 15, 2023)

International Scholarships & Financial Aid