Funding Opportunities in the College

Each year, the College of Social Sciences offers scholarships to students majoring in one of the College's Departments. The College scholarships represent the generosity of many friends and alumni. They honor former deans and students in the College of Social Sciences. These scholarships are designed to reward academic excellence, as well as to help finance the ever-increasing costs of higher education. Selection for these scholarships reflects impressive accomplishments of a college career. 

Scholarship Announcements

The College scholarships are awarded in spring semester for the following academic year, so awardee must be matriculated at SJSU during the following fall term to be eligible. Any additional eligibility or application requirements are specified in the scholarship announcements linked below.

College Scholarship questions should be directed to the College of Social Sciences Dean’s Office at 408-924-5300 or by contacting Dr. Laxmi Ramasubramanian, Interim Associate Dean for Research 

How to Apply?

Applications are submitted and accepted through Spartan Scholarship only. The application period is from February 15, 2023 - April 5, 2023. To apply:

  1. Sign in to Spartan Scholarships using your MySJSU login information.
  2. Complete and submit the General Application - This will give you access to other scholarships and awards in addition to those from the Dean’s Office.
  3. Click on the "Opportunities" menu and select "Recommended." 
  4. Find the scholarship/award opportunity of interest and click on the "Apply" button.
  5. Provide any supplemental application material (e.g., letter of recommendation, etc.)

List of Available Scholarships

Scholarship Recipients, 2020 - 2021

Join us in applauding College of Social Sciences students whose accomplishments have been recognized with awards and scholarships.