Student Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, the College of Social Sciences offers scholarships to students majoring in one of the College's departments and programs. The College scholarships represent the generosity of many friends, alumni, and former Deans of the college. These scholarships reward academic excellence and take into account financial need to help address the ever-increasing costs of higher education. 

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Awardees should be a major in one of the College’s departments or programs.
  • Awardees must be attending SJSU during the Fall 2024 semester
  • Any additional eligibility or application requirements are specified in the scholarship announcements linked below.

How to Apply?

Applications are submitted and accepted through the Spartan Scholarship only. To apply:

  1. Applications are due by April 5, 2024
  2. Sign in to Spartan Scholarships using your MySJSU login information.
  3. 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.
  4. Click on the "Opportunities" menu and select "Recommended."
  5. Find the scholarship/award opportunity of interest and click on the "Apply" button.
  6. Provide any supplemental application material (e.g., letter of recommendation, etc.)

College Scholarship questions should be directed to Clifton Oyamot, Associate Dean for Student Success,, or the College of Social Sciences Dean’s Office at 408-924-5300.

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.