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Featured Scholarship: Rising Star Scholarship

Scholarship season is in full swing! Whether you’re an undeclared freshman, or a graduate anthropology student, there are some amazing opportunities to earn money for school through the SDSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Check out @State each month — and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships online database — for the latest scholarship opportunities! It’s free, it’s easy, and it’s online!

Rising Star Scholarship

Scholarship award amount: Up to $1,000 

Open to all majors

First time freshmen not eligible

February 17, 2017 application deadline

Scholarship details

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Have a minimum 2.50 overall cumulative GPA
  • Be enrolled full-time
  • Submit the following materials to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships:
      • A list of your campus activities, clubs, sports, etc. indicating the dates (e.g., fall 2016), the typical amount of time involved on a weekly basis (e.g., 5 hours per week), and any leadership positions held
      • A list of your volunteer and community service activities, indicating the dates (e.g., fall 2016) and typical amount of time involved on a weekly basis (e.g., 5 hours per week)
      • Responses to the following questions, at a maximum of 1,250 words total:
        • Describe your top three values and how you act upon them in your life as a college student.
        • Describe the contributions you have made to enhancing the quality of student life at SDSU through a leadership or service role.
        • Describe your experience with public speaking to large groups. How confident are you in your public speaking abilities?
*Recipients must attend workshop training sessions in order to serve as a volunteer advisor and/or peer workshop presenter with the Peer Leadership Consultant Program, providing a minimum of 40 hours of leadership service and workshops to the campus during the year.