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Financial Aid and Scholarships

San Diego State University Scholarship Opportunities for Incoming Freshmen

San Diego State University awards scholarships to a limited number of incoming freshmen based on academic excellence, strong leadership, service to your community, and special talents or interests.

Scholarships are gift aid – You do not have to repay them

Click on the links below to learn more about SDSU scholarship opportunities available to incoming freshmen:

 

Academic achievement scholarships are competitive scholarships awarded based primarily on your academic achievement in high school. If you are eligible for an academic achievement scholarship, you will receive an invitation from San Diego State University to apply after you have submitted your application for admission through Cal State Apply.

Academic achievement scholarships may be renewed for up to four consecutive academic years (8 semesters) of undergraduate study if you continue to meet the scholarship’s eligibility requirements. You must be enrolled full-time each semester to maintain eligibility.

Click here to learn more about SDSU’s academic achievement scholarships.

 

San Diego State University’s service and leadership scholarships are competitive scholarships awarded based primarily on your community service and leadership experiences in high school. The application process for service and leadership scholarships varies depending on the specific program.

Service and leadership scholarships may be renewed for up to four consecutive academic years (8 semesters) of undergraduate study if you continue to meet the scholarship’s eligibility criteria, which include academic, as well as service and leadership, requirements. You must be enrolled full-time each semester to maintain eligibility.

Click here to learn more about SDSU’s service and leadership scholarships.

 

San Diego State University awards regional scholarships to high-achieving students who are graduating from high schools outside of SDSU’s local admissions area to support geographical diversity in our student body. The application process for regional scholarships is very competitive and varies depending on the specific program.

You must be enrolled full-time each semester to maintain eligibility.

Click here to learn more about SDSU’s regional scholarships.