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The Fund for Sonoma State | Endowments | Scholarships

The Fund for Sonoma State

The Fund for Sonoma State is one important way alumni, parents and friends demonstrate loyalty and support for the University. Please visit the Fund for Sonoma State web page for more information on our signature programs and the University Leadership Circle.


Sonoma State University welcomes and encourages gifts to establish or increase endowments. Endowments are permanent assets that are invested to provide both current and future revenue streams to support the academic mission of the University. Endowments can be established to provide financial support for scholarships, professorships, academic programs, athletic and performing arts programs, and more. To establish an endowment at SSU, the minimum initial contribution level is $25,000.


Scholarships serve a major role in providing necessary funding for Sonoma State students who have demonstrated academic excellence. The Scholarship office currently administers over 200 separate funds that provide approximately 400 distinct scholarship awards.

More than 54% of the student body receives financial aid, and 27% receive assistance from scholarships or grants. Without this valuable and vital support, these students would be unable to attend SSU. The minimum scholarship awarded is $250.

Scholarships honor and memorialize family members, friends, professors and mentors from all walks of life. Sonoma State is extremely grateful for alumni and friends who choose to assist students in this way. Both endowed and annual scholarships make a significant impact on students, their families and our communities.
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