Welcome to the Scholarship Office!


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sonoma State University has transitioned to remote instruction for Fall 2020. Employees are working remotely in almost all departments. Email is the best way to communicate with our faculty and staff. Please see the SSU COVID-19 site for more information.

SSU Scholarship Program

The University Scholarship Program is designed to provide encouragement and public recognition to students who have demonstrated academic excellence. The program is supported by generous contributions from individuals, organizations, corporations and foundations. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000 per year. In the last few years the number of scholarships has increased dramatically. There are now over 200 separate funds which provide approximately 400 distinct scholarship awards.

The primary criterion for awards from the University Scholarship Program is outstanding scholarship. Restrictions apply to some awards, e.g., residence, major, etc. Your accurate completion of the scholarship application form will ensure you are considered for every scholarship for which you qualify. Various academic departments and athletic programs provide scholarships and talent awards which are not part of the University Scholarship Program. You should contact the appropriate office to find out about these awards and how to apply for them. Students with financial need should also apply to the Financial Aid Office.

Please click here to learn more about the University Scholarship Program, and to apply.


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Sonoma State University is a partner college of TheDREAM.US, which provides scholarships to students newly admitted to SSU.

Applicants must qualify under either Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Temporary Protection Status (TPS) and must be eligible for waiver of non-resident tuition under AB540.

For more information and to apply, visit TheDREAM.US.