SF State Vaccine Scholarship Program

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***Ten winners have been drawn and notified. We are in the process of confirming eligibility. Thank you for participating and helping to keep our community safe and healthy.***

SF State Scholarship Opportunity for Vaccinated Youth

San Francisco State University (SF State), the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) sponsored a scholarship program for San Franciscan residents ages 12 to 17 who received the COVID-19 vaccine. SF State awarded 10 scholarships to fully fund four years of tuition to the University for eligible youth who register at participating vaccination locations in the city.

Through a scholarship drawing from those six sites, the funds will be awarded to 10 residents, covering their tuition while enrolled at SF State for future semesters. Recipients will be eligible for the scholarship funds for four years of undergraduate education.

Frequently Asked Questions About SF State's Vaccine Incentive Program

Eligible residents must come to one of the vaccination sites to register. SF State will be available to confirm eligibility and help students complete the application.

Yes. Any resident of San Francisco is eligible if they were ages 12-17 when they received the vaccine and enter at one of the listed vaccination sites.

Scholarship awardees will be entered into our prospective student information system with their expected high school graduation year. We will match those records to our student records on an annual basis to ensure we award students appropriately. Awardees will also receive an official award notification that they can retain for their records.

Permanent residents of San Francisco, including those who meet AB 540 eligibility are eligible to enter the scholarship drawing.

The scholarships will be awarded in the amount of the difference between in-state tuition and fees and other federal and/or state financial aid awarded to the winner. If the winner’s federal and/or state financial aid awards fully cover the cost of in-state tuition and fees, the student will be awarded $2,000 per academic year.

Scholarships will be credited to the winners’ student accounts each semester of enrollment at SF State.

The drawing for winners will be on November 15, 2021, and the official announcement of winners will be published the week of November 22.

Entries must be for people who are/were age 12-17 when they receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

No, families will not have to present information to register. However, they will have to come with a parent or legal guardian to register by filling out an online form.

Unfortunately, SF State does not have staff to provide translation services on site. 

The scholarship awardee must be continuously enrolled to remain eligible, and eligibility is limited to 8 consecutive fall/spring semesters.

Students who attend college courses prior to their high school graduation are still considered eligible for this scholarship.