Honors Scholarships

For incoming SDSU Honors Freshmen

Each year, the Weber Honors College awards approximately 10 scholarships to incoming honors freshmen. Weber Honors College scholarships are highly competitive given the outstanding caliber of our applicants. To apply for these scholarships you must first complete your application to the Weber Honors College by 11:59pm on the January 15 deadline. Only the students who applied by January 15th and are admitted to the Weber Honors College will receive an email in April 2020 with a link to the Weber Honors College Scholarship Application.

Weber Honors College Scholarship Application Timeline

Application Opens April 2020
Application Closes 11:59pm, Friday, May 15, 2020
Interview Notices Email sent out week of May 18 to all applicants (not all applicants are invited for an interview)
Virtual Interviews Week of June 1
Award Notifications Mid-June 2020

The majority of the Weber Honors College scholarships have particular restrictions (e.g., major, San Diego County/area high schools, or financial need). In order to be considered for the greatest number of Weber Honors College scholarships available, we encourage all students to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2020. The FAFSA application for 2020-2021 funding is available starting October 1, 2019.

Please note, there are certain honors scholarships that have gpa requirements. Courses taken at a community college are factored into the student's overall gpa when we consider students for scholarships. If a student enrolls in a community college course in the fall, spring, or summer semester before starting SDSU, the grades received during the fall, spring, or summer term will also effect whether or not the student is eligible for the scholarship in the fall.

SDSU Scholarships-Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

In addition to the scholarships offered through the Weber Honors College, there are additional scholarships offered to all incoming students through the university’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (OFAS).

A limited number of scholarships based on academic excellence, strong leadership, service to the community, and special talents or interests, as well as out of state scholarships are listed on the incoming freshmen scholarship site.

SDSU Scholarship Application Deadlines

OFAS will launch a new scholarship system in March 2020 with one deadline (TBD) for SDSU-administered scholarships for new and continuing students. Qualified students will be matched to multiple scholarships through a single application.

Application Cycle Application Deadlines Award Period
August to October 3PM, Pacific Standard Time
October 11, 2019
Academic Year: 2019-2020
March 2020 TBD Academic Year: 2020-2021

We encourage you to identify and apply for these SDSU scholarships. For information on how to search and apply for these scholarships, visit Financial Aid and Scholarships.

For Transfer Students

A listing of scholarships for transfer students is available on the SDSU Transfer Student Outreach Alliance website in addition to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Some of the scholarships available to new transfer students via the Office of Financial Aid are the following:

Christopher Mortensen Memorial Scholarship
Diane and Neal Denkler High-Achieving Engineering Scholarship
Elwood Beatty Endowed Scholarship
Leoma Shaver Beatty Endowed Scholarship
Osher Scholarship for California Community College Transfer Students
SDSU Alumni Association Scholarship
William and Karen Brack Endowed Scholarship

For currently enrolled SDSU Honors Students

The following scholarships are offered only to Weber Honors College students (some restrictions apply):

SDSU BRIDGES Susan K. Weber Scholarship
Scholarship available to current first year (freshmen) honors students only.

Neva and Ralph Smith Scholarship
Provides funding for students pursuing a career as an educator at the elementary, secondary, or postsecondary level.

All currently enrolled Honors students are encouraged to identify and apply for additional scholarships offered to all enrolled students through the university’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

For currently enrolled SDSU Honors Students
Preparing to Study Abroad

The Weber Honors College offers a scholarship exclusive to Honors students that helps offset the costs associated with studying abroad. In addition, the university offers a scholarship that is open to all SDSU students to support their international experiences. To learn more about these two scholarship opportunities, as well as other creative ways to fund your study abroad, visit the study abroad site.