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Freshmen and Transfer Scholarships

The Alumni Association awards a variety of scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate students. Thanks to the generosity of our Alumni Association donors, we are pleased two offer two awards specifically for incoming freshmen and transfer undergraduate students: 

- Starek Scholarship

- Simpkins Award

Additional Scholarships

View scholarship opportunities for current SJSU students. Students can apply for these awards through STARS

2014 starek recipientsGerald M. Starek Family Alumni Association Scholarship

$7,500 scholarship renewable up to four years.


- Incoming freshman or transfer

- Demonstrates financial need (FAFSA)

- Minimum 2.75 GPA

- Major within the Department of Accounting and Finance (Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, Finance, or Corporate Financial Management/Corporate Accounting and Finance)

Deadline and application:

Apply here by February 13, 2015. 


Simpkins recipient Phyllis and Alan Simpkins Alumni Leadership Award

$5,000 one-time award. 


- Incoming freshman

- Demonstrates academic excellence (minimum 3.5 GPA)

- Demonstrates leadership and community involvement

Deadline and application:

Apply here by February 13, 2015.