Scholarships

Scholarship Awards

Associated Students offers the following scholarships to San Jose State University students to help offset the costs of attending college. Apply through the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office starting May 1st, 2020 for the 2020-2021 academic year awards.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • All applicants must be matriculated students who have completed a minimum of 15 semester units at SJSU and are in good standing
  • Outgoing and past elected Associated Students officials are eligible to apply and receive an award.
  • Incoming Associated Students elected officials are not eligible to receive the award
  • Awards based on financial need must be verified by the Financial Aid Office and require supporting documentation as determined from the FAFSA application.
  • Recipients are restricted to one A.S. Scholarship while attending SJSU.
  • Must meet eligibility based on S05-04 University Qualifications.
  • Award may not exceed a student's "cost of attendance" at San Jose State University and may affect their financial award package.
  • GPA requirement shall be determined by a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and above (an exception is the A.S. Legacy Award, which required a 2.75 GPA). No letter of recommendation required.

A.S. Scholarships 2020 – 2021
Associated Students scholarship recipients demonstrate exemplary leadership and involvement in campus and community life, including student organizations, sports, campus committees, volunteerism, community and civic activism. This year a total of $70,000 is to be awarded for up to 70 awards.

A.S. First-Generation Student Scholarship ($1,000) | 20 Awards Available
Awarded to students who are first in their family to attend college. The awardee is a role model for future first-generation students, supports the success of peers and acts as a mentor and support for the youth.

A.S. Legacy Award ($1,500) | 15 Awards Available
Awarded to students who encourage optimism and create a legacy through exemplary leadership, support, academic and extracurricular involvement and contribution for the betterment of the campus and the community.

St. Saffold Leadership Scholarship ($1,000) | 15 Awards Available
Named after St Saffold, a well-recognized and honored SJSU alum, the scholarship is awarded to students who embody true SJSU leadership, inspiring peers to make a difference and to bring passion in helping others.

A.S. Advocacy Award ($750) | 10 Awards Available
Awarded to students who strongly advocate for social justice through diverse forms of civic engagement, such as volunteer work and public activism, to create a more socially-conscious campus community.

A.S. Global Scholar Award ($500) | 10 Awards Available
Awarded to students who understand the importance of social, political, environmental or economic issues on a worldwide scale and who have the passion to explore international cultures and societies.


 For any questions or inquiries please contact the A.S. Government office at 
Diaz Compean Student Union, 2nd floor, Suite 2300
Telephone: (408) 924-6240