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 in the spring.

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 requires a 2.75 GPA). No letter of recommendation required.

A.S. Scholarships 2023
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. A total of $93,250 will be awarded to our deserving and admirable Spartans.

A.S. First-Generation Student Scholarship ($1,000 per recipient)
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.

Joslyn Barragan
Mariana Becerra Nunez
Efrain Castillo, Jr.
Cecily  Colgate
Julia Dariychuk
Priya Dhillon
Mario Diaz Acevedo
Kathryn Do
Kevelyn Duarte
Thuy Duong Le
Eric Fregoso
Cynthia Gonzalez
Christopher Gudiel-Gutierrez
Alyssa Guerrero

Vuong Ha
Ha La
Tiffany Lopez Olivia
Jose Madriz
Brandon Martinez
Emily Martinez
Dorothy Nhan
Khanh Nguyen
Thien Bao Ngoc Nguyen
Luis Sanchez
Tam Tran
Denisse Velasco
Ruth Zavala

A.S. Legacy Award ($1,500 per recipient)
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.

Nico Alfaro
Joshua Baird
Tyler Do
Jeric Fernando
Jennifer Hoang
Nancy Juarez
Thi Luu  Nguyen
Emily  Nolan
Ethan Pham
Jazmin Piedra
Daniel Ramos
Andree  Velasquez
Alexander Walters
Mohammad Zaza
Lea Zuniga

St. Saffold Leadership Scholarship ($1,000 per recipient)
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.

Dilkash Ahmed
Samantha  Espinoza
Viridiana Galvez Garcia
Shayan Karbasi
Hannah Keller
Connor Melton
Hasnain  Mucklai
Alexandra Puga
Jennifer Rocha
Natalie  Rusterholtz
Mya  Shiloh
Sondra Stilwell
Skyler Trezona
Lokesh Vaddi

A.S. Advocacy Award ($750 per recipient)
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.

Padina Amirnasiri
Alejandro Anaya Lua
Angela Costales
John Duroyan
Hailey Guinto
Sahiti Hibane
Tadeas Horn
Carlissa Nauroth
Mithi Pandey
Iffat Pathan
Gisselle Quiroz
Shreya Raj
Cindy Tapia
Jericho Tolentino
Mirussell Wilson

A.S. Global Scholar Award ($750 per recipient)
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.

Padina Amirnasiri
Talyssa Ann Sales
Jaclyn Conner
Selena Lee
Phuong Nguyen
Zilin Ye

A.S. Pursuit of Black Excellence Scholarship ($1,000 per recipient)
Awarded to students who are significantly involved in organizations, community action efforts, and current initiatives addressing anti-Blackness and systemic racism within the campus and the broader community. The recognized individual(s) actively engages in initiatives, programs, and/or actions to improve Black student life and cultivate Black academic success at San José State University.

Hunter Aguilar
David Akomah
Israel Archie
Riley Koziel
Mycah Lewis
Nikola Nikolic
Jesse Olufade
Ryanne Rich
Tarun Vegi
Khaled Zaza


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