The International Student and Scholar Services Office (ISSS) and the Study Abroad and Away Office (SAA) offer a few different scholarships to students every year. Three different scholarships are offered: The Louie Barozzi, Global Spartan, and the Gilman Scholarships. ISSS also offers a Fulbright Visiting Scholars program.

Global Spartan Scholarship

ISSS is pleased to offer scholarships available to you as a global spartan. This past year, SJSU awarded a number of scholarships to international students and students who participated in the study abroad program. Explore the many opportunities available to you to help finance your time at SJSU. 

The inaugural Global Spartan Scholarship was created by ISSS in fall 2020 to recognize and provide financial support to our new and continuing, matriculated international students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

If you have recently applied or been accepted to SJSU, please apply as a new SJSU Student. If you are currently taking classes at SJSU as an enrolled student, apply as a current SJSU Student.

How to Apply: 

  1. Access the SJSU Spartan Scholarships platform.
  2. Complete the "General Application" first.
  3. Apply for the Global Spartan Scholarship. 
Application Deadline for Incoming New Students: April 30, 2024, 11:59 PM PST

Eligibility and Requirements:

  • Must be a fully matriculated student in F-1 status
  • Must maintain legal F-1 status
  • Must be enrolled full-time with 12 units as an undergraduate or 9 units as a graduate student*
  • Must have a minimum SJSU cumulative GPA of 3.5 (graduate students) and 3.3 (undergraduate students)
  • Must have completed at least one semester at SJSU at the time of application
  • Must be an active student at SJSU for the following academic year

*Must be enrolled in at least 7 units if spring is your final semester or if you are concurrently enrolled at another institution.

Scholarship qualifications for current students: 

  • Scholarship Merit and Leadership Impact: For current students, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher (graduate applicants) and 3.3 or higher (undergraduate applicants). For new students, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. 
  • Leadership Impact: Applicants should demonstrate leadership in their involvement with their current campus and community.
  • Global Impact: Applicants should show their commitment to globalization, diversity, and, ultimately, international education.
  • Financial Need: Applicants should show how this scholarship will impact their ability to pay for tuition and contribute to their continued success at SJSU.
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