Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Study Abroad Scholarships
(Full List)

Sara Stelzer Study Abroad Scholarship

The Sara Stelzer study abroad scholarship was established in 2015 to help financially deserving students participate in an international experience. The College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts will award this scholarship twice a year to students who have financial need. Award amounts range from $500 to $1000 per student. Students must be in academic good standing to apply.

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for application deadlines.

Please visit the Sara Stelzer Study Abroad Scholarship for more information.

SDSU Associated Students Study Abroad Scholarship

SDSU students who have applied, or have been accepted, to participate in a study abroad program outside the United States are encouraged to apply for the Associated Students Study Abroad Scholarship. Students who will be conducting research outside the United States are eligible to receive the scholarship. Students who will be studying or conducting research in a U.S. territory also are eligible to apply. Application materials will be reviewed by a committee composed primarily of current SDSU students, with an Associated Students staff member serving as the scholarship committee chairperson.

Please visit the SDSU Associated Students Study Abroad Scholarship for more information.

Compact Scholars Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students in the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

Please visit the Compact Scholars Study Abroad Scholarship for more information.

Interdiciplinary Studies Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students in the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

Please visit the Interdiciplinary Studies Study Abroad Scholarship for more information.

Liberal Studies Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students in the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

Please visit the Liberal Studies Study Abroad Scholarship for more information.

Weber Honors College Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students in the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

Please visit the Weber Honors College Study Abroad Scholarship for more information.

Scholars Without Borders Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students who are members of Scholars Without Borders.

Please visit the Scholars Without Borders Study Abroad Scholarship for more information.

Office of International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship



Please visit the Office of International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for more information.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

Please visit the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for more information.

Boren Awards for International Study

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Please visit the Boren Awards for International Study for more information.

Rainbow Scholarship (LGBT Students)

This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender students who aims to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program. Applicants must meet general Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) scholarship eligibility requirements & preferences. Students interested in being considered for this annual scholarship should indicate this through their application forms.

Please visit the Rainbow Scholarship (LGBT Students) for more information.

Rotary Scholarship

From scholarships to a local music camp to full graduate fellowships, Rotary offers many ways to support your education. For young leaders who embody our belief of service above self, many local Rotary clubs provide academic scholarships for undergraduate, graduate, and even international study to students in their area.

Please visit the Rotary Scholarship for more information.

Fulbright Scholarship



Please visit the Fulbright Scholarship for more information.

Latin America Fund Scholarship

This scholarship is for students studying in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela for at least one week.

Please visit the Latin America Fund Scholarship for more information.

DiversityAbroad Scholarship

DiversityAbroad.com has partnered with several organizations to offer study abroad grants and scholarships to Minority/Low-Income students.

Please visit the DiversityAbroad Scholarship for more information.

Turkish Coalition of America Scholarships

The Turkish Coalition of America awards up to 100 scholarships per year for African American, Hispanic American, Native American and Filipino America students. These scholarships are awarded to eligible undergraduate and graduate students who have been accepted to a university in Turkey, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) or in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

Please visit the Turkish Coalition of America Scholarships for more information.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia

Students interested in studying in Asia and have financial need should apply to the Freeman Asia Scholarship. Freeman Asia provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation and books. Applications for spring are due in early November of each year.

Please visit the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia for more information.

German Chancellor Fellowship

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship Program is targeted at university graduates from the United States, Russia, China, Brazil and India who have an international outlook and initial leadership experience. It addresses prospective decision-makers, multipliers and thought leaders from a broad range of professional fields such as politics, public administration and business as well as society and culture. The fellowships give them the opportunity to spend a year in Germany networking with other prospective leaders from abroad, who are also sponsored by the Humboldt Foundation, and to explore new solutions to the global issues of our times. With this programme Germany once again presents itself as a destination of choice for intercultural dialogue and as a meeting place for the international leaders of tomorrow.

Please visit the German Chancellor Fellowship for more information.

Consulate General of Mexico Scholarship

The Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego would like to share with you the study abroad opportunity that the Government of Mexico is offering to foreign nationals.

Please visit the Consulate General of Mexico Scholarship for more information.

International Studies Minor Scholarship for Study Abroad

SDSU students have a number of options for a Study Abroad Experience, and there is also the opportunity to get an International Studies Minor from the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts. The International Studies Minor Scholarship for Study Abroad will help students access this important international education experience.

Scholarship application will be open January 1, 2017 to March 1 2017. Scholarship application due: March 1, 2017. Recipients will be notified by March 15, 2017 for summer 2017 study abroad programs.

Please visit the International Studies Minor Scholarship for Study Abroad for more information.

Phi Kappa Phi Undergraduate Study Abroad Grants

Are you planning to study abroad and interested in scholarship funding? You may apply for a study abroad grant from the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, even if you are not a member of Phi Kappa Phi!

Please visit the Phi Kappa Phi Undergraduate Study Abroad Grants for more information.

Cameron Brown Average Student Scholarship

The scholarship was named after Cameron Brown who loved people, laughter, music and sports.

Please visit the Cameron Brown Average Student Scholarship for more information.

College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts Scholarship

Open to any major in PSFA. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Contact the College of PSFA directly.

Please visit the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts Scholarship for more information.

Gracia Mae Ogden Memorial Scholarship

Open to all Communication and Health Communication undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate students must be enrolled full-time. Graduate students must be enrolled in a least 6 units.

Please visit the Gracia Mae Ogden Memorial Scholarship for more information.

Hilda and Colonel Robert L. Dodge Endowed Scholarship for Air Force ROTC

For upper division undergraduate students who are Air Force ROTC cadets at SDSU.

Please visit the Hilda and Colonel Robert L. Dodge Endowed Scholarship for Air Force ROTC for more information.

Paul J. Strand Endowed Scholarship

Recipients must be pursuing a minor in International Studies.

Please visit the Paul J. Strand Endowed Scholarship for more information.

Randi McKenzie Scholarship

Open to sophomore and junior students. ALL PSFA majors are eligible.

Please visit the Randi McKenzie Scholarship for more information.

School of Communication Scholarship

Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Awards are available to first-time freshmen. Contact the School of Communication.

Please visit the School of Communication Scholarship for more information.

Thomas P. Newton Endowed Scholarship

Recipients must be graduates of a California high school in the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, or Sonoma.

Please visit the Thomas P. Newton Endowed Scholarship for more information.

Tom and Donna Bergelis Golich Endowed Scholarship in Communication

Open to Communication Studies and Health Communication undergraduate and graduate students.

Please visit the Tom and Donna Bergelis Golich Endowed Scholarship in Communication for more information.

Kevin Simmons Memorial Scholarship

Named after Kevin Simmons who was a former Director of Forensics.

Please visit the Kevin Simmons Memorial Scholarship for more information.

Paul Gaske Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Forensics

Named after former Director of Forensics, Paul Gaske.

Please visit the Paul Gaske Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Forensics for more information.

Robert L. Benjamin Scholarship

Recipients must be active members of the SDSU Forensics Team during the academic year for which the scholarship funds are awarded.

Please visit the Robert L. Benjamin Scholarship for more information.

Carole Robasciotti Endowed Internship Scholarship

Must be enrolled in a for-credit internship class or participating in a volunteer or work experience. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Please visit the Carole Robasciotti Endowed Internship Scholarship for more information.

Joyce M. Gattas Scholarship for Internships and International Experiences

Must be enrolled at least half-time. Must be participating in an internship or an international experience and be enrolled in a course related to internships or the International Studies minor.

Please visit the Joyce M. Gattas Scholarship for Internships and International Experiences for more information.

Spy optic Award for Study Abroad

Recipients must be participating in a study abroad experience sponsored by the Center for Surf Research during the term for which the scholarship funds are awarded.

Please visit the Spy optic Award for Study Abroad for more information.

William Snavely Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship

Recipients must be admitted to an SDSU-approved study abroad program. Preference will be given to applicants participating in a study abroad program sponsored by the School of Communication.

Please visit the William Snavely Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship for more information.

Ben and Nikki Clay Scholarship

The Ben and Nikki Clay Scholarship applies to undergraduates in the Public Administration major and to graduate level students in the Master of Public Administration program. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.00. This scholarship is open to both full and part-time students who are enrolled in an internship course, either PA 498 or PA 496. Students enrolled in one of these courses will be contacted for eligibility to apply. All applicants will submit a 500-word essay on current issues facing federal, state, or local officials.

Please visit the Ben and Nikki Clay Scholarship for more information.

John Fowler Scholarhip

John Fowler was Assistant City Manager of the City of San Diego. He retired from the City after 30 years of distinguished service. The professional and business communities demonstrated their respect and appreciation for John’s service by establishing a scholarship endowment in his honor and it was housed in the School of Public Affairs (formerly: School of Public Administration and Urban Studies). This scholarship is competitive and any on-going MPA student is eligible to receive it. To be considered, students must demonstrate strong academic performance and a commitment to the field of public and urban affairs.

Please visit the John Fowler Scholarhip for more information.

Jack McGrory Scholarship

The Jack McGrory Scholarship applies to undergraduates in the Public Administration major and to graduate level students in the Master of Public Administration program. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.00. This scholarship is open to both full and part-time students who are enrolled in an internship course, either PA 498 or PA 796. Students enrolled in one of these courses will be contacted for eligibility to apply. All applicants will submit a 500-word essay on current issues facing federal, state, or local officials.

Please visit the Jack McGrory Scholarship for more information.

Marco G. Walshok Scholarship

Professor Marco Walshok, professor of Public Administration and Urban Studies at San Diego State University, passed away in 1999. The University and professional communities, as a sign of respect and admiration for Marco’s lifetime of achievements and accomplishments, established a scholarship in his memory. In an effort to respect Marco’s professional goals and interests, the scholarship is designed to provide annual funding for a graduate student to undertake research and to facilitate public presentations on regional public policy in the San Diego/Tijuana metropolitan area.

Please visit the Marco G. Walshok Scholarship for more information.

Charles L. Lewis Memorial Scholarship

The Charles L. Lewis Memorial Scholarship applies to undergraduates in the Public Administration major and the Criminal Justice major. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.00. This scholarship is open to both full and part-time students. Preference will be given to applicants who are graduates of Samuel F. B. Morse High School in San Diego, California. All applicants will submit a 500-word essay on current issues facing federal, state, or local officials.

Please visit the Charles L. Lewis Memorial Scholarship for more information.

Gregory J. Smith Master of Public Administration (MPA) Endowed Scholarship

The Gregory J. Smith Master of Public Administration (MPA) Endowed Scholarship applies to graduate level students Public Administration. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.00. This scholarship is open to both full and part-time students. Recipients must be incoming or continuing graduate students in the Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) program with an emphasis in financial management. Preference will be given to students who have completed or are currently completing an internship with a county or similar municipality. All applicants will submit a 500-word essay on current issues facing federal, state, or local officials.

Please visit the Gregory J. Smith Master of Public Administration (MPA) Endowed Scholarship for more information.

Pamela Slater-Price Scholarship for Public Administration

The Pamela Slater-Price Scholarship is open to both full and part-time students who are enrolled in a Public Affairs internship course. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 out of 4.00. Preference will be given to the applicants pursuing a major in Public Administration. Students enrolled in one of these courses will be contacted for eligibility to apply. All applicants will submit a 500-word essay on current issues facing federal, state, or local officials.

Please visit the Pamela Slater-Price Scholarship for Public Administration for more information.

School of Public Affairs Scholarship

The School of Public Affairs Scholarship applies to undergraduates in the Public Administration major and to graduate level students in the Master of Public Administration programs. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00. This scholarship is open to both full and part-time graduate students. Undergraduate students are required to be enrolled full-time. All applicants will submit a 500-word essay on current issues facing federal, state, or local officials.

Please visit the School of Public Affairs Scholarship for more information.

For more information, please contact:

    Giancarlo Taylor
    Director of International Programs
    Professional Studies and Fine Arts
    San Diego State University
    5500 Campanile Drive
    San Diego, CA 92182-4505
    phone: 619-594-0929
    fax: 619-594-6974
    office number: PSFA 223
    email: Giancarlo Taylor

Fall 2017 Office Hours:

    Tuesday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Wednesday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Thursday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
        - and by appointment