Student Scholarships and Awards

Student Scholarships and Awards

The School of Theatre, Television, and Film offers a number of scholarships and awards. Announcements about applications and their due dates are made early each Spring. You can’t receive a scholarship unless you apply!

TELEVISION, FILM, AND NEW MEDIA SCHOLARSHIPS

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.


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

College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts (PSFA) Emeritae Dean Joyce Gattas established a scholarship to support her vision and commitment for PSFA undergraduate and graduate students to globally educated and have access to invaluable international study abroad and internship experiences.


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


Ruth Anna, Louis F., Dorothy Cable Endowed Scholarship

Preference will be given to applicants who graduated from high schools in the Sweetwater Union High School District.


Please visit the Ruth Anna, Louis F., Dorothy Cable Endowed Scholarship for more information.


Sara Stelzer Scholarship for Study Abroad

Recipients must be participating in an international experience.


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


Jim Sanders Media and Leadership Scholarship

The Jim Sanders Media and Leadership Scholarship will award one $2,500 scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year to students who have an interest in journalism, news media, or communication. Applicants must aspire to a career in news media, but can be interested in any aspect of the industry including engineering, sales, production (audio, video and sound editing, etc.), graphic design, or human resources and have a desire to be a leader in journalism, media, or communication. Contact scholars@sdsu.edu to apply.


Please visit the Jim Sanders Media and Leadership Scholarship for more information.


THEATRE SCHOLARSHIPS

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.


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

College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts (PSFA) Emeritae Dean Joyce Gattas established a scholarship to support her vision and commitment for PSFA undergraduate and graduate students to globally educated and have access to invaluable international study abroad and internship experiences.


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


Ruth Anna, Louis F., Dorothy Cable Endowed Scholarship

Preference will be given to applicants who graduated from high schools in the Sweetwater Union High School District.


Please visit the Ruth Anna, Louis F., Dorothy Cable Endowed Scholarship for more information.


Sara Stelzer Scholarship for Study Abroad

Recipients must be participating in an international experience.


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


Jim Sanders Media and Leadership Scholarship

The Jim Sanders Media and Leadership Scholarship will award one $2,500 scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year to students who have an interest in journalism, news media, or communication. Applicants must aspire to a career in news media, but can be interested in any aspect of the industry including engineering, sales, production (audio, video and sound editing, etc.), graphic design, or human resources and have a desire to be a leader in journalism, media, or communication. Contact scholars@sdsu.edu to apply.


Please visit the Jim Sanders Media and Leadership Scholarship for more information.


GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

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.


Joyce M. Gattas Scholarship for Internships and International Experiences

College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts (PSFA) Emeritae Dean Joyce Gattas established a scholarship to support her vision and commitment for PSFA undergraduate and graduate students to globally educated and have access to invaluable international study abroad and internship experiences.


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


The Mundt Memorial Peace Scholarships

These scholarships offer the opportunity to gain intercultural experience, contribute to the San Diego community, provide assistance to new immigrants, strengthen your resume, and enhance your Peace Corps application. The scholarships are through a generous gift of the Mundt Memorial Trust to the SDSU Peacemakers Foundation. The Mundt Trust seeks to encourage SDSU students to have an impact in the community and to consider serving as Peace Corps volunteers through this scholarship-internship program. Intercultural learning and community volunteer experience significantly increase the likelihood of a successful Peace Corps application.

NOTE: This is for applicants applying to join the Peace Corps.


Please visit the The Mundt Memorial Peace Scholarships for more information.


Critical Language Scholarship

CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is an 8-10 week fully-funded summer intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Both undergraduate and graduate U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.


Please visit the Critical Language Scholarship for more information.


How to Apply for Scholarships

Each academic year, there are two cycles for scholarships. There is the fall cycle in which applications are due on a specific date each fall and a spring cycle in which applications are due on a specific date each spring. NOTE: The date changes each year. Any scholarships applied for in the fall cycle will be awarded in the spring semester of that academic year. Any scholarships applied for in the spring cycle will be awarded in the following fall in the next academic year. Any scholarships that say "Contact Department" are awarded at the discretion of the College of PSFA Scholarship Committee, the Director of the School of TTF, and the faculty. There is not an application process for these “Contact Department” scholarships.

To find the dates for each application process and to determine if you are eligible for any of the above scholarships, please visit Financial Aid and Scholarships.

The scholarship application period for each scholarship is listed and if you click on each scholarship you will see the application instructions.