Food+Shelter+Success is SF State's Basic Needs Initiative. Basic needs are the essentials that every student needs to survive and thrive. Food+Shelter+Success supports students and their ability to be engaged learners who reach their full potential by helping students access quality food, secure housing and economic resources.
Food+Shelter+Success stands in solidarity with everyone fighting for equality. Equitable access to housing, food, medical care, and education are critical, undeniable, and foundational elements of racial and social justice.
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The Estuary and Ocean Science Scholarship supports graduate student success in marine and coastal research and science engagement. Criteria: 1) 1st, 2nd or 3rd year in a graduate degree program conducting research focused on topics in marine and coastal science who are mentored by faculty based at the Estuary and Ocean Science (EOS) Center. 2) Must have logged at least 15 hours of volunteer work with the Educational Outreach Coordinator for conducting science engagement work with EOS Center science outreach programs. Awards are for up to $2000
The Estuary and Ocean Science Opportunity Scholarship supports graduate student success in marine and coastal research and science engagement for students who have demonstrated financial need. Criteria: 1) 1st, 2nd or 3rd year in a graduate degree program conducting research focused on topics in marine and coastal science who are mentored by faculty based at the Estuary and Ocean Science (EOS) Center. 2) Must have logged at least 15 hours of volunteer work with the Educational Outreach Coordinator for conducting science engagement work with EOS Center science outreach programs. 3) Students who meet the AB540 definition are eligible to apply. 4) Must apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Application. 5) Must have financial need as determined by FAFSA or the California Dream Application. Awards are for up to $2000
Basic needs in the higher education setting refers to those things that are necessary for students to be active and engaged learners, with an equitable opportunity for full participation in curricular and co-curricular offerings of the University. These basic needs can include, but are not limited to, safety, access to quality mental health services, food security, and housing security.
Basic Needs Mission:
To address student hunger and homelessness through the development of sustainable and student-informed programs and policies that support the educational mission.
Core programs now available to students who are experiencing food and/or housing insecurity include:
- Associated Students Pop-Up Food Pantry
- Be a Good Neighbor: Feed a Gator Meal Distribution Program
- CalFresh Enrollment Assistance
- California Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) accepted at campus Subway
- Emergency Housing through Residential Life
- HOPE Crisis Fund - Dean of Students Office
Students who wish to access services to address basic needs can meet with the Dean-on-Call, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by stopping by Suite 403 in the Student Services Building (SSB 403), calling (415) 338-3888 to schedule an appointment, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries.
More Scholarships for Fall 2020 Semester
College of Science & Engineering Advisory Board Scholarship ($2,500)
Awarded to one graduate student in the College of Science & Engineering
Bruce A. Rosenblatt Community Service Scholarships ($1,250)
Awarded to four undergraduate or graduate students with 100 hours of Community Service
James C. Kelley Scholarship ($1,000)
Awarded to TWO undergraduate or graduate student in the field of Marine or Environmental Science
David & Cary Cassa Memorial Scholarships ($1,000)
Awarded to two College of Science & Engineering undergraduate students who live in San Francisco
Kenneth Fong Biology Scholarship ($1,250)
Awarded to one undergraduate student in the Department of Biology
C.Y. Chow Memorial Scholarships ($1,000)
Awarded to two undergraduate students in the Department of Computer Science or Mathematics
Pamela Fong Mathematics Scholarship ($1,250)
Awarded to one undergraduate student in the Department of Mathematics
SF State Scholarships
A full list of SF State scholarship options are here: https://sfsu.academicworks.com
Graduate support opportunities for the Biology Department are posted here: http://biology.sfsu.edu/content/scholarships-and-funding-graduate-students
Scholarship options are primarily to increase diversity of the scientific workforce in biomedical sciences, but students working at the EOS Center have been awarded those scholarships in the past. http://seo.sfsu.edu