SDSU AZTEC Scholarships

San Diego State University has over 700 scholarship opportunities to support our students’ educational goals.  Funding for our scholarships has been provided by generous donors to SDSU who believe in higher education and your ability to achieve academic success. 

Our application portal, “Aztec Scholarships,” allows students to apply for university scholarships via one application.  The SDSU Scholarship Office coordinates the SDSU scholarship application and awarding process with core committees from the various colleges, departments and organizations responsible for selecting recipients.

The application process for students is simple and fast.  Based on university and application data, Aztec Scholarships automatically filters eligible applications and sends them to SDSU scholarship committees for award consideration. Scholarship committees are typically composed of university faculty and/or staff from the academic program or campus organization most closely affiliated with the scholarship. SDSU Scholarship Office staff members are not part of any scholarship committee.

SDSU maintains a strict policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identification, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in the administration and awarding of scholarships.

Scholarship Application Submission Period

The general application in Aztec Scholarships is now open for awards in the 2024-25 academic year!


Current Students

To be considered for the highest number of scholarships possible, current SDSU students should submit their general application by the following early action deadline: April 5, 2024.

Newly Admitted Students

Once students are admitted and complete their Intent to Enroll, they may log in to Aztec Scholarships during the application period. Important: incoming students MUST submit their Intent to Enroll to be matched to and awarded any scholarships through Aztec Scholarships. For the 2024-25 academic year, incoming students are encouraged to submit an application by August 2, 2024.


All SDSU students in good standing, regardless of area of study, are encouraged to apply, including graduate students, nonresidents, international students with an F-1 Visa (Academic Student), and those who attend SDSU Global Campus and SDSU Imperial Valley. Undocumented students with AB540 status are also eligible. Students must enroll for the upcoming academic year in a degree, credential, or eligible certificate program to be considered for Aztec Scholarships. For optimal compatibility, sign in using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. If you experience problems using Safari, please try one of the recommended browsers. 

Helpful Information 

How do I request accommodations for completing my scholarship application? If you are a student registered with the Student Disability Services (SDS) and would like to request accommodations or assistance in completing your Aztec Scholarships general application, please email us at [email protected] with your accommodation requests and copy your SDS counselor on the email. After confirmation of your active status with SDS, we will arrange for your requested accommodations.

What can I do if I don’t have personal access to a laptop or computer? If you need to borrow equipment or need access to a computer on campus to complete your general application or post acceptance steps, please visit the University Library. Additional information related to borrowing equipment is available at 

Who should I contact for specific questions about Aztec Scholarships that aren't directly addressed on the Scholarship Office website? If you need additional support related to Aztec Scholarships, the Scholarship Team is happy to answer your questions and provide needed assistance. Please contact us at [email protected]. Include your full name and RedID on all correspondence to ensure a personalized response.


Student Deadlines




General Application Open

Monday, March 11, 2024

Deadline dates are listed within each scholarship’s description.

Early Action Deadline

Friday, April 5, 2024

Scholarships with an April 5 deadline will be reviewed by committees starting April 8, 2024; your application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on April 5, 2024, to be considered.

Recruitment Scholarship Deadline

Friday, June 28, 2024

Scholarships with a June 28 deadline will be reviewed by committees starting July 1, 2024; your application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on June 28, 2024, to be considered.

Incoming Student Early Action Deadline

Friday, August 2, 2024

Scholarships with an Aug. 2 deadline will be reviewed by committees starting August 5, 2024;  your application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on August 2, 2024, to be considered.

Aztec Scholarships Application Closes

Friday, August 30, 2024

Scholarships with an Aug. 30 deadline will be reviewed by committees starting September 3, 2024;  your application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on August 30, 2024, to be considered. 

Study abroad and internship scholarships will be reviewed starting November 1, 2024;  your application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on August 30, 2024, to be considered.

Aztec Scholarships Webinar Series:

The Cal Coast Student Financial Center hosts a series of webinars for Aztec Scholarships. Please see below for Zoom webinar dates, times, and meeting IDs with links attached.

All webinar recordings will be posted to the Virtual Coffee Hour page.

Aztec Scholarships: Everything You Need to Know 

Completing the General Application

Help with Essays 

Understanding Review Periods

Post Acceptance Steps and Thank You Notes

Honesty Disclaimer:

The SDSU Scholarship Office expects all Aztec Scholarships applicants to understand and work within the guidelines outlined in the Student Conduct section of the SDSU General Catalog. Violations will result, at a minimum, in application cancelation for the award year. Please note that the SDSU Scholarship Office considers the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to produce or help with scholarship application content as plagiarism and in violation of university policy. 

SDSU Georgia: SDSU Georgia students are eligible for their own scholarship and aid programs at the SDSU Georgia campus and therefore should not apply through Aztec Scholarships.

Other helpful information on Aztec Scholarships can be found under FAQs.

If you have questions, please contact our Cal Coast Student Financial Center: