About our Scholarships

Scholarship ReceptionFreshman, Continuing Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships

Each year about ten $2,000 scholarships are awarded within three categories: freshmen, continuing undergraduate and graduate. Each application is evaluated by the Sacramento State Alumni Association Scholarship Committee on the basis of;

  1. demonstrated academic success; 
  2. demonstrated leadership and participation and service in school and the community; and
  3. hardships and/or obstacles, financial or otherwise, that the applicant has overcome

Leslie and Anita Harper Alumni Scholarship Endowment 

In December 2010, Leslie and Anita Harper established the first endowed scholarship as part of the Alumni Scholarship Program. Passionate about education, their intention is to support Sacramento State students that have strong academic backgrounds, demonstrated leadership and service, as well as financial need. Leslie graduated from Sacramento State in 1955 with a degree in business administration. 

Visual and Performing Arts Foundation Scholarships 

The Visual and Performing Arts Foundation of Sacramento funds scholarships to incoming and continuing students who are majoring in the visual or performing arts at Sacramento State. The following scholarships will be awarded on a rotating schedule: 

  1. Dorothy Augusta Memorial Music Scholarship—music majors
  2. Colonel J.L.S. Hopkins Scholarship—performing arts or communication studies majors 
  3. Earl Payne Memorial Scholarship—visual arts and/or photography majors 
  4. Doug Peckham Scholarship—theatre arts and film majors

Margot Shinnamon Bach Scholarship 

Established by alumna and former Sacramento State Alumni Association President, Margot Shinnamon Bach, this award recognizes a student with dedicated commitment to the pursuit of an English or communication studies degree.

Engineering and Computer Science Alumni Chapter Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2010-11 by the Engineering and Computer Science Alumni Chapter to recognize the value of their education and experiences gained at Sacramento State. This scholarship was created out of the chapter's desire to assist superior engineering students attending our University. 

Henry Steven Giron Memorial Scholarship 

The Henry Steven Giron Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Henry Giron, who was a member of the graduating class of 2011 and participated in many campus activities. This scholarship recognizes a student that is involved with campus student clubs, organizations or government.