SSIS Scholarships


The Laurie McBride Scholarship

The Laurie McBride Scholarship offers a full scholarship ($7,200 for the 2018-19 academic year) for a junior or senior with a declared major within SSIS. The scholarship is named for long-time LGBTQ lobbyist and activist Laurie McBride. It is funded by the Stonewall Foundation of Greater Sacramento to cultivate new advocates who, like Ms. McBride, understand that fighting for equality requires ongoing commitment and resolve.

Read more about Laurie McBride's life and work here.

See the scholarship flyer here.

Apply for the Laurie McBride Scholarship here.


Otis L. Scott Scholarship

The Otis L. Scott Scholarship offers two $1,000 awards for the Fall 2018 semester. Open to full-time undergraduate students from any SSIS department or program with a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 and in good standing at time of award. Applicants will submit a letter of interest with their application describing their on-campus leadership and service to an off-campus community. The deadline is Friday, March 16, 2018.

The application can be accessed through Financial Aid and Scholarships.


BEL Foundation Scholarship

The application for the BEL Foundation Scholarship is now open. Created to honor the memory of Bradley E. Long, the BEL scholarship offers one $5,000 award for the 2018 - 2019 academic year, $2,500 per semester. Open to undergraduate students from any department or program meeting the criteria, which must be met at the time of application and of award:

  • full time enrollment
  • 3.0 overall GPA
  • applied for financial aid
  • student from a single-parent household, or a student who is a single parent.


  • recipient must complete at least 35 hours of community service each semester
  • must submit a 2 page essay focusing on the importance of giving service to the community and how that fits with your University education
  • must submit a faculty or high school teacher's letter of recommendation
  • applicants will be interviewed by the selection committee.

The deadline is Monday, March 26, 2018, at 5:00 pm.


The application can be accessed through Financial Aid and Scholarships.



Department Scholarships


Asian Studies


Environmental Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences




Sacramento State Scholarships

For more scholarship information, visit the Sac State Scholarship page here.