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San Diego State University

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Academic Achievement Scholarships

Academic achievement scholarships are competitive scholarships awarded based primarily on your academic achievement in high school. If you are eligible for an academic achievement scholarship, you will receive an invitation from San Diego State University to apply after you have submitted your application for admission through Cal State Apply.

Academic achievement scholarships may be renewed for up to four consecutive academic years (8 semesters) of undergraduate study if you continue to meet the scholarship’s eligibility requirements. You must be enrolled full-time each semester to maintain eligibility.

SDSU Merit Scholarship

Scholarship Value: Renewable awards of $7,500 - $10,000 per year

The SDSU Merit Scholarship, SDSU’s most prestigious scholarship, is awarded to a select number of the most academically-qualified students who graduate from a local SDSU admissions-area high school and achieve a minimum 4.00 high school GPA and a minimum score of 1460 on the SAT or a minimum composite score of 33 on the ACT. To be eligible for scholarship renewal, continuing SDSU Merit Scholars must maintain a minimum 3.50 grade point average and complete at least 30 units of coursework each year.

For more information, please contact Gina Kim at 619-594-0744 or

Weber Honors College Scholarship

Scholarship Value: Renewable awards of $1,000 - $7,500 per year

The Weber Honors College awards approximately ten scholarships each year to students who apply by the priority consideration deadline and are accepted into the fall cohort of the Weber Honors College. The priority consideration deadline to apply to the Weber Honors College is January 15, 2019. To apply to the Weber Honors College, students should visit