Dr. Michael Green and Ann Sartori Scholarship

Ann Sartori (left) and Dr. Michael Green (right) with the San Francisco Skyline and Golden Gate Bridge in the background

We are pleased to announce the Dr. Michael Green and Ann Sartori Scholarship for students in the Pre-Health Professions and Pre-Nursing Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs.

The scholarship honors the memory and impact Dr. Michael Green has had on students and colleagues by establishing an ongoing fund to help highly motivated and deserving students in the programs.

It awards a $3,000 scholarship to a student who demonstrates financial need and dedication to pursuing a career in the health professions.

Michael Green grew up in the Bronx, New York and attended the Bronx High School of Science (1964). He earned a bachelor's degree at City College of New York ('68) and a Ph.D. in molecular biology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison ('72).

For 39 years, he was a professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at St. Louis University Medical School. In 2014, he retired and moved to San Francisco where his two children and two grandchildren live. During his retirement, he volunteered at the California Academy of Sciences and taught Molecular Pathophysiology and Immunology courses (Fall 2015-Fall 2017) in our Post-Bac Program at San Francisco State.

While he mentored hundreds of medical and graduate students during his long career, he often mentioned his time at San Francisco State as one of his favorite teaching experiences.

Ann Sartori grew up in Plymouth, Wisconsin. After spending six years in a convent studying to be a nun, she left religious life because she wanted to learn more about women’s rights and the social justice movements of the 1960s.

She met Michael Green in 1968 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and they married the next year. They moved to St. Louis, Mo. in 1975 where they raised two children, Josh and Sarah. Ann was a Montessori-certified pre-school teacher for many years. In 1986, she graduated from St. Louis University Law School and was admitted to the Missouri Bar Association.

Today, she lives in San Francisco and enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren.

  • The scholarship is limited to students that are currently enrolled in at least 6 units in the Post-Bac program.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative or Post-Bac GPA.
  • Applicants must submit a 500-word written statement demonstrating financial need and describing how these funds will help them pursue a career in a health-related profession.
  • Applicants must submit a letter of support from one SF State faculty member.
  • Students must use the award for academic expenses associated with attending SF State.
  • To apply, please use the "Scholarship Link" found on the SF State Academic Works website.