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Cal Poly Scholarships: Universitywide


Please be advised that this is not a complete listing as new scholarships are frequently established. This is intended to recognize and thank Cal Poly scholarship donors. Students may visit the Financial Aid website for scholarship application information.

Scholarship Name Scholarship Description
Alonzo F. Farrow Scholarship The Alonzo F. Farrow Scholarship supports students attending Cal Poly.
Alumni Honor Scholarship The Alumni Honor Scholarship supports either an incoming freshman or continuing senior who is involved in extra curricular activities.  The recipient must be a dependent or spouse of a Cal Poly alum.  
Burt E. and Anne L. Fugate Educational Foundation Scholarship The Burt E. and Anne L. Fugate Educational Foundation Scholarship supports incoming freshmen from Santa Maria, Nipomo and Arroyo Grande.
Cal Poly Alumni Association- Central California Chapter Scholarship The Central California Chapter of the Cal Poly Alumni Association supports a scholarship for students from Kings and Tulare counties with a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated leadership skills and involvement in activities. Financial need is not to be considered. 
Cal Poly Alumni, Greater Monterey Bay Chapter Scholarship The Cal Poly Alumni, Greater Monterey Bay Chapter Scholarship supports sophomore, junior, or senior students who are high school graduates from Monterey, Santa Cruz, or San Benito counties and show evidence of extracurricular activities, community betterment, club participation and student leadership. 
Cal Poly Civic Leader Scholarship Mr. Samir Pathak is a graduate of Cal Poly’s College of Engineering with a degree in Computer Engineering. He supports a scholarship for students, who are focused on community involvement, to encourage and reward those with an interest in giving back. The scholarship is open to any class-level students with a recommended minimum 3.0 GPA.
Cal Poly General Scholarship The Cal Poly General Scholarship supports outstanding students.
Cal Poly Memorial Scholarship The Cal Poly Memorial Scholarship supports students with scholastic excellence.
Cal Poly Outreach Scholarship The Cal Poly Outreach Scholarship supports incoming freshman.
Cal Poly Parent Program Scholarship The Cal Poly Parent Program Scholarship supports continuing sophomore, junior or senior students. 
Cal Poly Scholars Scholarship The Cal Poly Scholars Scholarship supports the top incoming students in each college.
Cal Poly Wheelman Scholarship The Cal Poly Wheelman Scholarship supports sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate students in any major who are active members of the Wheelman Cycling Club and involved in bicycle related community activities. 
Cal Poly Women's Club Scholarship The Cal Poly Women's Club Scholarship supports students involved in activities related to their major, Cal Poly, and/or the community with preference given to Cal Poly Women's Club relatives.  
California Rural Rehabilitation Scholarship The California Rural Rehabilitation Scholarship supports students from a low income farm/ranch family.
California State Grange Welfare Scholarship The California State Grange Welfare Scholarship supports students who have demonstrated potential for success in their field.
Cindee Bennett-Thompson Poly Reps Award The Cindee Bennett-Thompson Poly Reps Award recognizes a Poly Rep who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in demonstration of leadership, loyalty, character, and dedication to the Poly Reps organization.
Cindee Picanso Memorial Award The Cindee Picanso Memorial Award was established by Manuel "Duke" Picanso in memory of his late wife, Cindee, who touched the lives of numerous student employees and co-workers during her time at Cal Poly. This award is given to an outstanding student employee in Campus Dining who demonstrates characteristics of hard work and kindness towards co-workers and students.
Cisco College of Engineering and Orfalea Collere of Business Scholarship The Cisco College of Engineering and Orfalea Collere of Business Scholarship supports students in the following majors; Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Industry Technology and Information Systems.
Courtney Elizabeth Smyth Memorial Scholarship The Courtney Elizabeth Smyth Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Courtney who was a business administration major who posthumously received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration after she past away in May 1999.  The scholarship recognizes students who have experienced personal hardship and overcome adversity.
CPAA Bay Area Scholarship The CPAA Bay Area Scholarship is funded through the Bay Area Alumni Association and supports sophomore, junior and senior students from the San Francisco bay area.
CPAA SLO Chapter Local Scholarship San Luis Obispo Chapter of the Cal Poly Alumni Association establishes a scholarship for students University-wide with a recommended minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference given to students with a financial need and graduates of a San Luis Obispo county high school or a Santa Maria high school.
David Stewart Memorial Award The David Stewart Memorial Award was  established in memory of David Stewart, who was an Environmental Engineering student at Cal Poly and an avid water skier.  David was unable to obtain his goal of an engineering degree due to lack of financial support, so this scholarship is being established to help those in need reach their educational goals.  The award recognizes sophomore, junior and senior students who are active Cal Poly Water Ski Team members.
Dr. Shirley H. Walker Scholarship The Dr. Shirley H. Walker Scholarship supports students who have demonstrated a commitment to women's equality issues through serving as a leader in organizations which have the primary purpose of promoting women's rights politically, economically and socially.
Ed Zuchelli Scholarship The Ed Zuchelli Scholarship supports students participating in Cal Poly's radio station KCPR.  
Educational Equity Scholarship The Educational Equity Scholarship supports students from Cal Poly Partner High Schools with a preference for incoming freshmen.
Enrique Jimenez Memorial Orientation Award The Enrique Jimenez Memorial Orientation Award was established in honor of Enrique who passed away during WOW Week in a drowning accident.  The award provides funding to a student to attend WOW Week who might otherwise not be able to afford to attend.
Ernie and Lorie (Sousa) Chapa Scholarship The Ernie and Lorie (Sousa) Chapa Scholarship supports students enrolled in the Educational Opportunity Program.  
Floyd O. Hicks Scholarship The Floyd O. Hicks Scholarship supports first time freshmen by providing full fees or tuition for the first two years and 50% of fees or tuition for the second two years of enrollment provided the recipient maintains a 2.5 GPA.
Ford Motor Company Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Scholarship The Ford Motor Company Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Scholarship supports undergraduate students enrolled at Cal Poly with preference to Ford Motor Company employees, their spouses and children.
Frank J. Calabrese Memorial Scholarship The Frank J. Calabrese Memorial Scholarship was established to honor Frank's legacy and to commemorate his passion fot the eduction and wellbeing of Cal Poly students. This scholarship supports students in all class levels for Industrial Technology students and graduate level for Fire Protection Engineering.
Fresno Chapter of the Cal Poly Alumni Association Scholarship The Fresno Chapter of the Cal Poly Alumni Association supports a scholarship program for students in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; College of Architecture and Environmental Design; Orfalea College of Business, College of Engineering; College of Liberal Arts; and College of Science and Mathematics with a recommended minimum 3.0 GPA and must be given to students who are residents of Fresno or Madera counties in California.
Gene and Edith Carney Memorial Scholarship The Gene and Edith Carney Memorial Scholarship supports Cal Poly students from a SF East Bay High School.
Glenn H. Robinson Memorial Scholarship The Glenn H. Robinson Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Glenn who passed away on January 3, 2002 at the age of 92.  Glenn served in the Army-Air Corp of the United States from 1943 to 1946.  During his service in World War II, Glen flew a Curtiss C-46 Commando over the dangerous “hump” over the Himalayas between India and China.  After an honorable discharge, the Robinsons moved to Southern California where Glenn was involved in Real Estate Development.  This scholarship supports first time freshmen or transfer students from Allan Hancock College or Cuesta College who are from Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo counties.
Green and Gold BBQ Scholarship The Green and Gold BBQ Scholarship supports junior, senior, and graduate students who have demonstrated an interest in activities related to their major, Cal Poly and the community.
Harley and Augusta Roberts Scholarship The Harley and Augusta Roberts Scholarship supports deserving students enrolled at Cal Poly.
Harrelson Family Scholarship The Harrelson Family Scholarship supports students in the Cal Poly London Study Aboard Program. The scholarship is open to all full-time equivalent students at the junior or senior level with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference is given for financial need.
Helen Sandercock Memorial Scholarship The Helen Sandercock Memorial Scholarship supports students with scholastic excellence and evidence of good character.
Herbert E. Collins Scholarship The Herbert E. Collins Scholarship supports junior, senior and graduate students who have demonstrated promise in their industry and scholastic excellence.
Ian McMillan Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Activism The Ian McMillan Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Activism was established in memory of Ian who passed away of congestive heart failure in 1991 at the age of 85.  Throughout his lifetime, he was an advocate for land conservation and native protection.  The scholarship supports upper division students who have demonstrated their concern for Earth through some recognizable form of environmental or political activism while at Cal Poly.
International Education Scholarship The International Education Scholarship was established by the O'Connell Family Fund, with the key purpose of broadening global understanding and respect for other cultures of Cal Poly students by supporting abroad studies and the International Education and Programs Office. This scholarship supports junior and senior level students enrolled in a study abroad program.
J.W. Van Dyke Memorial Scholarship The J.W. Van Dyke Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of J.W. who passed away September 13, 1939.  The scholarship gives preference to supporting undergraduates of active, retired, or deceased BP employees with ten or more years of company service.  The trustees may, however, from time to time chose another qualified candidate who shows good academic records and character.
Jesse E. and June A. Norris Scholarship The Jesse E. and June A. Norris Scholarship supports incoming freshmen. 
John R. Furtado Jr. Excellence Scholarship The John R. Furtado Jr. Excellence Scholarship supports incoming freshmen with preference given to those who have graduated from a San Luis Obispo high school.
John Vu Inclusiveness Award The John Vu Inclusiveness Award recognizes a full time member of the Poly Reps organization who has demonstrated inclusiveness to members of the Poly Reps Organization by reaching out to all members of the organization.
Joshua Justin Davis Houlgate Memorial Scholarship The Joshua Justin Davis Houlgate Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Joshua Houlgate who passed away in 2007.  Joshua graduated from Cal Poly in 1995 with a B.S. in Social Sciences.  The scholarship supports students who have demonstrated an interest in social justice issues and US labor history with preference to those who intend on teaching high school.
Julian A. McPhee Memorial Award The Julian A. McPhee Memorial Award supports junior and senior students demonstrated an interest in their chosen field of study. 
Kawamoto Family Scholarshipd The Kawamoto Family Scholarship supports students at the junior level or above who participate in the Cal Poly Mustang Marching Band. 
K.T. Hom Scholarship The K.T. Hom Scholarship supports junior and senior students.
Kawamoto Family Scholarship The Kawamoto Family Scholarship supports students at the junior level or above who participate in the Cal Poly Mustang Marching Band.
Kevin Higgins Memorial Rugby Scholarship The Kevin Higgins Memorial Rugby Scholarship was established in 2008. It is funded by the Higgins Family to recognize the athlete deemed the most dedicated and hardest working player on the team,and most representative of the spirit of Cal Poly and USA Eagle great Kevin Higgins. The athlete is selected by the players and the coaches.
Lee P. and Ynez Joyce Scholarship The Lee P. and Ynez Joyce Scholarship supports students enrolled in either the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, College of Engineering, or in the Biological Sciences program within the College of Sciences and Mathematics.
Lucovsky Family Scholarship The Lucovsky Family Scholarship supports junior students who have demonstrated "great promise" to excel and exemplify a commitment to their area of study.
Lulu Bumphrey Memorial Scholarship The Lulu Bumphrey Memorial Scholarship supports a first time freshman who graduated from an Atascadero high school.
Mackey Deasy Memorial Scholarship The Mackey Deasy Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of Mackey who graduated from Cal Poly in 1973 with a degree in Architecture. The scholarship supports junior Architecture majors.
Manfred and Jean Sander Scholarship The Manfred and Jean Sander Scholarship supports students who are children of an active Cal Poly Alumni Association member.
Mantle Family Golf Scholarship Endowment The Mantle family establish a scholarship that is open University-wide and is based on golfing skills with consideration given for financial need. 
Marjorie A. Cass Memorial Scholarship Quasi Endowment Marjorie A. Cass Memorial Scholarship Quasi Endowment supports students in all majors who have completed their freshmen year at Cal Poly with a minimum 2.0 GPA. 
Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation Scholarship The Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation Scholarship supports junior, senior and credential students with preference to those who have demonstrated a sincere commitment to their personal growth and exhibit evidence of community service and leadership to their fellow students and community.  Preference will be given to students who have graduated from a high school in Stanislaus County.
Matthew and Leslie Pease First Generation Scholarship The Matthew and Leslie Pease First Generation Scholarship was established to support first generation college students. Matthew and Leslie are long time Cal Poly supporters.
Maurice E. Coulter Memorial Scholarship The Maurice E. Coulter Memorial Scholarship supports students who have demonstrated an interest in activities related to their major, Cal Poly and the community.
McGowan-Shultz-Widic Community Service Scholarship The McGowan-Shultz-Widic Community Service Scholarship supports continuing students who are involved in community service while enrolled at Cal Poly.
Michael Burris Award The Michael Burris Award was created in honor of Michael Burris for his exceptional team spirit and dedication to athletics. Student athletes in the Orfalea College of Business currently in their sophomore or junior year are eligible for this scholarship.
Michael Köehn Outstanding Resident Advisor Scholarship The Michael Köehn Outstanding Resident Advisor Scholarship was established in memory Michael Köehn who passed away in 1998. While attending Cal Poly, Michael was a resident advisor in Trinity Hall. The scholarship supports an outstanding resident or community advisor for outstanding performance, commitment to personal development, academics, multicultural issues, service, education and making the most of the residence life experience.
Michelle Ann Jacobson Memorial Scholarship The Michelle Ann Jacobson Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Michelle who was tragically killed in an automobile accident during her first year at Cal Poly.  The scholarship supports students who show an interest in the field of communications including journalism, television, public speaking, and radio.
Military Vets of Cal Poly Memorial Award The Military Veterans of Cal Poly Memorial Award recognizes sophomore ROTC members.
Mitchell Family Foundation Scholarship The Mitchell Family Foundation Scholarship recognizes sophomore, junior, and senior students who have overcome personal tragedy, adversity, or hardship and have succeeded in pursuing their academic goals.
Murarka Family Scholarship for Leadership  The Murarka Family Scholarship for Leadership supports an outstanding WOW leader, ASI leader, and/or Poly Reps member.
Partners Scholars Scholarship The Partners Scholars Scholarship supports incoming freshmen who graduated for a Cal Poly Partners high school.
Pat and Molly Elliot Memorial Scholarship The Pat and Molly Elliot Memorial Scholarship supports students who graduated from Woodlake or Exeter High Schools in Tulare County, with a second preference to students from Morro Bay High School.   
Paul and Barbara Boberg Scholarship The Paul and Barbara Boberg Scholarship supports students who are involved in activities related to their major, Cal Poly and the community.  
Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship The Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship supports junior and senior students who have demonstrated leadership qualities exhibited by club officials, committee chairs or similar positions.
R.W. Andrews Scholarship The R.W. Andrews Scholarship supports students with scholastic excellence.
Ralph R. Wilmar Women's Educational Opportunities Scholarship The Ralph R. Wilmar Women's Educational Opportunities Scholarship supports students who have a strong interest and/or active participation in promoting or enhancing women's educational opportunities.
Ralph V. Fullwiler Scholarship The Ralph V. Fullwiler Scholarship gives preference to students who are returning to college after a prolonged absence.
Raul Z. and Josephine M. Chavez Memorial Scholarship The Raul Z. and Josephine M. Chavez Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Raul and Josephine by their three children.   The scholarship supports upper division students enrolled at Cal Poly.
Regnar Hessellund Scholarship The Regnar Hessellund Scholarship supports undergraduate students enrolled at Cal Poly. 
Retired Faculty and Staff Centennial Scholarship The Retired Faculty and Staff Centennial Scholarship was established by the Cal Poly Retired Faculty and Staff Club and supports first time freshmen. 
Richard and Margaret Bradshaw Scholarship The Richard and Margaret Bradshaw Scholarship supports students University-wide based on academic achievement and merit. 
Richards Marine Science Scholarship The Richards Marine Science Scholarship supports senior or graduate level students conducting research at the Port San Luis Center for Coastal Marine Sciences. 
Riddle Scholarship The Riddle Scholarship supports sophomore, junior, and senior students majoring in either Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Environmental Horticultural Science, or Business Administration. 
Rita B. Hill Memorial Scholarship The Rita B. Hill Memorial Scholarship was established by James Hill in memory of his wife Rita who was involved in a fatal car accident in 2001.  Rita graduated from Cal Poly in 1971 with a degree in SOCS and was actively involved in the Cal Poly Alumni Association, serving as the Regional vice President for the Central Valley chapter.  The Scholarship supports freshman students from Kings and Tulare Counties.   
Robert and Megan Marshall Scholarship The Robert and Megan Marshall Scholarship supports students from Kern county with preference to incoming freshmen or community college transfers.  
San Francisco-San Jose Alumni Chapter Interdisciplinary Scholarship The San Francisco-San Jose Alumni Chapter Interdisciplinary Scholarship supports junior and senior students who have a double major in two difference colleges from San Francisco, San Mateo or Santa Clara Counties.
Scholarship for the Advancement of Science and Technology Nick and Katie Dellamaggiore support five scholarship programs for sophomore, junior or senior students in the Statistics department (two scholarships), Mathematics department (one scholarship) and Computer Science department (two scholarships) with a recommended minimum 3.0 GPA.
Sheila and Yosef Tiber Scholarship The Sheila and Yosef Tiber Scholarship supports students who have a strong potential for success.
Stan & Elaine Rosenfield Scholarship The Stan & Elaine Rosenfield Scholarship supports students enrolled at Cal Poly with preference given to those who participated in the sport of cross-country in high school.
TC Reece Scholarship The TC Reece Scholarship supports undergraduates involved in Cal Poly and community activities.
TeamEvo- Innovative Thinkers Scholarship The TeamEvo- Innovative Thinkers Scholarship was established by Evo Advanced Foot Surgery. This scholarship supports students in majors in the fields of engineering, science and mathematics, in their senior year.
Terry Ramirez-Fichthorn Memorial Scholarship The Terry Ramirez-Fichthorn Memorial Scholarship supports students attending Cal Poly with a minimum 3.5 GPA.
Trevor Robert Sherwood ROTC Scholarship Trevor Robert Sherwood ROTC Scholarship was established by Jerolyn Peery Politzer in memory of her son Trevor who passed away while attending Cal Poly.  The scholarship supports students in the ROTC Program, with preference given to those who have completed Army Ranger Training.
Triathlon Team Excellence Awards The Triathlon Team Excellence Awards recognizes two members of the Cal Poly Triathlon Team; the Coach's Outstanding Leadership Award and the Coach's Athlete Performance Award.
The Ultimate Frisbee-Alumni Award The Ultimate Frisbee-Alumni Award was established by a group of Cal Poly alumni with a history of Ultimate Frisbeeat Cal Poly. This scholarship supports students involved in the the Ultimate Frisbee Club.
Walt Rolsma Memorial Scholarship The Walt Rolsma Memorial Scholarship provides support to students who participate in the Sport Club program at Cal Poly.
William and Adelaide V. Sandercock Memorial Scholarship The William and Adelaide V. Sandercock Memorial Scholarship supports students with scholastic excellence and evidence of good character.
William Turner Scholarship The William Turner Scholarship supports students with overall excellence.