Internal Scholarships

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Follow these steps to apply for 2021-2022 department scholarships!

  1. Submit FAFSA - All students (that would like to be considered for a need-based scholarship) must complete FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). For more information, click here.
  2. Complete Cal Poly Scholarship Application - You only need to complete the one application to apply for all available internal scholarships. We recommend applying by September 25 to ensure full consideration. The application can be found through the "Cal Poly Scholarships" quick link on your portal.

** Note:  Incoming freshmen scholarships are awarded through the admissions process and do not need to fill out another application. If you have questions, please contact the Department Office at 805-756-2947

Junior/Senior Wood Rogers Civil Engineering $1425 3.0 Preference for students from Sacramento, Pleasanton or Reno, NV
Undergrad/Grad Constant J. and Dorothy F. Chrones CE/ENVE Various 3.0 Preference to students from San Luis Obispo and surrounding areas.
Undergrad/Grad Harold Frank Environmental Engineering $900 N/A Student must have financial need, demonstrated activities. 
Undergrad/Grad CE/ENVE Advisory Board Professional Advancement Award CE/ENVE Various N/A To a full-time student judged on efforts to prepare his or her self for a professional career in engineering including but not limited to participation in professional organizations, work experience, and community service.
Undergrad/Grad Lars Larsen Environmental Engineering $1,000 2.5 Preference to veteran students including those involved in ROTC.
Sophomore, Junior, Senior John Tracy Jr. CE/ENVE $10,071 3.0  
Junior/Senior Rollo & Ridley Inc. Geotechnical Engineering CE/ENVE $2,000 3.0 Student must demonstrate an interest in the geotechnical area of CE/ENVE (i.e. volunteering in the geotechnical lab or research).
Grad APWA - Herbert E. Gerfen CE/ENVE $900 3.0 Student must already have a Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering degree.
Undergrad/Grad San Marcos Grange Civil Engineering Civil Engineering $900 2.0 Must have financial need. Preference for CA residents. 
Undergrad Boeing Civil Engineering $1,425 3.2 Student must have financial need.
Undergrad Chevron Scholarship for Civil Engineering Civil Engineering $950 3.0 Student must demonstrate leadership skills, ability to interact with faculty and peers, and involvement on campus or community service. 
Junior/Senior Cord Meier Memorial Carlie-Macy Civil Engineering Civil Engineering $600 3.0 Must be an active member of Society of Civil Engineers. Preference for students from Mendocino or Sonoma Counties.
Junior/Senior Clark Construction Civil Engineering $5,000 3.0 Preference to students with a demonstrated interest in the construction industry. Students must have financial need.
Junior/Senior Chris Rockway Civil Engineering $1,200 3.0 Must be a student from Sacramento or Bay Area.
Junior/Senior/Grad ED Sullivan Memorial Transportation Engineering $900 3.2 Student must have an interest in transportation engineering.
Undergrad/Grad Don Chapin Company Construction Engineering Various 3.0 Must be a student from San Benito, Monterey, or Santa Cruz counties and have interest in the construction industry.
Undergrad Chevron Scholarship for Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering $950 3.0 Student must demonstrate leadership skills, ability to interact with faculty and peers, and involvement on campus or community service. 
Undergrad Chevron Environmental Education Environmental Engineering $1,800 2.5 Evidence of serious interest/commitment to environmental issues during course of college education through achievement in the sciences or community activities, involving awareness of environmental issues such as air & water pollution, resource depletion, waste disposal and/or recycling, alternative technologies or environmental education.
Undergrad/Grad John Stephen Larson Memorial Environmental Engineering $900 3.0 Preference to graduate students pursuing the MS in CEEN.
Undergrad/Grad Dragoslav M. Misic Environmental Engineering $900 2.5 Demonstrated interest in ENVE major. Preference for upper-division or graduate standing. Financial need is optional.
Undergrad/Grad Environmental Research Foundation Award Environmental Engineering $250 N/A

For outstanding Environmental Engineering students.

Senior Hal and Judy Cota Award Environmental Engineering $300 N/A

To senior-level students in the ENVE program who demonstrate an interest in community public health or industrial safety and hygiene. The student must have financial need and have received a grade of B+ or better in the following three courses in the ENVE: a course in noise control or the equivalent, advanced course in air pollution control, advanced course in hazardous waste.                   

External Scholarships

Scholarships are available from organizations and companies outside of Cal Poly. Application details are available by clicking on individual scholarship links below. For a full list of outside scholarships, click here.


Slag Cement Association (SCA)

Research N/A $1,000 11/1/21 10/26/21 PDF
Undergrad/Grad The Expanded Shale, Clay, and Slate Institute (ESCSI) General 2.75 $5,000 10/31/21 5/16/21 PDF
Graduate The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institude (CRSI) Steel Reinforcement n/a $30,000 12/15/21 8/31/21 PDF
Undergrad/Grad ACI Foundation Fellowship & Scholarship Program General n/a Many 11/2/21 10/1/21 PDF

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