• ConE = Construction Engineering
  • ENVE = Environmental Engineering
  • GE = Geotechnical Engineering
  • GenCE = General Civil Engineering
  • OE = Other/General Engineering
  • SE = Structural Engineering
  • TE = Transportation Engineering 
  • WRE = Water Resource Engineering  

Internal Scholarships

Department scholarship applications for 2019/20 are open!

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Numerous scholarships are available through Cal Poly, the College of Engineering and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Criteria include financial need, scholastic achievement, participation in school activities, community service, honors and organizational affiliations, and educational objectives.

FAFSA - All students (that would like to be considered for a need-based scholarship) must complete FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered for CENG and CE/ENVE scholarships. For priority consideration for financial aid programs and Cal Poly scholarships, complete the FAFSA by March 2. For more information, click here.

Cal Poly Scholarship Application - To be considered for any of the Cal Poly University, College of Engineering, or Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering awards, you must complete the university application.  You only need to complete the one application to apply for all available internal scholarships. We recommend applying by June 1st to ensure full consideration. 

** Note:  Incoming freshmen scholarships are awarded through the admissions process and are not eligible for the Internal Scholarships listed here.   If you have questions, please contact the Department Office at 805-756-2947

UG Cal Poly International Center General $500 N/A More information
Grad APWA - Herbert E. Gerfen General $1,500 3.0  
UG Boeing GenCE $1,425 3.2 Student must have financial need.
UG Don Chapin Company ConE Various 3.0 Must be a student from San Benito, Monterey, or Santa Cruz counties and have interest in the construction industry.
UG Chevron Scholarship for Civil Engineering GenCE $950 3.0 Student must demonstrate leadership skills, ability to interact with faculty and peers, and involvement on campus or community service. 
UG Chevron Scholarship for Environmental Engineering ENVE $950 3.0 Student must demonstrate leadership skills, ability to interact with faculty and peers, and involvement on campus or community service. 
UG Chevron Environmental Education ENVE $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.
UG/Grad John Stephen Larson Memorial ENVE $900 3.0 Preference to graduate students pursuing the MS in CEEN.
Jr/Sr Cord Meier Memorial Carlie-Macy Civil Engineering GenCE $600 3.0 Must be an active member of Society of Civil Engineers. Preference for students from Mendocino or Sonoma Counties.
UG/Grad Dragoslav M. Misic ENVE $900 2.5 Demonstrated interest in ENVE major. Preference for upper division or graduate standing. Financial need is optional.
Jr/Sr Clark Construction GenCE $4,750 3.0 Preference to students with demonstrated interest in construction industry. Students must have financial need.
Jr/Sr Chris Rockway GenCE $2,100 3.0 Must be a student from Sacramento or Bay Area.
Jr/Sr Rollo & Ridley Inc. Geotechnical Engineering GE $2,000 3.0 Student must demonstrate interest in the geotechnical area of CE/ENVE (i.e. volunteering in the geotechnical lab or research).
Any San Marcos Grange Civil Engineering GenCE $1,000 2.0 Must have financial need. Preference for CA residents. 
Jr/Sr/Grad ED Sullivan Memorial TE $900 3.2 Student must have interest in transportation engineering.
Any Sprague Family General $1,000 3.0  
Any Constant J. and Dorothy F. Chrones Any Various 3.0 Preference to students from San Luis Obispo and surrounding areas.
Jr Timothy Hatch GenCE $3,000 3.2 Student must have financial need.
So/Jr/Sr Martini  General $10,923 2.9 Student must have financial need. 
So/Jr/Sr Lam Research GenCE $4,750 3.0 Financial need is optional. 
So/Jr/Sr Mary and Dale Strunk General $2,100 3.0  
Any Adele and Aldo Alessio Any $1,050 3.0 Continuing students must have a 3.0 Cal Poly GPA and have completed a minimum of 36 degree applicable units per academic year to be considered.
Any Harold Frank Any Various N/A Student must have financial need, demonstrated activities. 
Sr Hal and Judy Cota Award ENVE $300 N/A

To senior level students in the ENVE program who demonstrates 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: course in noise control or the equivalent, advanced course in air pollution control, advanced course in hazardous waste.                   

Any Environmental Research Foundation Award ENVE $300 N/A

For outstanding Environmental Engineering students.

External Scholarships

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

Organizational UG/Grad Foundation for Interdisciplinary Studies OE Various 5/20/19 3/6/19 PDF
Organizational UG/Grad American Concrete Institute SoCal GenCE/SE $2,500 4/19/19 3/4/19 Link
Organizational UG/Grad Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada SE $2,000 3/18/19 2/4/19 PDF
Organizational UG/Grad Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada SE $500 3/18/19 2/4/19 PDF
Organizational UG/Grad Structural Engineers Foundation SE $2,500 4/29/19 1/29/19 PDF
Organizational UG/Grad Navy Civil Engineer Corps GenCE Various N/A 1/28/19 PDF
Organizational UG Association of State Dam Safety Officials GenCE Various 3/29/19 1/28/19 Link
Organizational UG Structural Engineers Association of Northern California SE $5,000 3/22/19 1/24/19 PDF
Company UG Simpson Strong-Tie SE $2,000 3/22/19 1/23/19 PDF

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