- 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
Department scholarship applications for 2019/20 are closed.
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/Grad||Courtney Elizabeth Smyth Memorial Scholarship||General||$6,000||N/A||Student has overcome personal tragedy or hardship, suggesting an inner strength and a commitment to maintain academic progress.|
|Grad||APWA - Herbert E. Gerfen||General||$900||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.|
|Any||Lars Larsen||General||$1,000||2.5||Preference to veteran students including those involved in ROTC.|
|Any||John Stephen Larson Memorial||ENVE||$900||3.0||Preference to graduate students pursuing the MS in CEEN.|
|UG||John Tracy Jr.||General||$9,645||3.0|
|Any||Raymond, Thomas and John Benton||General||$1,200||3.0|
|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.|
|Any||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||$5,000||3.0||Preference to students with a demonstrated interest in the construction industry. Students must have financial need.|
|Jr/Sr||Chris Rockway||GenCE||$1,200||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 an interest in the geotechnical area of CE/ENVE (i.e. volunteering in the geotechnical lab or research).|
|Any||San Marcos Grange Civil Engineering||GenCE||$900||2.0||Must have financial need. Preference for CA residents.|
|Jr/Sr/Grad||ED Sullivan Memorial||TE||$900||3.2||Student must have an interest in transportation engineering.|
|Any||Constant J. and Dorothy F. Chrones||Any||Various||3.0||Preference to students from San Luis Obispo and surrounding areas.|
|Any||Adele and Aldo Alessio||Any||$1,500||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||$900||N/A||Student must have financial need, demonstrated activities.|
|Any||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.|
|Sr||Hal and Judy Cota Award||ENVE||$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.
|Any||Environmental Research Foundation Award||ENVE||$250||N/A||
For outstanding Environmental Engineering students.
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.
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|University||UG/Grad||Marquette University||Water Resource Engineering||N/A||Various||N/A||10/16/19||Marquette University has 5 Fellowships available for people interested in studying for a Ph.D, through the Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program.|
|Organizational||UG/Grad||American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) California||General||Various||Various||1/22/20||9/30/19||ACEC California will be awarding up to $50,000 in scholarships for qualified engineering and land surveying students throughout California. Highest upper division undergraduate award of $7,000 and highest graduate award of $5,000.||Link|
|Organizational||UG/Grad||American Water Works Association||Environmental Engineering/ Water Resource Engineering||N/A||Various||12/3/19||9/5/19||This program offers multiple scholarships for students interested in the water industry. Browse the different scholarships and see which one is right for you.||Website|
|Organizational||UG/Grad||ACI-James Instruments Student Award for Research on NDT of Concrete||General||Various||$1,500||12/2/19||11/12/19||
The research work shall have been performed by a student and should be on a topic related to nondestructive testing (NDT) of concrete. Research must focus on or possibly lay the foundation for the development of an NDT method for concrete.
|Organizational||UG||National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||Environmental Engineering||3.0||Various||1/31/20||9/5/19||The scholarship includes academic assistance for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid internship at a NOAA facility during the summer.||Website|
|Organizational||UG/Grad||The U.S. Department of Defense||3.0||12/3/19||7/31/19||Student will receive a full scholarship and guaranteed civilian employment with the Department of Defense (DoD) upon degree completion.||Website|
|Organizational||UG||American Public Works Association, Monterey Bay Chapter||Civil Engineering||N/A||$1,500||Various||4/25/19||Student must have a permanent address in Monterey, Santa Cruz, or San Benito County and pursue a public works related field.|
|Organizational||UG/Grad||ADSC- The International Association of Foundation Drilling||General Civil Engineering||N/A||$3,000||N/A||4/16/19||Applicants must be currently enrolled in an ABET or CEAB accredited engineering program or be a graduate from such a program, and must plan to enter or continue graduate school during the current academic year.||Link|
|Organizational||UG/Grad||Navy Civil Engineer Corps||General Civil Engineering||2.7||Various||N/A||1/28/19||Student must be enrolled in/ graduated from a ABET-EAC accredited engineering program or an NAAB accredited degree.|
|Organizational||Grad||Thornton Tomasetti Foundation||Structural Engineering||N/A||$10,000||2/28/20||11/5/19||Candidates must be nominated by a department chair. Student must be pursuing a master's degree in structural or architectural engineering with an interest in integration of engineering and architecture.|