2024 – 2025 Scholarship Applications are now open!

Due April 1st, 2024.

Follow these steps to apply for department scholarships!

Questions? Contact

  1. Submit FAFSA – All students (who 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 April 1, 2024 to ensure priority and 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 require another application. If you have questions, please contact the CE/ENVE Department Office at 805-756-2947

Junior/SeniorWood RogersCivil Engineering$14253.0Preference for students from Sacramento, Pleasanton, or Reno, NV
Undergrad/GradConstant J. and Dorothy F. ChronesCE/ENVEVarious3.0Preference for students from San Luis Obispo and surrounding areas.
Undergrad/GradHarold FrankEnvironmental Engineering$900N/AStudent must have financial need, demonstrated activities.
Undergrad/GradCE/ENVE Advisory Board Professional Advancement AwardCE/ENVEVariousN/ATo a full-time student judged on efforts to prepare him or herself for a professional career in engineering, including but not limited to participation in professional organizations, work experience, and community service.
Undergrad/GradLars LarsenEnvironmental Engineering$1,0002.5Preference for veteran students including those involved in ROTC.
Sophomore, Junior, SeniorJohn Tracy Jr.CE/ENVE$10,0713.0 
Junior/SeniorRollo & Ridley Inc. Geotechnical EngineeringCE/ENVE$2,0003.0Student must demonstrate an interest in the geotechnical area of CE/ENVE (i.e. volunteering in the geotechnical lab or research).
GradAPWA – Herbert E. GerfenCE/ENVE$9003.0Student must already have a Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering degree.
Undergrad/GradSan Marcos Grange Civil EngineeringCivil Engineering$9002.0Must have financial need. Preference for CA residents.
Undergrad/GradGabriel Hurtado Civil Engineering ScholarshipCivil Engineering$900N/AStudent must be member of the SHPE, Society of Hispanic Engineers, or similar organizations
UndergradChevron Scholarship for Civil EngineeringCivil Engineering$9503.0Student must demonstrate leadership skills, ability to interact with faculty and peers, and involvement in campus or community service.
Junior/SeniorRollo & Ridley Inc. Geotechnical EngineeringCivil or Environmental with emphasis on Geotechnical$2,0003.0Demonstrated interest in the geotechnical area of the Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Junior/SeniorClark ConstructionCivil Engineering$5,0003.0Preference to students with a demonstrated interest in the construction industry. Students must have financial need.
Junior/SeniorChris RockwayCivil Engineering$1,2003.0Must be a student from Sacramento or Bay Area.
Junior/Senior/GradEd Sullivan MemorialTransportation Engineering$9003.2Student must have an interest in transportation engineering.
Undergrad/GradDon Chapin CompanyConstruction EngineeringVarious3.0Must be a student from San Benito, Monterey, or Santa Cruz County and have interest in the construction industry.
 Undergrad/gradJimenez Family Scholarship Civil and Environmental Engineering $900 3.0 Preference to grad
student pursuing the MS in CEEN
UndergradChevron Environmental EducationEnvironmental Engineering$1,8002.5Evidence 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/GradJohn Stephen Larson MemorialEnvironmental Engineering$9003.0Preference for graduate students pursuing the MS in CEEN.
Undergrad/GradDragoslav M. MisicEnvironmental Engineering$9002.5Demonstrated interest in ENVE major. Preference for upper-division or graduate standing. Financial need is optional.
Undergrad/GradEnvironmental Research Foundation AwardEnvironmental Engineering$250N/AFor outstanding Environmental Engineering students.
SeniorHal and Judy Cota AwardEnvironmental Engineering$300N/ATo 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.
Junior/Senior or GraduateEd Sullivan Memoria ScholarshipCivil Engineering$1,2002.5Demonstrated interest in the Environmental Engineering major. Preference for upper division or graduate standing. Financial need is optional.      
Undergrad/GradBlair Tulloch MemorialEnvironmental Engineering$5,0002.5Open to students from Northern CA (SLO County and North). Preference for students pursuing a minor or concentration in Real Estate.
GraduateKevin Yost ScholarshipCivil Engineering$5,000N/APreference for high financial need. Preference for students focusing on transportation planning.
Junior/SeniorCaterpillar Scholar InternshipHeavy Civil Engineering and Construction Management$50,000N/AFinancial need a priority. For students holding internships in Heavy Civil Engineering & Construction Management; students will apply at any point in the year; internship stipends awarded on case-by-case basis. Note: The scholarship is distributed over several years.
Undergrad/GradCE/ENVE Advisory Board Professional Advancement AwardCivil and Environmental Engineering$1,758 and $1,700 availableN/ATo a full-time student judged on efforts to prepare his or her self for a professional career in engineering.  Merit is granted for awareness of professional goals, scholarship, work experience, participation in professional organizations at the student level, community service, and other attributes that would prepare the student to enter the professional work force, and campus activities.
SeniorHal and Judy Cota AwardEnvironmental Engineering$5,400N/AThrough their coursework and professional organizations demonstrate an interest and aptitude in areas that will improve the quality of health of communities and industries.
Undergrad/GradCertificate of ExcellenceCivil and Environmental  Engineering$500N/ACertificate of excellence awarded to (3) Civil Engineering Students and (1) Environmental Engineering Student.
Undergrad/GradAdele and Aldo AlessioAll CENG Majors$1,5003.0Must have completed a minimum 36 degree applicable units per academic year to be considered.
Undergrad/GradRaymond, Thomas, and John BentonAll CENG Majors$1,2003.0Preference to financial need.

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.

Undergrad Flood Plain Management Association Civil Engineering $10,000 05/01/24 3/5/24 Website
Undergrad Zeltmacher Structural Design Engineering Any with a Structural Engineering Focus $500 05/01/24 3/5/24 Website PDF Application
Undergrad/Grad SEAOC Any with a Structural Engineering Focus $5,000 03/27/24 3/5/24 Website PDF Application
Undergrad CMACN Any with a concrete masonry emphasis $1,000 – $1,500 Year Round, Review Application 3/5/24 Website  PDF Application
Undergrad CMACN Any with a concrete masonry emphasis $4,000 9/3/24 3/5/24 Website  PDF Application
Grad SIUE Water Tuition waiver and $10,000 for two years 3/15/24 3/5/24 Website
Undergrad Industrial Access, Inc. Any $3,000 5/15/24 3/5/24 Website
Undergrad/Grad CSU – Howard C. Christian Endowed Scholarship Engineering $5,000 4/8/24 3/7/24 Website
Undergrad/Grad ARI Water Resource Fellowship Natural Resources, Agriculture, Human Sciences, or Food Focus. $11,000 – $25,000 Year Round, Until Filled 3/26/24 Website 
Undergrad/Grad ACEC Peninsula Chapter 2024 Scholarship Engineering and Land Surveying $2,500 4/30/24 3/26/24 Website PDF Application
Undergrad/Grad Michael L. Condon Civil Engineering Civil Engineering $4,500 4/15/24 4/02/24 Website  
Undergrad/Grad Asian American Architects/Engineers Foundation Engineering $7,000 5/31/24 4/15/24 Website