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ARCE Scholarships

To qualify for any ARCE Scholarships, applicants must have applied for FAFSA. Cal Poly's priority filing deadline is March 2, 2014. Complete the federal application (FAFSA) here!


There are also CAED Scholarships available. Click here to find more information.

The Christine P. Brown CAEDF Memorial Scholarship

     Award Amount: $500

CAED Jamba Juice Scholarship

     Award Amount: 4 @ $5000

Carson Starkey Memorial Scholarship

     Award Amount: 2 @ $5000

Dan Panetta Memorial Scholarship

      Award Amount: $600

Douglas James Martin Scholarship

      Award Amount: $600

Dr. Glen G. McRae Internship

      Award Amount: $750

Herbert E. Collins Scholarship

     Award Amount: $16 @ $1200

Warren Ludvigsen Memorial Scholarship

     Award Amount: $300


►►  Application to all ARCE scholarships should be submitted on one ARCE Scholarship Application Form!  CLICK HERE for the ARCE Scholarship form.  Application due 8:00 AM Monday, April 14, 2014.

Please be aware of company specific application requirements.

List of all potential ARCE Scholarships (dependant upon annual funding):

  • Degenkolb Engineers Scholarship and Internship
  • Englekirk & Sabol, Inc. Lower Division Scholarship
  • Englekirk & Sabol, Inc. Upper Division Scholarship
  • Emanuele Barelli Structural Engineer Scholarship
  • Eugene E. Cole Senior Project Award
  • Fluor Lower Division Scholarship
  • Fluor Upper Division Scholarship
  • Forell/Elsesser Engineers Scholarship
  • Fratessa Memorial Scholarship
  • Hans Mager Scholarship
  • John A. Martin Scholarship
  • KNA Senior Project Grant
  • KPFF Scholarship 
  • Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. Scholarship

 


Degenkolb Engineers Scholarship and Internship

The Degenkolb Engineers Scholarship has been established to encourage students to pursue a graduate education in structural engineering. The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant that best demonstrates a commitment to furthering the standards of the profession and pursuit of knowledge.

Candidate Qualifications

  1. Candidates shall enter the final year of undergraduate study in the Fall of 2014 (projected undergraduate Graduation date June 2015).
  2. Candidates shall have a stated intent to attend graduate school in pursuit of a M.S. degree in structural engineering.
  3. Candidates shall have excellent academic and leadership skills.

Award

  1. $2,500 grant awarded after registration for the Fall 2014 quarter.
  2. Paid internship with Degenkolb Engineers during the summer of year 2015. Pay will be commensurate with level of education. Living expenses are not included.

Application

  1. Submit an essay of two pages or less, discussing:
    • Individual career goals in the structural engineering profession.
    • Goals for a graduate school education.
    • Individual academic and leadership skills.
  2. Submit application to the ARCE Department by April 17, 2014.

Selection Process

  1. The Faculty Nominating Committee will select finalists.
  2. Finalists will be interviewed by a Degenkolb representative.
  3. Degenkold Engineers will select scholoarship recipient.
  4. The scholarship recipient will be announced at the College of Architecture Awards Banquet.

2013 Recipinet Yoshitaka Tamiya

2012 Recipient: Christopher (CJ) Horn

2011 Recipient: Zhi Liu

2010 Recipient: David Martin

2009 Recipient: Ryan R. Swenson

Go to Degenkolb Engineers web site


Emanuele Barelli Structural Engineer Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established by Carolyn Barelli in memory of her husband, Emanuele Barelli, a 1970 architectural engineering gradate, for his hard work, dedication and love for Cal Poly. This scholarship provides support to a third-year architectural engineering major with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Candidate Qualifications

  • The award will be based on financial need, potential for success in Architectural Engineering as demonstrated by academic excellence and/or participation in extracurricular activities.
  • Students must be a third- year architectural engineering major with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Award

  • $450

Application

  • ARCE application.

Selection Process

  • The selection will be made by the faculty of the Architectural Engineering Department.

2013 Recipient:Andrew Stephens

2012 Recipient: Chandler Morehardt

2011 Recipient: Kevin Sepulveda

2010 Recipient: Kimberly Bowen

2009 Recipient: Brian A. Planas


Fluor Foundation Scholarship

Fluor Corporation supports higher education and invests in programs that develop a diverse and skilled workforce. Through the partnership with Cal Poly, Fluor interacts with and prepares students for tomorrow's global and technical workforce. The goals of Fluor Foundation Scholarships are to promote academic excellence, professional engagement, research, student participation, and leadership.

Lower Division

Candidate Qualifications

  • The award will be based on financial need, potential for success in Architectural Engineering as demonstrated by academic excellence and/or participation in extracurricular activities.
  • Students must be in the Architectural Engineering Department and in their second or third year by the start of following Fall Quarter 2014.

Award

  • $1000 or 2 - $500

Application

  • To apply a student should submit an ARCE application including an essay describing relevant activities and the intended use of the funds.

Selection Process

  • The selection will be made by the faculty of the Architectural Engineering Department.

2013 Recipient: Noradeli Villanueva

2012 Recipient: Nicole O'Hearne

2009 Recipient: Sinhui Chang

Upper Division

Candidate Qualifications

  • The award will be based on academic excellence, financial need and support of the Architectural Engineering Department activities through SEAOC, research or other volunteer activities.
  • Students must be in the Architectural Engineering Department and in their third year or above by the start of  Fall Quarter 2014.

Award

  • $1000

Application

  • To apply a student should submit an ARCE application including an essay describing relevant activities and the intended use of the funds.

Selection Process

  • The selection will be made by the faculty of the Architectural Engineering Department.

2013 Recipient: Matthew Kidd

2012 Recipient: Lauren Litwiler

2011 Recipient: Matthew Kidd

2010 Recipient: Lisa Henry

2009 Recipient: Kenneth A. Singh

Go to Fluor web site


Forell/Elsesser Engineers Scholarship

Sponsored by the structural engineering firm of Forell/Elsesser Engineers, this award recognizes an architectural engineering student entering their final year of student who has demonstrated academic accomplishment, creative problem solving and a potential for success in the structural engineering profession.

Candidate Qualifications

  • The award will be based on academic accomplishment, creativity in problem solving and potential for professional success.
  • An undergraduate Architectural Engineering student entering their final year of study in Fall Quarter, with a strong interest in the practice of structural engineering and preferably an interest in the San Francisco area.

Award

  • $1000

Application

  • Students will prepare an ARCE application including an essay describing their professional aspirations.  The application shall be submitted to the ARCE office by April 7, 2014.

Selection Process

  • The selection will be made by the ARCE faculty in conjunction with representatives of Forell/Elsesser Engineers Inc.

2013 Recipient: Kevin Choy

2012 Recipient: Jesse Hoye

2011 Recipient: Jillian Weinberg-Huyette

2010 Recipient: Garrett Hagen

2009 Recipient: Jonathan N. Lund

Go to Forell/Elsesser web site


Hans Mager Scholarship

This scholarship is given in memory of Hans Mager by his grateful students. Hans was a founding member of the Architectural Engineering Department and hence the College of Architectural and Environmental design.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Students must be in the Architectural Engineering Department and in their third year or above by the start of Fall Quarter 2014 and be in financial need as established by University Financial Aid Office.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

Award

  • $1075

Application

  • ARCE application form and a letter demonstrating student’s exceptional understanding of relationship of structure & form in its relationship to Structural Engineering and Architecture.

Selection Process

  • The selection will be made by the faculty of the Architectural Engineering Department. 

2013 Recipients: Nicole O'Hearne and Simon Jardel-Menno

2012 Recipients: Sunny Bruns and Sinhui Chang

2011 Recipient: Sinhui Chang

2010 Recipient: Garrrett Hagen

2009 Recipient: Megan M. Stoner


Herbert E. Collins Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible through a generous endowment to the university in honor of Julian A. McPhee, the first president of Cal Poly. Upper division students (junior/senior/graduate) are selected for their academic achievement, industriousness and display of over fine character.

Requirements: Awardees picked by committee

2013 Recipients: (Undergrad) Jose Gonzalez and Martin Chavez: (Masters) Khloe Campos and Sinhui Chang

2012 Recipients: (Undergrad) Sunny Bruns and Sinhui Chang, (Masters) Chase Kossack and Shahab Shaolian

2011 Recipients: Pablo Ramos and Daniel Samson

2010 Recipeint: Zhi Liu

2009 Recipient: Erica D. Jacobsen


John A. Martin & Associates Scholarship

Offered by John A. Martin & Associates, this award is based on academic accomplishments and the potential for professional success, with special emphasis placed on involvement in school and community activities, and includes an optional three month paid internship during the following summer.

Candidate Qualifications

  • The award will be based on academic accomplishments and the candidate’s potential for professional success, with special emphasis placed on the applicant’s involvement in school and community activities.
  • Students must have completed their third year of college within the Architectural Engineering Department and have a minimum GPA of 3.2.

Award

  • $1500 

Application

  • Submit the ARCE scholarship application form, a resume, and a brief letter expressing applicant’s professional interests, ambitions and intended use offunds. The application shall be submitted to the ARCE office April 7, 2014.

Selection Process

  • The selection will be made by the ARCE scholarship committee in conjunction with representatives of John Martin & Associates.

2013 Recipients: Shawna Peterson and Jesse Hoye

2012 Recipient: Shawna Peterson

2011 Recipient: Zhi Liu

2010 Recipient: Emily Carlip

2009 Recipient: Alese M. Ashuckian

Go to John A. Martin web site


KNA Senior Project Grant

The award is given to senior projects judged to best advance the state of the art of the structural engineering profession. The student or team of students must have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership in their ARCE career(s). The proposed senior project is clearly defined with measurable and obtainable results and had the potential to advance the state of the art.

Candidate Qualifications

  • The award will be made to that senior project which is judged to best advance the state of the art of the structural engineering profession.
  • The student or team of students must have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership in their ARCE career(s).
  • The proposed senior project is clearly defined with measurable and obtainable results.
  • The project as outlined has the potential to advance the state of the art.
  • Enrolled in senior project.

Award

  • $1000

Application

  • A two page maximum summary of the senior project demonstrating how the team has met the criteria noted above. Submit the summary be submitted to the ARCE office by April 7, 2014.

Selection Process

  • Potential teams will be interviewed by selected faculty and an award will be announced within the fourth week of the spring quarter.

2013 Recipients: Same Polytechnic College in Tanzania: Danile Stone, Lauren Litwiler, Meghan Navarro, Sonia Hyunh, and Katie Schwall

2012 Recipients: EERI Seismic Design Competition Group: Brian Biehl, Stephen Coan, and Jennifer Roth

2011 Recipients: The Bridge House Rennovation Group: Megan Hanson, Nick Herskedal, Dave Martin, Brian Planas, Emma Ronney, and Charles Weir

2010 Recipient: Shawn Wade

2009 Recipient: Brendan K. McNiff

Go to KNA web site


kpff Consulting Engineers Scholarship, Los Angeles

kpff Consulting Engineers is a major West Coast consulting engineering firm. This scholarship awarded to an architectural engineering student who has demonstrated exceptional potential for success in the structural profession.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Scholarship to be awarded to a student who has demonstrated exceptional potential for success in the structural engineering profession.
  • Students who have completed the third year in the Architectural Engineering program with a minimum CPSLO grade point average of 3.2 and, preferably, an interest in the Los Angeles area.

Award

  • $1000 

Application

  • Resume and a letter expressing the student’s interest in the practice of structural engineering in the Los Angeles area to be submitted to the ARCE department by April 7, 2014.

Selection Process

  • The selection will be made by the kpff in consultation with the ARCE department faculty.

2013 Recipient: Joaquin Bermudez

2012 Recipient: Kevin Miller

2011 Recipient: Garrett Hagen

2010 Recipient: Alese Ashuckian

2009 Recipient: David F. Wollin

Go to kpff Consulting Engineers web site


Paul F. Fratessa Memorial Endowment (Not Currently Available)

In memory of former Architectural Engineering Department Head Paul F. Fratessa, this endowment provides support for scholarships, field trips and learn-by-doing project and structures. The recipient is chosen from upper-class students in the ARCE program.

Candidate Qualifications

  • California residency and financial need.
  • ARCE junior student.

Award

  • $1000

Application

  • ARCE application form.

Selection Process

  • The selection will be made by the ARCE department.

2011 Recipient: Daniel Samson

2010 Recipient: Jean-Luc D'Abreau

2009 Recipient: Jonas H. Houston


Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. Scholarship

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger was established in 1967. The firm practices in the areas of building structures, remediation, investigation and evaluation, and building technology. Simpson Gumpertz & Heger established this scholarship with the Architectural Engineering and Civil Engineering Departments at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to encourage students in the pursuit of structural engineering, building technology or building science as a professiondegree in structural engineering.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Have exhibited excellent academic skills.
  • Are in the Architectural Engineering Department or Civil Engineering Department and in their final year of study.

Award

  • $1,750

Application

  • A 2 page essay of less than 1,000 words on the following topic:  “Why do you want to be an engineer?  How do you anticipate benefiting from your profession and how can you make an impact on the profession?”
  • ARCE application form
  • Resume with a 1-page cover letter expanding upon your extracurricular activities, interpersonal skills, and any other information that you feel may make you a forerunner for this scholarship.
  • Official college transcript(s).

The DEADLINE for the application is April 7, 2014. Please submit your application to the ARCE Department Office for transmittal to Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

Selection Process

  • Applications will be judged one-third on professional presentation in the letter of introduction and resume, one-third on the ideas expressed as well as the communication skills demonstrated in the two-page essay, and one-third on the capabilities reflected in college/university transcript(s).  The applications will be reviewed by the scholoarship committee and SGH, with the final decision being made by SGH.

2013 Recipient: Nicole O'Hearne

2012 Recipient: Christopher (CJ) Horn

2011 Recipient: Michael Vickery

2010 Recipient: Nicholas Herskedal

2009 Recipient: Melissa S. Humber

Go to Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. web site


CYS Eugene Cole Senior Project Award

CYS Structural Engineers Inc., offers this award for excellence in an ARCE student.  The award supports the architectural engineering students who are working on their senior project.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Senior project to be judged to best advance the state of the art of the structural engineering profession.
  • The senior project is clearly defined with measurable and obtainable results.
  • The student or team of students must have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership in their ARCE career(s).
  • The student or team of students must be enrolled in senior project during the 2014-15 academic year.

Award

  •  $1,000

Application

  • ARCE application form.
  • A two page maximum summary of the senior project demonstrating how the team has meet the criteria, submitted with the application by April 7, 2014.

Selection Process

  • The selection will be made by the ARCE department faculty.

2013 Recipients:  SESH (Haiti): Alex Daddow and Andres Jimenez

2012 Recipients: Telescope Group: Mounir El-Koussa, Laura Rice, and Michael Vickery

 


Englekirk & Sabol, Inc. Scholarship

Englekirk & Sabol, Inc., are a L.A. Based firm with projects throughout the world.  Tom Sabol is an honored Alumni recipient and has served on the CAED Dean’s advisory council.  This scholarship is awarded to an ARCE student who has demonstrated academic excellence and has a financial need.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Open to students in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year in 2014-15.
  • Financial need as determined by FAFSA.
  • Academic excellence and/or participation in extracurricular activities.

Award

  • $1,000

Application

  • ARCE application form.
  • Brief written description of relevant activities and intended us of scholarship funds.

Selection Process

  • The selection will be made by the ARCE department faculty.

2013 Recipient:  Kendall Johnson

 

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