The ARCE department has both need-based and merit-based scholarships. To qualify for need-based ARCE Scholarships, applicants must have applied for FAFSA. Cal Poly's priority filing deadline is March 2, 2021. If you missed the deadline for the FAFSA you can still be eligible for merit based scholarships!
Scholarships will be formally presented at the ARCE Scholarship Luncheon.
Look at previous scholarship recipient photos here!
Below are listed the internal scholarships. Click on a scholarship to learn more information about it, but you must still apply through your Cal Poly portal.
Just log onto your portal and access the app under the Apps section on the side of the home screen.
The deadline for applying for ARCE Scholarships is March 31, 2021 at 11:59pm.
Every year, we also award one scholarship sponsor the "ARCY Award," an award for the best video presentation of the company's scholarship! For more information about the ARCY Award, details on how to enter, and past winners click here!
|1 x $1,050|
|Forell/Elsesser Engineers Scholarship||1 x $1,000|
|Carson Starkey Memorial Scholarship||1 x $1,500|
|Fluor Foundation Scholarship||1 x $1,500|
|Paul F. Fratessa Memorial Scholarship||1 x $1,000|
|Hans Mager Scholarship||1 x $1,200|
|D'Abreau Family Foundation Scholarship||1 x $1,500|
|John Labib & Associates Structural Engineers Scholarship||1 x $1,500|
|KNA Senior Project Grant||1 x $1,500|
|CYS Structural Engineering Eugene Cole Scholarship||1 x $3,000|
|KPFF Scholarship||1 x $1,500|
|Castagna Scholarship||10 x $15,000|
|2 x $1,350|
|12-18 x $1000 each|
|2-6 x $1500|
There are many more scholarships available for ARCE students! These scholarships become available at different times throughout the year, so keep checking to see what's available.
To access the Cal Poly External Scholarship Bulletin Board, click here!
Fall Quarter Deadlines
|YICC Scholarship||Multiple x $2,000||August 1, 2021|
|Kids Car Donations STEM Scholarship||1 x $1,000, 2 x $250||August 15, 2020|
|ACI Scholarships||5+ x $5,000||November 1, 2020|
|ACI Fellowships||10+ x $10,000-$15,000||November 1, 2020|
|SEF Research Grant||$2,500||November 1, 2020|
|Parkmerced Scholarship||2 x $1,000||November 2020|
|SEAOSC Scholarships 2020||$800-$2,000||December 28, 2020|
Winter Quarter Deadlines
|Degenkolb Engineers Scholarship and Internship||$3,000||January 29, 2021|
|SOM Travel Fellowship||$20,000||January 2021|
|ASCE Scholarships||20 x $2,500-$5,000||February 10, 2021|
|PG&E Scholarships||200 x $1,000-$10,000||February 12, 2021|
|SWE Scholarships||200+ varies||February 15, 2021|
|CMACN Scholarships (Eng)||$500 - Multiple||March 22, 2021|
|CMACN Scholarships (Arch)||$500 - Multiple||March 22, 2021|
|Ben Fry Memorial Scholarship||$2,000||March 22, 2021|
|Simpson Strong-Tie Scholarships||100 x $2,000||March 15, 2021|
|NPCA Foundation Scholarships||$2,500-$14,500||March 12, 2021|
|APA Tom Cory Scholarship||$2,000||March 31, 2021|
|DBIA-Western Pacific Scholarship||12 x $4,000||April 3, 2020|
Spring Quarter Deadlines
|CRSI Undergrad Scholarship||5+ x $3,000||April 3, 2020|
|CCCICC Scholarship||2 x $1,500||April 17, 2020|
|Crew Network Scholarship||20 x $5,000||April 30, 2020|
|NCSEA Diversity In Structural Engineering Scholarship||$5,000 - Multiple||April 30, 2021|
|Mather Scholarship||1 x $7500||April 30, 2021|
|AISC Foundation Scholarships||25 x $2,000-$5,000||May 1, 2020|
|CMACN Scholarships||$500 - Multiple||May 4, 2020|
|Age Matters Scholarship||$1,500||May 15, 2021|
|Assoc. for Women in Arch (AWAF) Scholarship||3 x $2,500||May 29, 2020|
|AAa/E Foundation Scholarships and Grants||$5,000 - Multiple||May 29, 2020|
|EERI Graduate Fellowship||$12,000||May 31, 2020|
|RDH Research Scholarship||$2,000-$10,000||May 31, 2020|
|SEAOC YMF Convention Stipend||15+ x $750||July 1, 2020|
|SEAOC College of Fellows Scholar||$5,000||TBD|
|SEAOC Research Initiative||$500 - Multiple||TBD|