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 2nd. 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 May 1st 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|
|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||TBD|
|Kids Car Donations STEM Scholarship||1 x $1,000, 2 x $250||TBD|
|ACI Scholarships||5+ x $5,000||11/22/2022|
|ACI Fellowships||10+ x $10,000-$15,000||11/22/2022|
|SEF Research Grant||$3,000||12/31/2022|
|Parkmerced Scholarship||2 x $1,000||TBD|
Winter Quarter Deadlines
|SEAOSC Scholarship 2023||$800-$2,000||01/31/2023|
|SWE Scholarships (Sophomore and above)||200+ varies||02/01/2023|
|ASCE Scholarships||20 x $2,500-$5,000||02/10/2023|
|PG&E Scholarships||200 x $1,000-$10,000||02/24/2023|
|SEAW Scholarship (Opens Jan. 2023)||Multiple x $5,000||02/28/2023|
|NPCA Foundation Scholarships||$2,500-$14,500||03/10/2023|
|Simpson Strong-Tie Scholarships||100 x $2,000||03/17/2023|
|SOM Travel Fellowship||$20,000||03/17/2023|
|SWE Scholarships (Freshman)||200+ varies||03/20/2023|
|Degenkolb Engineers Scholarship and Internship||$3,000||3/31/2023|
|DBIA-Western Pacific Scholarship||12 x $4,000||TBD|
Spring Quarter Deadlines
|AAa/e Scholarship||3 x $7,000||5/31/2023|
|CRSI Undergrad Scholarship||5+ x $3,000||TBD|
|CCCICC Scholarship||2 x $1,500||TBD|
|Crew Network Scholarship||20 x $5,000||4/15/23|
|NCSEA Diversity In Structural Engineering Scholarship||$5,000 - Multiple||3/20/23|
|Mather Scholarship||1 x $7500||4/30/23|
|AISC Foundation Scholarships||25 x $2,000-$5,000||5/1/23|
|EERI Graduate Fellowship||2 x $12,000||5/17/23|
|Age Matters Scholarship||$1,500||5/15/23|
|CMACN Scholarships (Eng)||$500 - Multiple||6/5/23|
|CMACN Scholarships (Arch)||$500 - Multiple||6/5/23|
|Ben Fry Memorial Scholarship||$2,000||TBD|
|Assoc. for Women in Arch (AWAF) Scholarship||3 x $2,500||4/14/23|
|AAa/E Foundation Scholarships and Grants||$5,000 - Multiple||5/31123|
|APA Tom Cory Scholarship||$2,000||6/30/23|
|RDH Research Scholarship||$2,000-$10,000||5/31/23|
|SEAOC YMF Convention Stipend||15+ x $750||TBD|
|SEAOC College of Fellows Scholar||$5,000||TBD|
|SEAOC Research Initiative||$500 - Multiple||TBD|