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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!

How to Apply for Scholarships

in three easy steps

1.   Complete the FAFSA 

        The FAFSA is due March 2, 2021 for all internal scholarships.  Click here to be directed to the application!

2.  Apply for ARCE/CAED Scholarships through your Cal Poly  Student Portal

      The new Cal Poly internal application system will automatically filter scholarships that you are eligible for.  With this new system you won't miss out on any opportunities and you'll know what you qualify for!

      The Cal Poly internal scholarship application goes live on a date March 1, 2021. 

    Internal ARCE Scholarships are due March 31, 2021 at 11:59pm.

  Just log onto your portal and access the app under the Apps section on the side of the home screen.

3.  Apply for External Scholarships

     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 ARCE External Scholarship page, click here!

To access the Cal Poly External Scholarship Bulletin Board, click here!


Internal Scholarships

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. 

The deadline for applying for ARCE Scholarships is April 22, 2020 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!

ARCE Scholarships Amount

Emanuele Barelli Structural Engineer Scholarship Endowment

1 x $900
Forell/Elsesser Engineers Scholarship 1 x $1000
Paul F. Fratessa Memorial Scholarship 1 x $1000
Hans Mager Scholarship 1 x $1,200
John Labib & Associates Structural Engineers Scholarship 3 x $1,425
KNA Senior Project Grant 1 x $1,500
KPFF Scholarship 1 x $1,500

CAED Scholarships

Castagna Scholarship 10 x $15,000

Evelyn & Harold Hay Fund Award

2 x $1,350
12-18 x $1000 each

Robin L. Rossi Award 

2-6 x $1500

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