Outside Scholarships

Below are scholarship opportunities the Financial Aid office received from outside organizations.  This list is updated weekly and includes those scholarship opportunities with due dates within the next 4-6 weeks.  We recommend checking the list regularly throughout the year as the scholarship listings will change.

Please note the scholarships are arranged with the earliest deadline at the top.

Clicking on the scholarship name routes you to the organization’s website or a pdf document for further information and how to access application materials.

Note: The Financial Aid Office attempts to determine if these are worthwhile opportunities, however, Cal Poly does not endorse these organizations nor is responsible for any outcome.  If you believe any of the listed scholarships are not viable or have inappropriate requirements (ie: requires a fee, membership or purchase of merchandise to apply) please contact Kathi Good (kjgood@calpoly.edu) immediately.

 

Date Posted Title of Scholarship Category Description Deadline
07/30/18 Women In Technology Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Complete online application. 09/14/18
07/19/18 Davis Personal Injury Scholarship Essay Contest General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 300-500 word essay on topic listed on website. See website for details. 09/14/18
08/20/18 QuoteWizard Safe Driver Scholarship 2018 General $1,000 scholarship. Submit essay, or other medium, telling how you will build a creative social awareness campaign to reduce distracted driving. 09/15/18
07/19/18 Nicholas A. Pennipede Memorial Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Complete online application, including 500-800 word essay and discuss topics listed on website. See website for details. 09/15/18
07/19/18 Best Laptop Ninja Annual Scholarship Program General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000-2,000 word article on one of topics listed on website.  09/15/18
07/19/18 The Mason Finance Life Settlement Awareness Scholarship.  General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1000 word essay reflecting on statement on website and answering the questions following. See website for details. 09/15/18
07/19/18 Baba Support Scholarship 2nd for U.S. Students General 1st place - $1,500, 2nd place $1,000, 3rd place $700. Submit original article of 500-1,000 words on one of topics listed on website. 09/15/18
07/19/18 Bellhops' $10,000 Moving Forward Scholarship Contest General $10,000 scholarship. Complete online application, including 1,000-1,250 word essay on topic listed on website. See website for more details. 09/15/18
07/19/18 London Metal Roofing Scholarship General $500 scholarship. Complete online application and submit 750-1,000 word essay relating to a product or service offered by London Metal Roofing. See website for more details. 09/15/18
07/19/18 Cusabio Scholarship 2018 Biology, Life Sciences, or related disciplines Two $1,000 and two $500 scholarships. Complete online application. 09/18/18
08/20/18 PassTools Annual Scholarship Program 2018 General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,200+ word essay on topic: How will the technology affect human life in the future (the trends and prediction). See website for details. 09/23/18
07/30/18 ReviewMoon Annual Scholarship General One $2,000 scholarship, two $1,000 runners-up. Submit 800-3,000 word essay about: How to save money when shopping online. See website for details. 09/25/18
07/30/18 Mattress Help Scholarship Program General $1,000 scholarship. Submit up to 5 minute video that answers questions listed on website and upload to YouTube. See website for details. 09/25/18
07/30/18 Same Day Loans 2018 Scholarship General $500 scholarship. Submit 750 word essay, video or infographic on one of topics on website. See website for details. 09/28/18
07/30/18 Bonsai Finance Scholarship Must be veteran or active duty member of the U.S. Military service or a direct dependent $2,500 scholarship. Submit online application, including short essay responding to the questions posed. See website for details. 09/28/18
09/07/18 BestVPN.co Scholarship Program General 1st place - $1,500, 2nd place $1,000, 3rd place $500. See website for application details. 09/30/18
07/30/18 X-Medic's Tantalum Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Complete online application, including a short essay. See website for topic.   09/30/18
07/30/18 The Removal Experts Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 700-800 word essay on topic: "How do you plan to upgrade  society in the future?" 09/30/18
07/30/18 Key Thinkers Scholarship General $2,500 scholarship. Complete online application, including 500-750 word essay on topic listed on application. 09/30/18
07/30/18 One Stop Bedwetting Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 800-1,500 word essay on "Bedwetting alarms and their benefits." See website for more details. 09/30/18
07/30/18 Beverly Hills Immigration Lawyers Scholarship 2018 Foreign born student who now resides in the U.S. or U.S. born student whose parents originated from another country $1,000 scholarship. Submit 450 word or less essay on topic provided on website. See website for details. 09/30/18
07/30/18 Soma Weight Loss Health & Wellness Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500-1,000 essay on topic: Why you are studying your chosen field and what good health means to you. See website for details. 09/30/18
09/14/18 Employment Boost Academic Scholarships General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500-1,000 word essay based on the poem "Howl", Part 1, by Allen Ginsberg. See website for details. 10/01/18
09/14/18 Employment Boost Academic Scholarships Business or STEM subject $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500-1,000 word essay based on the  prompt: "How is technology going to change your way of life in 15 years?" See website for details. 10/01/18
09/07/18 Corporate Culture Scholarship 2018 General $1,000 scholarship. Complete online application, including detailing your ideal culture from your future employer, your personal background an dhow it's related to the podcast featured on the web page. 10/01/18
08/27/18 EducatedDriver.org Scholarship Program General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500+ word essay on topic listed on website. 10/01/18
08/27/18 Water Filter Data Scholarship Program General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500+ word essay on topic listed on website. 10/01/18
08/20/18 The Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship Program Business, Business Management, Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Education, Fitness $500 scholarship. Submit 500 word or less essay why you are choosing your area of study and how you plan to contribute to your future employers as an education professional. 10/01/18
08/03/18 PriceItHere.com Scholarship Marketing, Business Management, or related field $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,500+ word essay on topic listed on website. See website for more details. 10/01/18
08/03/18 Bookmundi's Travel the Word Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000-1,500 word essay answering the questions listed on website. See website for other details. 10/01/18
08/03/18 SleepZoo Sleep Awareness $1,000 Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500+ word essay on topic listed on website regarding sleep deprivation. See website for details. 10/01/18
08/03/18 Texas Electricity Examiner Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500 word essay on what light pollution is, and how you would reduce it. See website for more information. 10/01/18
08/03/18 Montana Capital Scholarship Program General $1,000 scholarship. Complete online application, including 400-600 word essay on topic listed on website. See website for details. 10/01/18
08/03/18 Avalaunch Media Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit maximum 500 word essay or up to 2 minute video on topic: How have you created believers in yourself and your story? See website for details. 10/01/18
08/03/18 Spolin Law Civil Rights and Criminal Law Essay Competition and $1,000 Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Complete online application form and submit up to 2,000 word essay on topic listed on website.  10/01/18
08/03/18 Garcia, Artigliere & Medby Scholarship Program Enrolled in major related to Law or Nursing $1,000 scholarship. Submit up to 1,000 word essay answering question on website. See website for details. 10/01/18
08/03/18 Ties.com Scholarship Essay Contest General $1,000 scholarship. Submit up to 1,000 word essay on topic listed on website. See website for more details. 10/01/18
08/03/18 5 Star Car Title Loans Scholarship Program General Two $1,000 scholarships. Submit 400-600 word essay on topic listed on website. See website for more details. 10/01/18
08/03/18 The Modern Scholarship $1,000 Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit up to 5 minute video that answers questions listed on website and upload to YouTube. See website for details. 10/01/18
08/03/18 Mens Wedding Bands.com Scholarship Contest General $500 scholarship. Submit 2-3 minute video on why donor's products are the best. See website for more details. 10/02/18
09/07/18 Modern Living 101 Scholarship Opportunity General $250 scholarship. Create a brief video answering the questions listed on website. See website for more details. 10/05/18
08/03/18 The Responsify Empowering Others Scholarship 2018 General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000-1,500 word essay answering the questions listed on website. See website for other details. 10/05/18
08/27/18 Cool.Club $1,500 Video Contest General $1,000 scholarship. $500 runner-up. Shoot an original video on one of topics on website. See website for details. 10/07/18
09/14/18 MUX Internet Marketing Scholarship  Marketing, business Management, IT, Communications, General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500-1,000 essay on subject: "Internet Marketing and Its Importance in 2018." See website for details. 10/12/18
09/14/18 Well Kept Wallet Scholarship General 1st prize - $,1000, 2nd prize - $500. Submit 750-1,000 word essay on topic: Show us your extraordinary money move. See website for details. 10/15/18
08/10/18 Biology Dictionary Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit essay on one of topics listed on website. 10/15/18
08/10/18 Soap Dispenser Internet Marketing Scholarship Marketing, Business, IT, Communications $900 scholarship. Submit 500-1,000 word essay in topic: How soap dispensers help in fighting health issue in 2018. See website for more details. 10/15/18
08/10/18 Pretty Photoshop Actions Scholarship Program General $500 scholarship. Carefully research and compose an essay style Adobe Photoshop tutorial of 800-1,000 word. See website for more details and topics. 10/15/18
08/10/18 Skinner Law Firm Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 600 word essay answering question listed on website. See website for more details. 10/15/18
08/10/18 The Villa Escape Scholarship General $500 scholarship. Submit an essay story (1,000 words story, with images/video) of your favorite destination. See website for further details. 10/15/18
08/10/18 The House Method Commitment to Our Homes Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Complete online application and submit up to 1,000 word essay that answers question listed on website. 10/15/18
08/10/18 The KCCATL Merit Scholarship Program 2018 General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 300-400 word essay explaining why you qualify for the scholarship. See website for more requirements. 10/15/18
08/10/18 Gear Up Your future Scholarship General 1st place - $2,000, runner-up - $1,000. Submit 500-3,000 word essay on topic listed on website.  10/15/18
08/10/18 The Travel Office Local Adventures Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000-1,500 word essay answering the questions listed on website. See website for other details. 10/15/18
08/10/18 The Economic Secretariat Young Entrepreneur Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000-1,500 word essay reflecting on the questions listed on website, as well as 5-10 minute video of yourself explaining your answers. See website for details. 10/15/18
09/07/18 G2 Crowd Entrepreneurial Scholarship General Twelve $5,000 scholarships. Complete online application, including answering question listed on website.  10/16/18
08/20/18 Tayloright Scholarship Program General $500 scholarship. Submit 1,000+ word essay on topic listed on website.  10/20/18
08/27/18 Dreambox Media Online Marketing Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500-1,000 word essay about Social Media marketing strategies. See website for details. 10/27/18
08/27/18 SquareFoot Scholarship General 1st place - $3,000, 2nd place $1,500, 3rd place - $500. Submit up to 1,000 word essay on topic listed on website. 10/30/18
09/07/18 TheBackpackerCo Scholarship General $500 scholarship. Create a video of your favorite destination you have been to. See website for complete details. 10/30/18
09/07/18 Carport Central Scholarship Program General $1,000 scholarship; $500 runner-up. Submit 400+ word essay on one of topics listed on website. See website for additional information. 10/30/18
09/07/18 $5,000 Big Thinker Scholarship General $5,000 primary scholarship. See website for additional awards. Submit original idea to further the company's goals. See website for details. 10/30/18
08/27/18 Annual $1,000 Scholarship Program by GuitarListy.com General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500-700 word article on "The Benefits of Music Education for Students in Schools & Colleges". 10/30/18
09/14/18 ApartmentGuide $2,500 Scholarship General Two $2,500 scholarships. Submit 500 word essay answering question: "What makes a home a home?" See website for details. 10/31/18
09/07/18 Malegroomings Scholarship General $2,000 scholarship. Submit at least 500 word essay on topic listed on website. See website for additional requirements. 10/31/18
9/718 The Rizk Law Video Scholarship Contest General $2,500 scholarship. Submit 2-3 minute video essay discussing question listed on website. 10/31/18
09/07/18 2018 Paving The Way Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000 word essay explaining why you want a career in your chosen industry. See website for more details. 10/31/18
9/718 AceableAgent Higher Education Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship.  Create 2 minute or less video or submit 500 word writing prompt with a photo attached regarding what home is to you. See website for details. 10/31/18
09/07/18 SkateboardSeek Scholarship Programme General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000-1,500 word article on topic: Which are the best skateparks in the world? See website for details.  10/31/18
09/07/18 The Unsullyd $2,000 Annual Student Scholarship Program General $2,000 scholarship. Submit 500-1,000 word article on topic listed on website. See website for details. 10/31/18
09/07/18 Surgent Exam Review College Scholarship Accounting, Finance $500 scholarship. Complete online application, including 1,000 word or less essay on topic listed on website. 10/31/18
09/07/18 OnTheSpeakers Audio & Headphones Scholarship Programme Marketing, Business, IT, Communications, Medical, General $500 scholarship. Submit 1,000-1,500 word essay on topic listed on website. See website for details. 10/31/18
09/07/18 The Villa Escape Scholarship General $500 scholarship. Submit an essay story (1,000 words story, with images/video) of your favorite destination. See website for further details. 10/31/18
09/07/18 Wheelhouse Scholarship General $1,00 scholarship. Submit 700-1,000 word essay on one of topics listed on website. 10/31/18
09/07/18 The BeMo & SortSmart Diversity Advocacy Scholarship Pre-Med (any undergraduate discipline) $1,000 scholarship. See website for application procedures. 10/31/18
09/14/18 2018 Advocado (formerly TRAAQR) Scholarship General $2,000 scholarship. Submit 600+ word essay answering prompt on website. See website for more information. 11/01/18
09/07/18 HealthDiseases.Org Scholarship Program 2018 General $1,500 scholarship. Submit at least 1,000 word essay related to one of topics listed on website. 11/01/18
09/07/18 "Business Plan" Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Student with a documented disability who has written a business plan $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500-1,000 word essay on "What I learned from writing a business plan." See website for potential essay topics and additional information. 11/01/18
09/07/18 Black Friday Marketing Scholarship 2018 General $1,000 scholarship. Submit article on topic "How to impress your interview taker". See website for details. 11/01/18
09/07/17 Create and Go Design Your Future Scholarship General, with interest in writing and/or blogging $2,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000 word essay answering the questions listed on website. See website for further details. 11/01/18
09/07/18 GreenWay Carpet Cleaning $1,000 Essay for Las Vegas General $1,000 scholarship. Students with a passion for home decoration are invited to submit 800-1,000 word essay on "Clean home - clean life". See website for additional information.   11/01/18
09/07/18 ZipHearing Hearing Health Awareness Scholarship Interested in Health and Technology $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000-1,500 word essay answering the questions listed on website. See website for more information. 11/01/18
09/07/18 Internet Marketing Scholarship from Officeideas General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000-1,500 word essay about your education and mobile techology. See website for more details. 11/01/18
09/27/18 Cross & Smith Annual $1,000 College Scholarship Intend to pursue a degree in law $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500–1,000 word essay  explaining your motivation for pursuing a law degree, including any obstacles you think you may encounter and how you plan to address them. 11/02/18
09/14/18 Munley Law Scholarship General $2,500 scholarship. Submit up to 500 word essay, PowerPoint Presentation, or up to 5 minute video about one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and tell why you find that person significant and interesting. See website for more details. 11/12/18
9/21/18 The Bartlett Tree Foundation, Inc. At-Large Scholarship Full-time student with a genuine interest in Arboriculture or Urban Forestry Two 1,000 scholarships. Submit one page narrative, outlining your accomplishments, academic record and career aspirations. 11/15/18
09/14/18 Geneva Rock Scholarship Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Business $2,000 scholarship. Submit answers to questions listed on website. 11/15/18
09/14/18 Bryant Legal Group PC Annual College Scholarship Pre-Law, intention to pursue legal career $2,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000-1,200 word essay on topic listed on website. See website for more information 11/15/18
09/14/18 Danley's Garage Builders Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 700+ word essay answering question: "What Teacher Has Inspired You?" See website for more details. 11/15/18
09/14/18 Nomad Capitalist Scholarship for International Business Students General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000+ word essay on topic: "How will the rise of emerging countries change business in the 21st century?" See website for more details. 11/15/18
09/14/18 $1,000 Senior Living Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 750-4,000 word essay on any topic related to senior living. See website for further details. 11/15/18
09/14/18 Leesa Social Impact Scholarship General $10,000 scholarship. Will be offered a mentorship program with the Leesa Social Impact department.  Complete online application, including submitting a 2-3 minute video in which you describe the role social action has had on your life so far, and the role you see it having in the future. 11/15/18
09/14/18 The RewardExpert Financial Wellness Scholarship Finance, Accounting, Business, Mathematics $1,000 scholarship. Complete online application, including 2 essays. See website for details. 11/15/18
09/14/18 Rentkidz Annual Scholarship General $750 scholarship. Submit 1,000-2,000 word essay on topic listed on website. See website for details. 11/15/18
09/14/18 2019 HDR Scholarship Program - Water Graduate Student in Civil, Environmental or other related Engineering discipline associated with the water engineering industry. $10,000 scholarship. See website for application requirements. Along with the scholarship, the student must be willing to accept a paid internship. 11/16/18
10/27/17 Orange County Community Foundation Residents of Orange County, CA Scholarships available for students who are residents of Orange County. Varied application deadlines and requirements. Varied
03/02/18 Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program Honorably discharged veterans or spouses of disabled veterans and have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs Emergency Grants are available to eligible veterans who are enrolled full-time and experience unexpected financial difficulties that might cause them to drop out of school. See website for additional eligibility information and application details. Ongoing
10/27/17 Rising Farmworker Dream Fund Children of U.S. based farmworkers (current and past) Individuals and organizations provide scholarship funds to students when students complete pre-defined tasks. See website for details and email on website if you have questions. Ongoing
02/09/18 MindSumo General Various award amounts. MindSumo partners with Fortune 500 companies to create business and engineering "challenges" for students to solve.  Ongoing
02/16/18 DoSomething.org Scholarships Students 25 or under Varied amounts, deadlines. Earn easy scholarships through community service.  Complete a campaign, prove it with pics of you in action, and you're entered to win! See website for details. Ongoing
11/03/17 Senior Wisdom Video Scholarship from A Place for Mom Medical, Nursing or Social Sciences related major; must be planning on pursing a career that involves working with senior citizens $1,000 scholarship available to students interested in the fields of aging and gerontology. Submit at least 2 minute video capturing the theme of “The Value of Seniors in Our Lives and Benefits to Society.” See website for full details. Quarterly
11/03/17 TutorPlus Scholarship First and Second Year Students up to age of 22 $2,500 scholarship quarterly. Submit 800-1,200 word essay about yourself, goals, and any industry topic that you think you can further improve. Example: improvement on current energy efficiency, productivity, technology advancement, effective space usage etc. See website for details. Quarterly
12/08/17 #ShareTheGoals Scholarship General $500 awarded each month from October 2017 through July 2018. First place - $5,000 picked from the monthly pool of winners. Create a video, infographic or essay regarding Global Goals. See website for full details. Monthly through July 2018
01/05/18 $2,018 Nitro College Scholarship General $2,018 scholarship. Complete Scholarship Survey Questions, answer 3 short answer questions, participate in social media activity. See website for additional details. Monthly
10/27/2017 Chegg $1,000 Monthly Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship awarded every week to one super student; winner chosen on their 2-3 sentence response to the week's question. Monthly
05/11/18 Concussion Awareness Scholarship General One $1,000 scholarship winner per month. See website for application instructions and additional information.  Monthly
10/27/17 Listofbeststuff.com Headphones Scholarship General $1,000 monthly scholarship. Submit at least 500 word essay on topic: The future of audio technology. See website for details. Monthly
10/27/17 CPR Near Me Healthcare and Education Scholarship Program Health Science, Education $1,000 available monthly. Submit 500-750 word essay that describes your career ambitions and why you are currently studying or why the need to pursue an education or healthcare degree. See website for additional requirements and information. Monthly
10/27/17 Yuja Monthly Scholarship Essay Contest General $500 each month. Submit 300-400 word essay on topic listed for current month. Winners are chosen by vote on website. Monthly
10/27/17 Schooltutoring Academy Monthly College Scholarship Contest General $500 monthly scholarship. Submit essay based on topic of the month. Share essay link for others to vote on. Monthly
10/27/17 Buddha Teas Fair Trade Scholarship Program General, International Studies A monthly scholarship program for student attending a fair trade university or study fair trade or international studies. $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500-750 word essay on theme on website regarding fair trade. See website for additional details. Deadline is the last day of each month. Monthly
10/27/17 Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest General Monthly chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. Submit 200-900 essay on monthly topic. Monthly
10/27/17 Toptal STEM Scholarships for Women Female Students in Computer Science, Computer Engineering $5,000 scholarship and one year of one-on-one mentoring by a Toptal senior developer. See website for application process, which includes making a meaningful contribution to Open Source and publishing a post on your personal blog, as well as a short essay. Monthly
10/27/17 Sleeping Angels Co. Scholarship Program General $500 scholarship. Submit essay describing the evolution of the nanny in the 21st century. See website for more information. See website for more details. Submissions due on 30th of each month. Monthly
10/27/17 LA Tutors Innovation in Education Scholarship General $500 monthly scholarship. Design an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others and submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation. See website for more information. Monthly
01/09/15 CompareCards Monthly Scholarship General Each month CompareCards will award $2,500 to any qualifying College (or college bound) student in need who can answer a tricky trivia question. A tiebreaker question and a random drawing will determine the winner. Monthly
10/27/17 UniversityTutor.com Essay Contest General $1,000 award. Submit at least 300 word essay in response to monthly essay prompt made available in website. Monthly
06/08/18 Course Hero Monthly Scholarship General $1,000, $3,000 or $5,000 scholarship depending on winner's eligibility category. See website for complete details. Monthly
10/27/17 Women's Independence Scholarship Program Women who are survivors of intimate partner abuse The primary intent of the WISP Program is to assist women who have been parted from an abusive partner for a minimum of one year. Sign up on website to receive an email to confirm you registration, upload application materials. There is no deadline for applications, however, it takes two months to review new submissions. Open
05/08/15 Groundwater Resources Association (GRA) Central Coast Branch Scholarship  Natural Resources, Agriculture Scholarship funds available up to $2,500 for students performing research on groundwater resources in the Central Coast region. Submit written proposal on new or ongoing research. Funds also available to pay student registration and lodging at GRAC conferences. See link for further details. Open
10/27/17 Solano Association of Realtors Foundation Scholarship General Must reside within jurisdiction of Solano Assoc. of Realtors® (S. Solano County, incl. Benicia, Vallejo, Green Valley, Cordelia) and intend to specialize in Real Estate or business
related field. Scholarships are considered throughout year.
Open

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