Scholarship Bulletin Board

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
11/30/18 G2 Crowd Entrepreneurial Scholarship General Twelve $5,000 scholarships. Complete online application, including up to 500 word essay on topic listed on website. 01/18/19
11/30/18 Diceus Computer Science Scholarship Program Computer Engineering, Computer Science $1,000 scholarship. Complete online application.  01/19/19
11/30/18 Antibodies University Scholarship Life Sciences or related fields $1,000 stipend. Complete online application, including essays. 01/20/19
11/30/18 The Meldon Law College Scholarship Video Essay Contest General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 5-6 minute video which includes 1-2 minute video bio, and 2-3 minute video on one of topics listed on website. See website for details. 01/20/19
11/30/18 Studio11hairsalon Scholarship General $4,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000+ word essay on topic: "How to take care of your hair." 01/25/19
11/30/18 LGO Scholarship for Digital Excellence General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000+ word essay on topic listed on website. See website for additional information. 01/29/19
11/30/18 TekhiniQs Scholarship  General First prize - $1,500, $1,000 second prize, $700 third prize. See website for application information including essay and video.  01/29/19
11/30/18 DefenderShield Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 750-1,500 word essay on topic listed on website. 01/30/19
11/30/18 Refractique (Lensball World) Photography Innovation & Excellence Scholarship Art (or relevant photography course) $1,000 scholarship. See website for application information, including photos and essay. 01/30/19
01/11/19 SEO Advantage Scholarship Essay Contest General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500-750 word essay on topic listed on website. 01/31/19
12/13/18 The StaplesSearch.com Yearly Scholarship 2019 General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000-1,500 word essay on one of the topics listed on website. See website for more information.  01/31/19
12/07/18 Positive Words Research Scholarship General $500 scholarship. Demonstrate and interest in positive language. See website for eligibility. Submit 1 minute video describing why you want to contribute to the project. 01/31/19
12/07/18 The $1,000 Florida Law Group Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 600 word essay on topic listed on website. 01/31/19
12/07/18 Prenuptial Agreements Scholarship Essay Program General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000 word essay on topic listed on website. 01/31/19
12/07/18 Gerber & Holder Attorneys At Law Scholarship Essay Competition General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 300-500 word essay on topic listed on website. See website for further details.  01/31/19
12/07/18 Innovative Architects Scholarship Essay Contest General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 300-500 word essay on topic listed on website. See website for further details.  01/31/19
12/07/18 Cyndia Impactor Scholarship Program General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500 word or less essay on topic: "How blockchain technology can change the world." See website for more information. 01/31/19
12/07/18 EnergyRates.Ca College Scholarship 2019 General $500 scholarship. Submit 50 word essay telling where you see the future of the energy industry. 01/31/19
12/07/18 The Annual Kenneth P. Carp $1,000 College Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500 word essay answering prompt on website. See website for additional requirements. 01/31/19
12/07/18 Open Listings "Take Big Risks" Scholarship General $1,500 scholarship. Complete online application and submit 2 minute video answering the questions listed on website. 01/31/19
12/07/18 Family Living Today Child Welfare and Development (CWD) Scholarship  Sociology, Psychology, Social Sciences or a related field; must demonstrate financial need $1,000 scholarship for applicants with experience working with children who have experience neglect or abuse. See website for application information, including 1-2 page essay. 01/31/19
12/07/18 Annual $2,000 Silvergames Student Scholarship General $2,000 scholarship. Submit one piece of work. See website for suggestions and further information. 01/31/19
12/07/18 ExamCraze Scholarship Program General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,500-2,000 word essay on topic: "Social media effect on young people" or one of other topics listed. See website for more details. 01/31/19
12/07/18 CCIS Scholarship Construction Management $750 scholarship. Submit 250-500 word essay on topic listed on website. 01/31/19
12/07/18 The PSP Media Experiential Marketing Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Complete online application and submit 500+ word essay on topic listed on website. 01/31/19
12/07/18 Fisher Investments $5,000 "Invest In Your Future" College Scholarship Program Business, Law, Finance, Accounting, Economics $5,000 scholarship. Complete online application and submit 500 word maximum essay on topic listed on website. 01/31/19
12/07/18 American Sign Letters Annual 2019 Scholarship Contest General $1,000 scholarship. Design a building sign, sign or logo for a business or a plaque for some who impacted your life. See website for details. 01/31/19
12/13/18 TFC Title Loans Scholarship for Financial Innovation General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 750-1,000 wore essay on topic of why you deserve the scholarship. See website for more information. 02/01/19
12/13/18 National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) Wood Studies Scholarship High School Senior with intention to study Forestry, Environmental Science or Natural Resources $1,000 scholarship. Complete application (see download). See website for additional requirements. 02/01/19
12/13/18 SimpleMusicContracts.com Music Video Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit a music video. See website for more information. 02/01/19
12/13/18 The Protoly Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000-1,500 word essay answering the questions listed on website. See website for more details. 02/01/19
12/13/18 MusicAuthority's Annual Music Lovers Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,200-1,500 word essay answering the questions listed on website. See website for additional requirements. 02/01/19
12/13/18 The LatamReady Business Technology Scholarship Latin-American students $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000-1,500 word essay answering the questions listed on website. See website for more details. 02/01/19
12/13/18 The Ben Abbott and Associates Driving Safety Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000-1,500 word essay answering the questions listed on website. See website for more details. 02/01/19
12/13/18 National Express Auto Transport Scholarship General $1,100 and $400 scholarships. Submit 1,000+ word essay regarding transport. See website for more details. 02/04/19
01/11/19 Paradigm Building Group Scholarship Construction Management, Architecture, Civil Engineering $500 scholarship. Submit up to 1,000 word essay on one of topics listed on website. See website for additional requirements. 02/05/19
12/13/18 Lounge Lizard Web Design Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Complete online application. Submit a Design or Live URL.  02/06/19
12/13/18 The Babcock Law Firm LLC Scholarship Essay Contest General $1,500 scholarship. Submit 300-500 word essay on topic listed on website. 02/08/19
12/13/18 Top Hat Scholarship General One 1st prize - $50,000, one 2nd prize - $20,000, three 3rd prizes - $10,000 each. Professors nominate students. See website for process.  02/14/19
01/11/19 SallieMae Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students Graduate Students - one award each in fields of: Business, Law, Medical/Dental, Other Four $20,000 scholarships. Share your unique path to graduate school and the dreams you hope to accomplish with your degree. 02/15/19
12/13/18 The Justice Solutions Group "Future Mentors" Scholarship General $1,500 scholarship. Submit 800-1,500 word essay on mentorship. See website for more information. 02/15/19
01/11/19 ITS California 2018 Scholarship for Studies in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) City and Regional Planning, Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering $2,500 scholarship. See PDF for application requirements, including up to 500 word essay. 02/18/19
01/04/19 $1,000 Scholarship Program by Tools Freak (2018-2019) General $1,000 scholarship. Write 500-1,000 word article on topic listed on website. See website for additional requirements. 02/20/19
01/04/19 $1,300 Writing Scholarship from AutoExpertGuides General First place - $1,300, 2nd place - $1,000, 3rd place - $800 or products listed on website. Submit 1,000-1,100 word essay on one of topics listed on website. 02/20/19
01/04/19 The Reedsy National Creative Writing Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Application must include the first chapter (1,500-7,500 word) of an original novel you are currently writing, or have written but not yet published. See website for more details. 02/21/19
01/11/19 California-Nevada Chapter Soil & Water Conservation Society Students enrolled in curriculum related to soil and water resources $1,000 scholarship. See PDF for application and additional requirements 02/28/19
01/04/19 Chart Westcott Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500 word essay on topic listed on website. See website for details. 02/28/19
01/04/19 $5,000 Student Scholarship for 2019 General $5,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000+ word essay on topic listed on website. See website for more details. 02/28/19
01/04/19 Polito & Associates, LLC $2,500 Scholarship Contest General $2,500 scholarship. Submit essay on topic listed on website. See website for more details. 02/28/19
01/04/19 LadyLife Scholarship Program General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 2,000-3,000 word essay on any topic of women's beauty. See website for details. 02/28/19
01/04/19 Courses.com.au Scholarship Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Business, Education (see list for additional fields) $2,500 scholarship. Submit email to donor and in 300 word or less address the topic listed on website. 02/28/19
01/04/19 Brauns Law, PC $1,000 Scholarship Contest General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 600 word essay answering question listed on website. See website for more details. 02/28/19
01/04/19 Top10MedAltertSystem.com "Senior Care" Scholarship General $500 scholarship. Submit essay on one of topics listed on website. See website for more details. 02/28/19
01/04/19 Moarmouz Scholarship General $1,500 scholarship. Submit 600 word essay on topic listed on website. See website for more details. 02/28/19
01/04/19 OutdoorStack's Annual Financial Aid Program General $1,500 award. Submit your details through online form. 02/28/19
01/04/19 Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) Engineering Scholarship Engineering $5,000 scholarship. Submit two page essay discussing why you chose Engineering as a major and what your plans are for post-graduation. 03/01/19
01/04/19 Hummingbird Loans Winter Scholarship Business, Finance $1,000 scholarship. Submit up to 1,000 word essay on topic of Personal Finance. See website for more requirements. 03/01/19
01/04/19 Photographer.org Academic Scholarships General Three $1,000 scholarships. Submit 300+ word essay describing your interest in photography. See website for more details. 03/01/19
01/04/19 The Annual Pusch and Nguyen College Student Scholarship General $2,500 scholarship. Submit 1,000+ word essay on topic listed on website. See website for more details. 03/01/19
01/04/19 CustomerServ Scholarship General $5,000 scholarship. Submit 500 word essay and 60 second video on topic listed on website. 03/01/19
01/04/19 200cashnow.com Finance Scholarship for Academic Year 2018/2019 General $500 scholarship. Submit 700+ word essay on topic listed on website. See website for additional requirements. 03/01/19
01/04/19 lescompara Annual Scholarship Program General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000+ word essay on topic listed on website. See website for more information. 03/01/19
01/04/19 Greater Than Gatsby $10,000 Annual Scholarship Communication, English, Fine Arts, Journalism, Multimedia, Photography $10,000 scholarship. See website for application requirements, including essay and photo submissions. 03/01/19
01/04/19 Antibodies.com Scholarship Program Majoring in a Life Science field $1,000 scholarship. Complete online application. 03/01/19
01/04/19 Dinarys Scholarship Program for College Students   $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000-1,500 word essay on one of topics listed on website. See website for more details. 03/01/19
01/04/19 iHeartRaves Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship for student who demonstrates passion for fashion and music. Submit 500-1,000 essay on topic listed on website. 03/01/19
01/04/19 DevTeam.Space STEM Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500+ word essay on topic listed on website. 03/01/19
01/04/19 Rainydayfitness Scholarship General $1,500 scholarship. Submit 1,000 word or less essay on topic listed on website. See website for details. 03/01/19
01/11/19 A-1 Auto Transport Annual Scholarship General Three scholarships: $1,000, $500, and $250. Submit 1,000+ word essay/article about a topic related to website. See website for details. 03/10/19
01/11/19 11must.com Digital Media Scholarship General $1,200 scholarship. Submit essay on topic listed on website. See website for details. 03/10/19
01/11/19 Nifty Benefits Nutrition Scholarship Major related to Nutrition or Dietitian $1,000 scholarship. See website for application instructions, including essays. 03/15/19
01/11/19 Sprak Design Scholarship program for Real Estate Excellence for USA-Canada Areas of study in real estate industry (see website for suggested areas) $1,000 scholarship. Submit essay on topic listed on website. See website for further requirements. 03/15/19
01/11/19 WOWGrade.com Scholarship General $450 scholarship. Submit approximately 2,000 word essay on topic "Alternative Education Models for the 21st Century."  03/15/19
01/11/19 The Ibogaine Treatment Merit Scholarships Program 2019 Must be pursuing coursework in  Healthcare or Engineering fields $2,500 scholarship. Submit 300-400 word essay explaining why you qualify for the scholarship. See website for more details. 03/15/19
01/11/19 IFEC Scholarships Students preparing for a career in writing or public relations within the foodservice or food and beverage industry (see application for suggested majors) The number and amounts of awards may vary. See application for application requirements, including application, transcript, letters of recommendation, essay questions. 03/15/19
01/11/19 Scholarship Opportunity from AutohausAZ General 1st place - $1,000, 2nd place - $500, 3rd place - $250. Submit 750-1,000 word essay. See website for further information. 03/15/19
01/11/19 The Annual Stewart J. Guss College Student Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. See website for application information.  03/15/19
01/11/19 Randall Blair Isenberg Alcohol Addiction Awareness Scholarship Students who possess a history of raising alcohol addiction awareness $500 scholarship. Submit 500 word essay responding to one of questions listed on website. See website for further details. 03/15/19
01/11/19 The BrightStar Systems Future Technologies Scholarship Technology, General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000-1,500 word essay answering questions listed on website. See website for more details. 03/15/19
01/11/19 KnowAllThe Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 700 word essay on "Successful Life." See website for further requirements. 03/15/19
01/11/19 FitSewing Scholarship General $1,500 scholarship. Submit 1,000 word or less essay on how being involved in social work can help you improve the quality of your life and character. See website for more details. 03/15/19
01/11/19 Frugal Family Fund Scholarship General $4,100 scholarship. Submit 750+ word essay on topic "How to Keep the Warmth in Relationships." See website for further details. 03/15/19
01/11/19 BTT Scholarship Program General $5,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000-1,200 word essay on "Importance of Staying Positive in Life." See website for further requirements. 03/15/19
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
06/29/18 The Blanch Law Firm Scholarship Award General $5,000 scholarship. Complete, sign and submit entry form at link on website. Applicants will be assigned a topic. Essay should be 2,500+ words. Ongoing 
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
12/07/18 FlatPyramid 3D Scholarship Offer Computer Graphics or related field $1,000 scholarship. Publish any number of your 3D models on FlatPyramid website and post a link on social media. See website for more details. Quarterly
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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