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
01/06/17 JS Scholar Scholarship General Minimum of $2,000 per selected applicant, per semester. Submit short video, plus a Saas or ecommerce related business idea. See website for further details.
02/10/17
01/06/17 Exchange Rate Guru $500 Scholarship General $500 scholarship. Submit 1,000+ word essay on subject: "The global factors of exchange rates in 2017". See website for additional application details.
02/10/17
01/06/17 Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Scholarships Finance Several different scholarships in varying amounts. Applicants complete application and to submit it to their academic advisor or department chair with the required supporting materials. Academic advisor/department chair is requested to prepare  letter of recommendation and send it, with application supporting materials to GFOA.
02/10/17
01/06/17 Go Kart Racing Safety Scholarship Marketing, Business, IT, Communication, General $1,200 scholarship. Submit 600-800 word essay on "The Basic Safety Features for Go Kart Racing". Should have a passion for Go Karts or Go Kart racing and marketing through content creation. See website for details.
02/14/17
01/06/17 Top Restaruants Near Me Scholarship Program Hospitality, Tourism $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500+ essay on topic listed on website. Applicants must provide proof they are currently enrolled in a post secondary culinary/hospitality program. See website for more details.
02/15/17
01/06/17 The Levin Firm Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500+ word essay on topic "What safety features can be added to cars to cut down on injuries when a car crash occurs?". Share on social media. See website for additional details.
02/15/17
01/06/17 Phone Holder World Scholarship Program Marketing, General $700 scholarship. Research and create a piece of content between 500-1,000 words on subject "Phone Holder - A Good Friend of Mine." See website for further details.
02/15/17
01/06/17 WallStreetMojo $750 College Scholarship General $750 scholarship. Submit essays addressing the two questions listed on website. See website for additional details.
02/15/17
01/06/17 Boom Essays Writing Contest General 1st prize - $2,000, 2nd prize - $1,500, 3rd prize $1,000. See website for initial instructions and submit 800-1,00 word essay on one of topics listed on website.
02/20/17
01/06/17 Manualbirds Video Scholarship Program General $500 scholarship. Creat a 3-5 minute YouTube video relevant to the theme "How I Fixed a Machine or Product." See website for details.
02/27/17
1/27/2017 Carolina Pest Management $1,000 Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000-1,500 word essay answering questions on website regarding threats to the environment. See website for additional details.
02/28/17
2/10/17 Reborn Cabinets Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000-1,500 word essay entitled "Reborn Cabinets Scholarship". See website for details. 02/28/17
01/06/17 The moveBuddha Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500-1,000 word story describing what it was like when you moved to college. See website for additional requirements.
02/28/17
01/06/17 Adore Me Scholarship Women pursuing a degree in Business $1,000 scholarship to woemn who are pursuing a degree in Business. Complete scholarship form and including essay. See website for additional details.
02/28/17
01/06/17 ReviewVote Internet Marketing Scholarship General $500 scholarship. Submit 800-1,000 word essay on "Why Content Marketing is the Future of Marketing". See webiste for additional details.
02/28/17
01/06/17 HouseholdQuotes Scholarship General $1,250 scholarship. Submit 750-1,500 word essay on on of topics listed on website regarding an aco-friendly home. See website for additional application details.
02/28/17
01/06/17 Motivis Learning Aspiring Educator Scholarship Liberal Studies, Credential Program $10,000 scholarship. Submit 500-800 word essay on how you plan to change the world through education. How will you promote student success in the classroom and beyond? See website for additional details.
02/28/17
01/06/17 $1,000 Scholarship Contest - The Skylight Effect General, Architecture, Photography, Art, Graphyic Design, General $1,000 scholarship. Capture the before and after effects of a skylight installation in a building. See website for more information.
02/28/17
01/06/17 Parentinn Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit a unique and creative 600-1,000 word essay addressing the cause of stopping cyberbullying. See website for additional details.
02/28/17
01/06/17 NAWIC Founder's Scholarship Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Construction Management, Construction Related Major Awards ranging from $500 to $2,500. Must be currently enrolled in construction-related degree program and have at least one term remaining. See website for application requirements.
02/28/17
01/06/17 One Tri $500 Student Triathlete Scholarship General $500 scholarship. Applying students need to send proof that they've particpated in a triathlon, marathon, or half-marathon. See website for additional information to include.
02/29/17
02/10/17 Project Yellow Light Scholarship General Competition designed to bring about change in driving habits. See website for several different competitions and award amounts. Billboard and radio competition entries due March 1; video entries due April 1. 03/01/17
1/17/17 Citywide Law Scholarship Pre-Law $1,500 scholarship. Submit 500-1,000 essay on a topic of your choice. See website for possible topics and additional details.
03/1/17
1/27/17 Cores & Associates, LLC National Scholarship Enrolled in MBA program $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500-1,500 essay describing your specific career aspirations and your reason for pursing an MBA. See website for additional requirements.
03/1/17
1/27/17 SEMA Scholarships Business, Engineering, Communications, General Awards range from $2,000-$3,000, with $5,000 going to the top student.  Application includes two short essays, transcripts. See website for complete requirements.
03/1/17
1/27/17 Planet of Baseball: Scholarship Campaign General $500 scholarship. Submit 500-700 word essay on question: "What do you love about baseball in high school?" See website for additional details.
03/1/17
01/13/17 Zinda Law Group Scholarship Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Liberal Arts $1,000 scholarship. Should be interested in pursuing degree related to Political Science or Government Service and want to help consumers, families, the public or underserved community. Submit online application including 500-1,000 word essay.
03/01/17
01/13/17 VIP Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS) Program Computer Science, Information Techology, Management Information Systems, Computer Engineering. Multiple awards up to $2,500 per recipient. Complete application included in pdf, including answers to essay questions, transcripts. See pdf for complete application details.
03/01/17
01/13/17 CGTrader Essay Contest General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500-1,000 essay on topic: "The future of virtual reality: on the footseps of changing the world or on the brink of failure?". See website for additional details.
03/01/17
01/13/17 Trusted Skin Source Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Research and submit 1,000-1,500 word essay on topic: "The importance of healthy skin care on daily life". See website for details.
03/01/17
01/06/17 Autolist Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship General $1,500 scholarship. Submit online application including two 250 word essays on topics listed on website.
03/01/17
01/13/17 Exabean Cyber Security Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 600-1,000 word essay on topic listed on website regarding cyber security. See website for details
03/01/17
01/06/17 24 Hourly Dentist's Spreading Smiles Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit online application and original, user generated video that inspires people and gets them to smile. See website for video details.
03/01/17
01/06/17 Alliance Dentistry Scholarship General $1,500 scholarship. Complete online application, two letters of recommendation and transcript required, submit 250 word or less essay on your professional aspirations.
03/01/17
01/06/17 Australian Essay Writing Contest General 1st prize - $3,000, 2nd prize - $2500, 3rd prize $1,500. Submit 600-800 word essay on one of topics listed on website. See additional entry details on website.
03/01/17
01/06/17 The Fabriele Disability Awareness Schollarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500 word statement in response to prompt on website regarding Americans with Disabilities Act. See website for details.
03/01/17
01/06/17 The Annual Stewart J. Guss College Student Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1-2 minute video on the topic: How can we reduce traffic fatalities in the USA? Upload video as per website.
03/01/17
01/06/17 SchoolTutoring Academy College Scholarship General $500 scholarship. Submit 750-1,000 word essay about you - your goals and aspiration in choosing your school and going to college, along with your future plans. Also, include whether you have ever received tutoring or have been a tutor. See website for details.
03/01/17
1/27/17 New Casinos Online Web and Game Development Scholarship Computer Science, IT, Programming, Web Design, General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500+ word essay on topic "Where is the future of gamaing going and how do you plan to be a part of it?" See website for additional details.
3/10/17
1/27/17 IFEC Foodservice Communication Scholarships Food Science and Nutrition, Communications Four to six awards in amounts of $1,500-$4,000. Combination of work experience and education should indicate you are preparing for career in writing or public relations within foodservice/food and beverage industry. See website for eligibility details. Application includes, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and essay questions.
3/15/17
1/27/17 DotComSEO Scholarship General $1,500 scholarship. Submit 800-1,000 word essay about the importance of a higher education, and how this scholarship will help and enable the applicant. See website for additional details required.
3/15/17
01/13/17 My Soccer HQ Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 800-1,500 word essay about anything related to soccer or sport in general. See website for additional application details.
03/15/17
01/13/17 The Rybak Firm Scholarship Essay Contest General $1,000 scholarship. Submit answer to question listed on website as per website instructions.
03/15/17
01/13/17 The 'Customer Service Scholarship' Contest General Two $5,000 scholarships paid out over the course of four years. Submit 1,250-1,500 word essay on one of topics listed on website. See website for essay and application details.
03/15/17
02/10/17 2017 Ignite Scholarship Accounting Up to 14 $2,500 scholarships to student interested pursuing a degree and career in accounting. Complete online application and additional requested documents. An interview will be required. 03/17/17
01/27/17 GanvWale Scholarship General $500 scholarship. Submit 500+word essay on my an education is important. See website for further essay details and application instructions. 03/18/17
02/10/17 Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada Architectural Scholarship for the Study of Concrete Masonry Returning Architecture student $500 scholarship. Complete application and submit faculty recommendation and answer to multipart question on application. 3/20/17
02/10/17 Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada Engineering Scholarship for the Study of Concrete Masonry Returning Engineering student $500 scholarship. Complete application and submit faculty recommendation and answer to multipart question on application. 3/20/17
02/10/17 Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada Ben Fry Memorial Scholarship Students who have successfully complete a Coop with one of CMACN's Producer Member companies (found on CMACN website) $2,000 scholarship. Complete application and submit faculty recommendation and answer to multipart question on application. 3/20/17
2/10/17 Love You Tomorrow's $500 Scholarship for All Students General $500 scholarship. Submit 500+ word article on one of the topics listed on website. See website for more details. 03/20/17
2/3/17 California Women for Agriculture - Women Pursuing Degrees in Agriculture Scholarship Female resident or graudate from Monterey, San Benito or Santa Cruz County majoring in Ag or related area Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000. Submit application for and additional documents as per pdf.
03/20/17
2/3/17 California Women for Agriculture - Farm Worker Scholarship Female resident or graduate from Monterey, San Benito or Santa Cruz County and employed as a farm laborer (see pdf for other eligibility) Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000. Submit application for and additional documents as per pdf.
03/20/17
1/27/17 Stellarsmart's $1,500 Scholarship General $1,500 scholarship. Submit up to 1,500 word essay on topic listed on website. See website for additional requirments and application details.
03/20/17
1/27/17 HVAC Denver's $3,000 'The Perfect Home' Writing Scholarship General $3,000 scholarship. Create content on the Importance of HVAC Systems in a Modern Home. See website for additional submission details.
03/27/17
1/27/17 Rebel Magic Arts Scholarship Creative Arts $1,000 scholarship. Send an email of interest to apply.
03/30/17
2/10/17 Better Together STEM Scholarship Primary residence is a PG&E customer in California at time of application $5,000 renewable scholarship. See website for application process. 03/31/17
2/10/17 San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau women Scholarship See description for qualifications Must be member or child, dependent, or grandchild of member of SLO Farm Bureau or Farm Bureau Women, or four year member of SLO Co. 4-H and/or FFA, or graduate of SLO Co. high school and enrolled in Ag related major for 2 years or longer. See application for full details. 03/31/17
2/3/17 The Pearl Source General Scholarship General $1,500 scholarship. Submit 500+ essay on topic: "Pearls are classified as an old fashion jewelry item. How would you market or brand pearls to make them trendy again?" See website for details.
03/31/17
2/3/17 Mental health Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Complete online application and submit 800-1,000 word essay about who you are and why you believe you deserve to receive this scholarship.
03/31/17
2/3/17 Costcalculator Scholarship Program General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500-1,000 word article on topic: Importance of Entrepreneurship in Economic Development. See website for details.
2/3/17 3K Go for the Gold Scholarship   $3,000 scholarship. Must be in high school senior and enrolled/accepted into Engineering program. Complete online application, submit 500-1,000 words discussing one of topics listed on website. See website for additional requirements.
03/31/17
2/3/17 Hiking Ambition Wellness Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Passion for a healthy lifestype or hiking is a must. Submit 500-1,000 words promoting a practical approach to a healthy lifestyle during school years and how these habits can be maintained.
03/31/17
2/3/17 SuretyBonds Small Business Scholarship General Three $1,500 scholarships. Must have small business experience. Submit 500-1,000 words about how small business ownership has shaped you into the person you are today. See website for other required information.
03/31/17
2/3/17 Health & Technology 2.0 Scholarship General $1,200 scholarship. Submit 500-850 word essay on one of the subjects listed on website. See website for additional application information.
03/31/17
2/3/17 David Benowitz Recognizing Public Servants Scholarship General David Benowitz Recognizing Public Servants Scholarship
03/31/17
1/27/17 Trekking Pole Reviews Scholarship General Four $1,250 scholarships (2 per semester). Submit 500-1,000 essay answering question: How do you see technology impacting the world around us in the future and where do you see yourself in this future? See website for additional details.
03/31/17
1/27/17 Aquant Annual Scholarship Program Architecture $500 scholarship. See website for application details, which include options for designing bathrooms or bathroom components.
03/31/17
1/27/17 Swegways HQ Digital marketing Scholarship Program General $1,000 scholarship. Research an article related to modern technology and submit 1,000+ word essay on the following topic "How will technology evolve in the future?" See website for additional application details.
03/31/17
1/27/17 Montem Health and Wellness Scholarship General $1,500 scholarship. Create a piece of content between 500-1,000 words promoting a practical approach to healthy lifestyle during high school, college or university years and how these habits can be sustained over a lifetime. See website for additional details.
03/31/17
1/27/17 Dolman Law Group College Scholarship Video Essay Contest General $1,100 scholarship. Submit video essay discussing the issue listed on the donor's website.
03/31/17
1/27/17 SmileTutor Quarterly College Student Scholarship General $2,000 scholarship. Submit 750-1,000 word essay about your goals, aspirations, and motivations as a college student or a soon-to-be college student. See website for additional information.
03/31/17
1/27/17 Sleepopolis $1,000 Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Create and submit short video (not longer than 5 minutes) that answers the questions listed on the website. See website for additional details.
03/31/17
1/27/17 Facing Acne $2,000 Scholarship General $2,000 scholarship. Create a short video answering questions on website and upload on YouTube. See website for additional information.
03/31/17
1/27/17 Calcot-Seitz Scholarship Must be from cotton growing area of CA, AZ, NM or TX, studying for a degree in agriculturally-related field (Veterinarian Science not eligible) Varying scholarship amounts from $1,000 to $3,000. Complete online application. Transcripts and letters of recommendation are required. See website for complete details.
03/31/17
1/27/17 Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS Science Scholarship Science $1,200 scholarship to help students majoring in a science field. See website for application requirements, including 1-2 page essay on why you deserve the scholarship. One minute video clip introducing yourself is optional, but recommended.
03/31/17
1/27/17 Izenda Embedded BI & Analytics Scholarship Business $1,000 scholarship open to undergraduate or graudate student interested in pursuing a career uses analytics. Submissions should tell a story leveraging a data source. See website for complete details.
03/31/17
2/10/17 Project Yellow Light Scholarship General Competition designed to bring about change in driving habits. See website for several different competitions and award amounts. Billboard and radio competition entries due March 1; Video due April 1. 04/01/17
2/3/17 Bluehost Inaugural Internet in Education Scholarship General Three $1,500 scholarships. Submit one-page essay on subject listed on website regarding effect internet has on education. See website for details.
04/1/17
2/3/17 Good College Scholarship - Study Hard Challenge General $2,000 scholarship. Submit 150-250 word essay telling about your study motivation. See website for details.
04/1/17
2/3/17 College Success Scholarship by Study.com General $1,000 scholarship. Submit online application, including short essays.
04/1/17
2/3/17 Western Reserve Herb Society Second year or above, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture $9,500 scholarship for applicants whose horticulture career goals involve teaching/research, sustainable agriculture or work in the public or nonprofit sector. Complete online application, including two essays. See website for details.
04/1/17
2/3/17 Dos Valles Garden Club Ag Scholarships Agriculture Education, Animal Science, Biotechnology, Botany, Conservation, Entomology, Forestry, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning $1,000 scholarship. Complete application and submit required documents. Applicant must be resident of Valley Center, Pauma Valley, or Rinco and/or have attended school within Valley Center-Pauma USD.
04/1/17
2/3/17 The Rxight Scholarship Program: Supporting Excellence in Pharmacy Studies Health Science; must be pursuing or planning to pursue undergraduate or graduate degree in Pharmacy $1,000 scholarship. 3.5 GPA required. Submit online application.
04/1/17
2/3/17 InvestmentZen $1,000 financial Future Scholarship General

 

$1,000 scholarship. Submit 500-1,500 essay answering one of the questions listed on website regarding financial literacy. See website for further details.

04/1/17
2/3/17 HomeLight Scholarship Architecture, Construction Management, City and Regional Planning, Business, Social Work, Pyschology, Economics, Sociology $1,000 scholarship. Submit short piece of writing that includes subjects listed on website. See website for additional application and qualification details.
04/1/17
02/10/17 Brian Zeiger Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500 word essay on topic listed on website. See website for further details. 04/10/17
02/10/17 Cogniizant Transformation Young Entrepreneur Scholarship Program General $1,000 scholarship. Write 1,000 word essay, or create 5-7 minute video, on any aspect of entrepreneurship. See website for additional details. 04/15/17
02/10/17 Law Offices of Anthony J. Vecchio LLC Creative Scholarship Program General First prize - $1,000 scholarship, 2nd prize - $500 scholarship. Complete online application, submit a 600 word or 2 minute video creative project addressing topic on website. See website for additional information. 04/15/17
02/10/17 CJ Pony Parts Scholarship Video Contest General Two $500 scholarships. Create short video, under 3 minutes long, on one of topics listed on website. See website for submittal instructions. 04/15/17
02/10/17 LFP Online Writing Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000-1,500 word essay on one of topics listed on website. See website for details. 04/15/17
02/10/17 BHW Scholarship Women pursuing a degree in STEM areas $3,000 scholarship. Complete online application and submit 500-800 word essay on one of the topics listed on website. See website for details. 04/15/17
02/10/17 Picture Keeper Scholarship General First place - $1,500, 2nd place - $1,000, 3rd place - Picture Keeper Connect. Submit 200-300 word essay on topic listed on website. See website for details. 04/15/17
02/10/17 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
08/12/16 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
11/13/15 P.E.O. STAR Scholarship Female Students Non-renewable $2,500 scholarship for graduating high school senior women. See website for eligibility and chapter recommendation and application process.
Ongoing
04/06/16 $2,500 Discover Student Loans 2016 Scholarship Award General $2,500 scholarships. Apply by signing up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college. Earn up to three additional entries by sharing on Facebook, Twitter and/or email and your friend enters via the link in your share. Open through February 28, 2017; winners randomly drawn on 6/8/16, 9/6/16, 12/6/16 and 3/7/17.
Quarterly
11/18/16 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
07/21/16 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
01/08/16 Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest General Monthly chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. Submit 200-900 essay on monthly topic.
Monthly
3/6/2015 Orange County Community Foundationp Residents of Orange County, CA Scholarships available for students who are residents of Orange County. Varied application deadlines and requirements.
Varied
11/4/2015 Toptal Scholarships for Female Developers 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
10/2/2015 Sleeping Angels Co. Scholarship Program General $500 scholarship. Submit essay describing the evolution of the nanny in the 21st century, letter of recommendation and your photo. See website for more information. Submissions due on the 30th of each month.
Monthly
6/26/2015 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
4/24/2014 "No Essay" Scholarship General Sign up to receive a $2,000 scholarship. Winners randomly chosen by drawing each month.
Monthly
1/9/2015 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
5/29/2015 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
3/17/2016 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
02/26/16 PromisePay Scholarship for Marketers and Future Business Leaders General $1,000AUD scholarship. Must be studying at an accredited international university or college. To apply, email scholarships@promispay.com with whatever you think will put you in the best position to win the scholarship. There are no limits. Write a song, a poem, whatever you think will showcase creativity, innovation, invention and ingenuity.
Open
09/04/15 Mile High Roofing and Gutters LLC 2015-2016 Scholarship of Excellence Details General $1,500 scholarship. Applicants have two options to apply. See website for details. 
Open (to be awarded  10/31/16)
5/30/2014 Bay Area SMACNA Scholarship Trust Fund General Awards of $5,250 available to students. Award winners must agree to be employed by a member firm during the summer months following the scholarship. Scholarships are considered throughout the year, as applications come in.
Open
5/8/2015 Groundwater Resources Association (GRA) Central Coast Branch Scholarship Natural Resources, Agriculture Scholarship funds available up to $2,500 for college or graduate students performing research on groundwater resources in the Central Coast region. Submit written proposal on new or ongoing research via email. Funds also available to pay student registration and lodging at GRAC converences. See link for further application details.
Open
4/24/2014 Solano Association of Realtors Foundation Scholarship General Applicants must reside within the boundaries and jurisdiction of the Solano Association of Realtors®, (Southern Solano County including Benicia, Vallejo, Green Valley and Cordelia) and intend to specialize in Real Estate or a business related field. Scholarships are considered throughout the year, as applications come in.
Open
4/24/2014 AIR-Jules B. Altemus Scholarship Fund Business, Architecture Supports outstanding students specializing in commerical real estate. Corrected mailing address: 500 N. Brand Blvd., Ste. 900, Glendale, CA 91203. See website for additional details
Open

e 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
1/27/2017 Elks National Foundation Scholarship Programs Legacy Awards Children and Grandchildren of Elks members. $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks members. Apply online. See website for additional requirements.
02/3/17
1/27/2017 The Next Great Travel Writer 2017 General $1,500 and session with a Penguin editor, plus additional bonus $5000 prize for best entry by a university or college student, if not grand prize winner. Submit up to 1,000 word travel short story telling about a travel experience unlike any other. See website for additional scholarship and entry details.
02/5/17
1/27/2017 We The Students Essay Contest General National Grand Prize - $5,000, 6 Runners Up - $1,250 each, 8 Honorable Mentions - $500 each. Sign in and follow website instructions.
02/5/17
01/06/17 JS Scholar Scholarship General Minimum of $2,000 per selected applicant, per semester. Submit short video, plus a Saas or ecommerce related business idea. See website for further details.
02/10/17
01/06/17 Exchange Rate Guru $500 Scholarship General $500 scholarship. Submit 1,000+ word essay on subject: "The global factors of exchange rates in 2017". See website for additional application details.
02/10/17
01/06/17 Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Scholarships Finance Several different scholarships in varying amounts. Applicants complete application and to submit it to their academic advisor or department chair with the required supporting materials. Academic advisor/department chair is requested to prepare  letter of recommendation and send it, with application supporting materials to GFOA.
02/10/17
01/06/17 Go Kart Racing Safety Scholarship Marketing, Business, IT, Communication, General $1,200 scholarship. Submit 600-800 word essay on "The Basic Safety Features for Go Kart Racing". Should have a passion for Go Karts or Go Kart racing and marketing through content creation. See website for details.
02/14/17
01/06/17 Top Restaruants Near Me Scholarship Program Hospitality, Tourism $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500+ essay on topic listed on website. Applicants must provide proof they are currently enrolled in a post secondary culinary/hospitality program. See website for more details.
02/15/17
01/06/17 The Levin Firm Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500+ word essay on topic "What safety features can be added to cars to cut down on injuries when a car crash occurs?". Share on social media. See website for additional details.
02/15/17
01/06/17 Phone Holder World Scholarship Program Marketing, General $700 scholarship. Research and create a piece of content between 500-1,000 words on subject "Phone Holder - A Good Friend of Mine." See website for further details.
02/15/17
01/06/17 WallStreetMojo $750 College Scholarship General $750 scholarship. Submit essays addressing the two questions listed on website. See website for additional details.
02/15/17
01/06/17 Boom Essays Writing Contest General 1st prize - $2,000, 2nd prize - $1,500, 3rd prize $1,000. See website for initial instructions and submit 800-1,00 word essay on one of topics listed on website.
02/20/17
01/06/17 Manualbirds Video Scholarship Program General $500 scholarship. Creat a 3-5 minute YouTube video relevant to the theme "How I Fixed a Machine or Product." See website for details.
02/27/17
1/27/2017 Carolina Pest Management $1,000 Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1,000-1,500 word essay answering questions on website regarding threats to the environment. See website for additional details.
02/28/17
01/06/17 The moveBuddha Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500-1,000 word story describing what it was like when you moved to college. See website for additional requirements.
02/28/17
01/06/17 Adore Me Scholarship Women pursuing a degree in Business $1,000 scholarship to woemn who are pursuing a degree in Business. Complete scholarship form and including essay. See website for additional details.
02/28/17
01/06/17 ReviewVote Internet Marketing Scholarship General $500 scholarship. Submit 800-1,000 word essay on "Why Content Marketing is the Future of Marketing". See webiste for additional details.
02/28/17
01/06/17 HouseholdQuotes Scholarship General $1,250 scholarship. Submit 750-1,500 word essay on on of topics listed on website regarding an aco-friendly home. See website for additional application details.
02/28/17
01/06/17 Motivis Learning Aspiring Educator Scholarship Liberal Studies, Credential Program $10,000 scholarship. Submit 500-800 word essay on how you plan to change the world through education. How will you promote student success in the classroom and beyond? See website for additional details.
02/28/17
01/06/17 $1,000 Scholarship Contest - The Skylight Effect General, Architecture, Photography, Art, Graphyic Design, General $1,000 scholarship. Capture the before and after effects of a skylight installation in a building. See website for more information.
02/28/17
01/06/17 Parentinn Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit a unique and creative 600-1,000 word essay addressing the cause of stopping cyberbullying. See website for additional details.
02/28/17
01/06/17 NAWIC Founder's Scholarship Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Construction Management, Construction Related Major Awards ranging from $500 to $2,500. Must be currently enrolled in construction-related degree program and have at least one term remaining. See website for application requirements.
02/28/17
01/06/17 One Tri $500 Student Triathlete Scholarship General $500 scholarship. Applying students need to send proof that they've particpated in a triathlon, marathon, or half-marathon. See website for additional information to include.
02/29/17
1/17/17 Citywide Law Scholarship Pre-Law $1,500 scholarship. Submit 500-1,000 essay on a topic of your choice. See website for possible topics and additional details.
03/1/17
1/27/17 Cores & Associates, LLC National Scholarship Enrolled in MBA program $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500-1,500 essay describing your specific career aspirations and your reason for pursing an MBA. See website for additional requirements.
03/1/17
1/27/17 SEMA Scholarships Business, Engineering, Communications, General Awards range from $2,000-$3,000, with $5,000 going to the top student.  Application includes two short essays, transcripts. See website for complete requirements.
03/1/17
1/27/17 Planet of Baseball: Scholarship Campaign General $500 scholarship. Submit 500-700 word essay on question: "What do you love about baseball in high school?" See website for additional details.
03/1/17
01/13/17 Zinda Law Group Scholarship Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Liberal Arts $1,000 scholarship. Should be interested in pursuing degree related to Political Science or Government Service and want to help consumers, families, the public or underserved community. Submit online application including 500-1,000 word essay.
03/01/17
01/13/17 VIP Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS) Program Computer Science, Information Techology, Management Information Systems, Computer Engineering. Multiple awards up to $2,500 per recipient. Complete application included in pdf, including answers to essay questions, transcripts. See pdf for complete application details.
03/01/17
01/13/17 CGTrader Essay Contest General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500-1,000 essay on topic: "The future of virtual reality: on the footseps of changing the world or on the brink of failure?". See website for additional details.
03/01/17
01/13/17 Trusted Skin Source Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Research and submit 1,000-1,500 word essay on topic: "The importance of healthy skin care on daily life". See website for details.
03/01/17
01/06/17 Autolist Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship General $1,500 scholarship. Submit online application including two 250 word essays on topics listed on website.
03/01/17
01/13/17 Exabean Cyber Security Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 600-1,000 word essay on topic listed on website regarding cyber security. See website for details
03/01/17
01/06/17 24 Hourly Dentist's Spreading Smiles Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit online application and original, user generated video that inspires people and gets them to smile. See website for video details.
03/01/17
01/06/17 Alliance Dentistry Scholarship General $1,500 scholarship. Complete online application, two letters of recommendation and transcript required, submit 250 word or less essay on your professional aspirations.
03/01/17
01/06/17 Australian Essay Writing Contest General 1st prize - $3,000, 2nd prize - $2500, 3rd prize $1,500. Submit 600-800 word essay on one of topics listed on website. See additional entry details on website.
03/01/17
01/06/17 The Fabriele Disability Awareness Schollarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500 word statement in response to prompt on website regarding Americans with Disabilities Act. See website for details.
03/01/17
01/06/17 The Annual Stewart J. Guss College Student Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 1-2 minute video on the topic: How can we reduce traffic fatalities in the USA? Upload video as per website.
03/01/17
01/06/17 SchoolTutoring Academy College Scholarship General $500 scholarship. Submit 750-1,000 word essay about you - your goals and aspiration in choosing your school and going to college, along with your future plans. Also, include whether you have ever received tutoring or have been a tutor. See website for details.
03/01/17
1/27/17 New Casinos Online Web and Game Development Scholarship Computer Science, IT, Programming, Web Design, General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500+ word essay on topic "Where is the future of gamaing going and how do you plan to be a part of it?" See website for additional details.
3/10/17
1/27/17 IFEC Foodservice Communication Scholarships Food Science and Nutrition, Communications Four to six awards in amounts of $1,500-$4,000. Combination of work experience and education should indicate you are preparing for career in writing or public relations within foodservice/food and beverage industry. See website for eligibility details. Application includes, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and essay questions.
3/15/17
1/27/17 DotComSEO Scholarship General $1,500 scholarship. Submit 800-1,000 word essay about the importance of a higher education, and how this scholarship will help and enable the applicant. See website for additional details required.
3/15/17
01/13/17 My Soccer HQ Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 800-1,500 word essay about anything related to soccer or sport in general. See website for additional application details.
03/15/17
01/13/17 The Rybak Firm Scholarship Essay Contest General $1,000 scholarship. Submit answer to question listed on website as per website instructions.
03/15/17
01/13/17 The 'Customer Service Scholarship' Contest General Two $5,000 scholarships paid out over the course of four years. Submit 1,250-1,500 word essay on one of topics listed on website. See website for essay and application details.
03/15/17
01/27/17 GanvWale Scholarship General $500 scholarship. Submit 500+word essay on my an education is important. See website for further essay details and application instructions. 03/18/17
2/3/17 California Women for Agriculture - Women Pursuing Degrees in Agriculture Scholarship Female resident or graudate from Monterey, San Benito or Santa Cruz County majoring in Ag or related area Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000. Submit application for and additional documents as per pdf.
03/20/17
2/3/17 California Women for Agriculture - Farm Worker Scholarship Female resident or graduate from Monterey, San Benito or Santa Cruz County and employed as a farm laborer (see pdf for other eligibility) Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000. Submit application for and additional documents as per pdf.
03/20/17
1/27/17 Stellarsmart's $1,500 Scholarship General $1,500 scholarship. Submit up to 1,500 word essay on topic listed on website. See website for additional requirments and application details.
03/20/17
1/27/17 HVAC Denver's $3,000 'The Perfect Home' Writing Scholarship General $3,000 scholarship. Create content on the Importance of HVAC Systems in a Modern Home. See website for additional submission details.
03/27/17
1/27/17 Rebel Magic Arts Scholarship Creative Arts $1,000 scholarship. Send an email of interest to apply.
03/30/17
2/3/17 The Pearl Source General Scholarship General $1,500 scholarship. Submit 500+ essay on topic: "Pearls are classified as an old fashion jewelry item. How would you market or brand pearls to make them trendy again?" See website for details.
03/31/17
2/3/17 Mental health Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Complete online application and submit 800-1,000 word essay about who you are and why you believe you deserve to receive this scholarship.
03/31/17
2/3/17 Costcalculator Scholarship Program General $1,000 scholarship. Submit 500-1,000 word article on topic: Importance of Entrepreneurship in Economic Development. See website for details.
2/3/17 3K Go for the Gold Scholarship   $3,000 scholarship. Must be in high school senior and enrolled/accepted into Engineering program. Complete online application, submit 500-1,000 words discussing one of topics listed on website. See website for additional requirements.
03/31/17
2/3/17 Hiking Ambition Wellness Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Passion for a healthy lifestype or hiking is a must. Submit 500-1,000 words promoting a practical approach to a healthy lifestyle during school years and how these habits can be maintained.
03/31/17
2/3/17 SuretyBonds Small Business Scholarship General Three $1,500 scholarships. Must have small business experience. Submit 500-1,000 words about how small business ownership has shaped you into the person you are today. See website for other required information.
03/31/17
2/3/17 Health & Technology 2.0 Scholarship General $1,200 scholarship. Submit 500-850 word essay on one of the subjects listed on website. See website for additional application information.
03/31/17
2/3/17 David Benowitz Recognizing Public Servants Scholarship General David Benowitz Recognizing Public Servants Scholarship
03/31/17
1/27/17 Trekking Pole Reviews Scholarship General Four $1,250 scholarships (2 per semester). Submit 500-1,000 essay answering question: How do you see technology impacting the world around us in the future and where do you see yourself in this future? See website for additional details.
03/31/17
1/27/17 Aquant Annual Scholarship Program Architecture $500 scholarship. See website for application details, which include options for designing bathrooms or bathroom components.
03/31/17
1/27/17 Swegways HQ Digital marketing Scholarship Program General $1,000 scholarship. Research an article related to modern technology and submit 1,000+ word essay on the following topic "How will technology evolve in the future?" See website for additional application details.
03/31/17
1/27/17 Montem Health and Wellness Scholarship General $1,500 scholarship. Create a piece of content between 500-1,000 words promoting a practical approach to healthy lifestyle during high school, college or university years and how these habits can be sustained over a lifetime. See website for additional details.
03/31/17
1/27/17 Dolman Law Group College Scholarship Video Essay Contest General $1,100 scholarship. Submit video essay discussing the issue listed on the donor's website.
1/27/17 SmileTutor Quarterly College Student Scholarship General $2,000 scholarship. Submit 750-1,000 word essay about your goals, aspirations, and motivations as a college student or a soon-to-be college student. See website for additional information.
03/31/17
1/27/17 Sleepopolis $1,000 Scholarship General $1,000 scholarship. Create and submit short video (not longer than 5 minutes) that answers the questions listed on the website. See website for additional details.
03/31/17
1/27/17 Facing Acne $2,000 Scholarship General $2,000 scholarship. Create a short video answering questions on website and upload on YouTube. See website for additional information.
03/31/17
1/27/17 Calcot-Seitz Scholarship Must be from cotton growing area of CA, AZ, NM or TX, studying for a degree in agriculturally-related field (Veterinarian Science not eligible) Varying scholarship amounts from $1,000 to $3,000. Complete online application. Transcripts and letters of recommendation are required. See website for complete details.
03/31/17
1/27/17 Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS Science Scholarship Science $1,200 scholarship to help students majoring in a science field. See website for application requirements, including 1-2 page essay on why you deserve the scholarship. One minute video clip introducing yourself is optional, but recommended.
03/31/17
1/27/17 Izenda Embedded BI & Analytics Scholarship Business $1,000 scholarship open to undergraduate or graudate student interested in pursuing a career uses analytics. Submissions should tell a story leveraging a data source. See website for complete details.
03/31/17
2/3/17 Bluehost Inaugural Internet in Education Scholarship General Three $1,500 scholarships. Submit one-page essay on subject listed on website regarding effect internet has on education. See website for details.
04/1/17
2/3/17 Good College Scholarship - Study Hard Challenge General $2,000 scholarship. Submit 150-250 word essay telling about your study motivation. See website for details.
04/1/17
2/3/17 College Success Scholarship by Study.com General $1,000 scholarship. Submit online application, including short essays.
04/1/17
2/3/17 Western Reserve Herb Society Second year or above, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture $9,500 scholarship for applicants whose horticulture career goals involve teaching/research, sustainable agriculture or work in the public or nonprofit sector. Complete online application, including two essays. See website for details.
04/1/17
2/3/17 Dos Valles Garden Club Ag Scholarships Agriculture Education, Animal Science, Biotechnology, Botany, Conservation, Entomology, Forestry, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning $1,000 scholarship. Complete application and submit required documents. Applicant must be resident of Valley Center, Pauma Valley, or Rinco and/or have attended school within Valley Center-Pauma USD.
04/1/17
2/3/17 The Rxight Scholarship Program: Supporting Excellence in Pharmacy Studies Health Science; must be pursuing or planning to pursue undergraduate or graduate degree in Pharmacy $1,000 scholarship. 3.5 GPA required. Submit online application.
04/1/17
2/3/17 InvestmentZen $1,000 financial Future Scholarship General

 

$1,000 scholarship. Submit 500-1,500 essay answering one of the questions listed on website regarding financial literacy. See website for further details.

04/1/17
2/3/17 HomeLight Scholarship Architecture, Construction Management, City and Regional Planning, Business, Social Work, Pyschology, Economics, Sociology $1,000 scholarship. Submit short piece of writing that includes subjects listed on website. See website for additional application and qualification details.
04/1/17
08/12/16 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
11/13/15 P.E.O. STAR Scholarship Female Students Non-renewable $2,500 scholarship for graduating high school senior women. See website for eligibility and chapter recommendation and application process.
Ongoing
04/06/16 $2,500 Discover Student Loans 2016 Scholarship Award General $2,500 scholarships. Apply by signing up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college. Earn up to three additional entries by sharing on Facebook, Twitter and/or email and your friend enters via the link in your share. Open through February 28, 2017; winners randomly drawn on 6/8/16, 9/6/16, 12/6/16 and 3/7/17.
Quarterly
11/18/16 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
07/21/16 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
01/08/16 Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest General Monthly chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. Submit 200-900 essay on monthly topic.
Monthly
3/6/2015 Orange County Community Foundationp Residents of Orange County, CA Scholarships available for students who are residents of Orange County. Varied application deadlines and requirements.
Varied
11/4/2015 Toptal Scholarships for Female Developers 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
10/2/2015 Sleeping Angels Co. Scholarship Program General $500 scholarship. Submit essay describing the evolution of the nanny in the 21st century, letter of recommendation and your photo. See website for more information. Submissions due on the 30th of each month.
Monthly
6/26/2015 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
4/24/2014 "No Essay" Scholarship General Sign up to receive a $2,000 scholarship. Winners randomly chosen by drawing each month.
Monthly
1/9/2015 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
5/29/2015 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
3/17/2016 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
02/26/16 PromisePay Scholarship for Marketers and Future Business Leaders General $1,000AUD scholarship. Must be studying at an accredited international university or college. To apply, email scholarships@promispay.com with whatever you think will put you in the best position to win the scholarship. There are no limits. Write a song, a poem, whatever you think will showcase creativity, innovation, invention and ingenuity.
Open
09/04/15 Mile High Roofing and Gutters LLC 2015-2016 Scholarship of Excellence Details General $1,500 scholarship. Applicants have two options to apply. See website for details. 
Open (to be awarded  10/31/16)
09/04/51 Keeva Organics Scholarship General Two $300 scholarships. Submit review of products on website (no purchase necessary). See website for details.
Open until awarded
5/30/2014 Bay Area SMACNA Scholarship Trust Fund General Awards of $5,250 available to students. Award winners must agree to be employed by a member firm during the summer months following the scholarship. Scholarships are considered throughout the year, as applications come in.
Open
8/7/2015 American Musical Theatre Academy £1,000 Scholarship General, Performing Arts Yearly program that will invest in young talents in the world of performing arts, who will innovate and create the world of the future. Submit 500 word essay on what inspires you to wish to work in the performing arts.
Open
5/8/2015 Groundwater Resources Association (GRA) Central Coast Branch Scholarship Natural Resources, Agriculture Scholarship funds available up to $2,500 for college or graduate students performing research on groundwater resources in the Central Coast region. Submit written proposal on new or ongoing research via email. Funds also available to pay student registration and lodging at GRAC converences. See link for further application details.
Open
4/24/2014 Solano Association of Realtors Foundation Scholarship General Applicants must reside within the boundaries and jurisdiction of the Solano Association of Realtors®, (Southern Solano County including Benicia, Vallejo, Green Valley and Cordelia) and intend to specialize in Real Estate or a business related field. Scholarships are considered throughout the year, as applications come in.
Open
4/24/2014 AIR-Jules B. Altemus Scholarship Fund Business, Architecture Supports outstanding students specializing in commerical real estate. Corrected mailing address: 500 N. Brand Blvd., Ste. 900, Glendale, CA 91203. See website for additional details
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