Scholarship Opportunities

Tuition is on the rise nation-wide and scholarships give access to higher education for students of all income levels. The Cal Poly Aerospace Engineering department understands the role outside scholarships play in supporting our students.

Below is a list of scholarships offered through a variety of foundations and agencies that we hope will also be of assistance. Some of our current students have received funding through the scholarships listed.

Note: This is a list of scholarships given out by (mostly) external entities and is by no means an all-inclusive list. For more information about scholarships, please visit the Cal Poly Financial Aid department.

Engineering and Aerospace Scholarship

Cal Poly Scholarships

  • Applicants are considered for most scholarships when you apply for admission.
  • Continuing students complete a scholarship application from the My Cal Poly Portal in March for consideration for major-based scholarships.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund was created to help Hispanic students pursue their undergraduate college careers.
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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Scholarships

SHPE offers thousands of dollars in assistant to Hispanic students pursuing a STEM degree.
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Asian Pacific Community Fund

APCF offers scholarship programs annually to financially assist students in their pursuit of higher education
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National Society for Black Engineers Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships for NSBE members from both the Cal Poly Chapter and the national organization. Below, you will be directed to Cal Poly's Chapter page.
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Society of Women Engineers Scholarship

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women who are studying for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.
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Brooke Owens Fellowship

The Brooke Owens Fellowship is a paid internship and mentorship program for college undergraduate women seeking a career in aviation or space exploration.
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Women in Aerospace Foundation

The WIA Foundation provides scholarships to women who study engineering, math or science at the undergraduate level.
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Point Foundation Scholarship

Point Foundation is a scholarship fund that provides financial aid for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer college aspiring individuals in the US.
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Pat Tillman Scholars

The Pat Tillman Foundation selects remarkable service members, veterans, and military spouses as they look to begin their next chapter.
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