External Scholarships

Scholarships are available from organizations and companies outside of Cal Poly. Application details are available by clicking on individuals scholarship links below. For a full list of outside scholarships, click here.

Type Student Sponsor Amount Deadline to Apply Date Posted More Information

Internal Scholarships

Numerous scholarships are available through Cal Poly, the College of Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Criteria include financial need, scholastic achievement, participation in school activities, community service, honors, organizational affiliations, and educational objectives.

FAFSA - All students (that would like to be considered for a need-based scholarship) must complete FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered for CENG and ME scholarships. For priority consideration for financial aid programs and Cal Poly scholarships, complete the FAFSA by March 2. For more information, click here.

Cal Poly Scholarship Application - To be considered for any of the Cal Poly University, College of Engineering, or Department of Mechanical Engineering awards, you must complete the university application.  You only need to complete the one application to apply for all available internal scholarships. We recommend applying by June 1st to ensure full consideration. 

** Note:  Incoming freshmen scholarships are awarded through the admissions process and are not eligible for the Internal Scholarships listed here.

Student Sponsor Area Amount Min. GPA Other


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