Graduate Studies

Paula Sandoval Memorial Scholarship

Dear Campus Community:

The Graduate Studies Office is pleased to announce the Paula Sandoval Memorial Graduate Scholarship. This will give students an opportunity to learn about Paula's contributions and dedication to this University, the students, and the community throughout her 25 years of service. Paula Sandoval was a 17-year cancer survivor and passed away on September 11, 2001.

Applicants who are enrolled in a Master’s, Ed.D., or credential program must have completed at least one quarter or semester in a graduate program and earned a 3.0 or greater CPP and overall GPA and will be in residence at Cal Poly Pomona for the 2020-2021 academic year following receipt of the award (must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 units per semester). An applicant will also include a letter of recommendation from someone, such as teacher, clergy, physician, advisor, who can substantiate the obstacle(s) the student has overcome.  Three $800.00 scholarships are available for currently enrolled CPP graduates or CPP senior students admitted to a Master's program or Credential program at Cal Poly Pomona. A senior student must have earned a 3.0 or greater CPP and overall GPA and must be admitted unconditionally to one of our Master's or credential programs for Fall 2020.

Our purpose is to encourage and recognize graduate students who have overcome serious obstacles or struggles in their lives to get to and/or through college, such as:

  • The individual has a physical and/or learning disability.
  • Financial hardship
  • Re-entry student who has completed raising a family or is in the process of raising a family and is coming back to school after an extended absence and has primary responsibility for minor children
  • A continuation student who has primary responsibility for minor children.

Applications must be received by May 31, 2020.  Awards will be announced in the Summer Semester.

More information about Paula Sandoval Memorial Graduate Scholarship.

Please apply through the 2020-2021 Cal Poly Pomona General Scholarship On-line Application on the Financial Aid Website

If you have any questions, or if you would like to make a donation to this scholarship, please contact the Graduate Studies Office at Ext. 3331 or