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Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Kellogg Undergraduate Scholars Program (KUSP) - Not currently accepting applications

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KUSP provides student scholarships of up to $2,000 to support mentored research or creative activities in a student’s chosen field. The goal is to support undergraduate research engagement of underrepresented students, and to encourage persistence to degree, and pursuit of graduate education. KUSP is open to all first-generation college students, economically disadvantaged students, and returning military veterans. A minimum Cal Poly Pomona GPA of 2.7 is required.

Kellogg FuTURE Mini-Grant Program - Not currently accepting applications

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Faculty mentors may apply for grants of up to $1,000 to support scholarly and creative activities with undergraduate students. Funds may be applied to various essential needs such as supplies, minor equipment, software, research travel, and preparation of reports and presentations. The goal is to support a wide range of disciplinary activities, from experimental research and fieldwork, to applied professional experiences, to artistic and creative endeavors.

Non-Research Scholarships Cal Poly Pomona Students Can Apply For

Lastly, please check with your college and department offices to find out about additional scholarship opportunities available.

Scholarships more Cal Poly Pomona students should apply for!

Sally Casanova Pre-Doctorial Scholarship As a Sally Casanova Scholar, you will have unique opportunities to explore and prepare to succeed in doctoral programs. This program provides student loans to a limited number of individuals pursuing full-time doctoral degrees at accredited universities throughout the United States. Announcement in December, Apply by January
Marshall Scholarships As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programs contributes to their ultimate personal success. Late Spring 2015
Gates Millennium Scholars We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career. Application opens August 1st, 2014. Every January
Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education The purpose of the Goldwater Scholarship is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. Every January
NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings scholarship program provides awards of up to $8,000 and a 10-week paid research experience at a NOAA facility. Awardees who are re-appointed after their summer experience are eligible to receive a second award of up to $8,000.

Every January
California Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) The California Space Grant Consortium (CaSGC – will award $1,000 undergraduate research scholarships to students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  This competitively awarded program engages the future STEM workforce in basic and/or applied STEM-related research projects and facilitates the development of mentor relationships between students, faculty, and the NASA community. Every January
PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship Program At PG&E, they believe power does more than fuel our communities with gas and electricity. We’ve awarded $1 million in scholarships to bright minds who have given back to their local community or who have overcome personal hardship. Does this sound like you or someone you know? Share your story. Every Feburary

Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program

This program provides student loans to a limited number of individuals pursuing full-time doctoral degrees at accredited universities throughout the United States. After participants receive their doctoral degrees and obtain a qualifying instructional position in the CSU, a portion of their loan from this program will be forgiven every year. Every February
Graduate and Undergraduate Student Research Grants in Geological Sciences The primary role of the GSA research grants program is to provide partial support of master's and doctoral thesis research in the geological sciences for graduate students enrolled in universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America. In 2013, $582,340 was awarded to 307 graduate students (50% of the 615 who applied), with an average grant of $1,897. Every February
Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship The fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. Every Feburary
Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Scholarship This scholarship, in memory of Libbie H. Hyman, one of America's foremost invertebrate zoologists, provides assistance to students to take courses OR to carry on research on INVERTEBRATES at a marine, freshwater, or terrestrial field station. The amount of the 2013 award was $1500. Every March
Udall Foundation The Udall Foundation offers merit-based scholarships of up to $5,000 to sophomore and junior undergraduates demonstrating commitment to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. Every March
ACWA Scholarship Program The Association of California Water Agencies offers scholarships to qualified California students pursuing degrees in water resources-related fields. Every April
National Institute of Health--Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) The NIH program offers scholarship awards to students from disadvantaged backgrounds that are committed to careers in biomedical research. Every March
Fulbright NEXUS
The Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program will bring together a network of junior scholars, professionals and mid-career applied researchers from the United States, Brazil and other Western Hemisphere nations for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience.
Every April
Environmental Protection Agency The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study.Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per academic year of support and $8,600 of support for a three-month summer internship. Every May
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2015-2016 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. Fulbright has introduced several innovations to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals. Every August
Fulbright U.S. Student Scholars Program

There are three categories to which applicants can apply:

Academic: Applications for Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants will be considered for academic study or research, or a combination of the two. Depending on the country of application, grants may be for graduate study which lead toward a degree. 

Arts: Applications for Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants will be considered for practical training in the creative and performing arts.

ETA: The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program places recent college graduates and young professionals as English teaching assistants in primary, secondary schools or universities overseas - improving foreign students’ English language abilities and knowledge of the United States while increasing the U.S. student's own language skills and knowledge of the host country.

Every October
Rhodes Scholarships

A Rhodes Scholarship covers all Oxford University and College fees, a personal stipend and one economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the Scholarship, as well as an economy flight back to the student's home country at the conclusion of the Scholarship.

Every October
Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. Every December