College of Science & Mathematics

Please be advised that this is not a complete listing as new scholarships are frequently established. This is intended to recognize and thank Cal Poly scholarship donors. Students may visit the Financial Aid website for scholarship application information.

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Scholarship Name Scholarship Description
Applegarth Biological Scholarship Endowment The Applegarth Biological Scholarship Endowment supports junior and senior biology majors who have made contributions to the department and/or the university and community and have demonstrated scholastic achievement.
Arline Fierstine Scholarship Endowment The Arline Fierstine Scholarship Endowment awards scholarships to students transferring from a junior college who are majoring in Biological Sciences, based on merit with a preference for financial need.
Art Rosen Memorial Scholarship Endowment The Art Rosen Memorial Scholarship Endowment supports the a Physics student who has demonstrated excellence in the Quantum Physics Lab course or in the major.  This is in honor of Dr. Rosen, a long time Physics professor at Cal Poly who passed away in 2009.
Aryan I. Roest Memorial Scholarship Endowment The Aryan I. Roest Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in memory of Aryan who had a teaching career that spanned 40 years at Cal Poly's Biological Sciences Department.  He was instrumental in establishing a degree in ecology and systematic biology as well as a graduate program in biological sciences and the college's vertebrate animal collection and natural history museum.  This scholarship supports graduate students who are studying environmental and conservation biology and have contributed to the study of native species, environmental protection, and conservation.   
Barbara Lee Lincoln Memorial Award The Barbara Lee Lincoln Memorial Award supports sophomore and junior students involved in the environmental and systematic biology program.  
Barry Family Scholarship The Barry Family Scholarship funds Sophomore, Junior or Senior Mathematics majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Financial need is preferred.
Bill Moore Coatings Research Fellowship Endowment The Bill Moore Coatings Research Fellowship Endowment supports graduate students in Chemistry or Biochemistry in the polymers and coatings program.  The fellowship is coordinated by the department chair.
Brandon D. Huang Memorial Scholarship Endowment The Brandon D. Huang Memorial Scholarship Endowment provides support to junior or senior Biological Sciences studnets with an emphasis in Molecular and Cellular Biology, with a recommended 3.4 GPA.
Brooke P. Mead and Rita P. Sayre Scholarship Endowment The Brooke P. Mead and Rita P. Sayre Scholarship Endowment supports junior and senior students majoring in either Biochemistry, Chemistry, or Mathematics.  
Bryant Russell Memorial Award Endowment The Bryant Russell Memorial Award Endowment supports students majoring in Mathematics.
Cal Poly Scholars Fund, College of Science and Mathematics The Bryant Russell Memorial Award Endowment supports students majoring in Mathematics.
Cal Poly Scholars Liberal Studies Scholarship The Cal Poly Scholars Liberal Studies Scholarship supports a student from the Liberal Studies major within the College of Science and Mathematics from a California Partner High School who is interested in a K-6 teaching career.
Carol S. and W. Boyd Judd Scholarship Endowment The Carol S. and W. Boyd Judd Scholarship Endowment supports undergraduate mathematics majors.
Charles J. Hanks Excellence in Mathematics Award Mrs. Marjorie Hanks established this scholarship in memory of her husband, Charles, who was a mathematics professor at Cal Poly.  The Charles J. Hanks Excellence in Mathematics Award recognizes a mathematics major who has demonstrated excellence and outstanding academic ability.
Charles J. Hanks Mathematics Scholarship Mrs. Marjorie Hanks established this scholarship in memory of her husband, Charles, who was a Mathematics professor at Cal Poly.  The Charles J. Hanks Mathematics Scholarship supports Mathematics majors who have demonstrated scholastic achievement.
Chemistry Faculty Scholarship The Chemistry faculty established the Chemistry Faculty Scholarship in 1993 for the benefit of students majoring in chemistry and biochemistry. The scholarship supports sophomore, junior, or senior students majoring in chemistry or biochemistry with an evidence of interest in the major. 
Chevron (formerly Unocal) Environmental Scholarship Endowment The Chevron (formerly Unocal) Environmental Scholarship Endowment is awarded to sophomore, junior and senior students with demonstrated serious interest/commitment to environmental issues during the course of college education through achievement in the sciences or community activities, involving an awareness of environmental issues.
Clyde P. Fisher Memorial Scholarship Endowment The Clyde P. Fisher Memorial Scholarship Endowment supports junior, senior, and graduate student majoring in the field of mathematics or science.
Constance H. Gray Memorial Award Endowment The Constance H. Gray Memorial Award Endowment aids Junior level students in the College of Science and Mathematics who are outstanding students in the area of the biological sciences, have a 3.3 minimum overall college (both transfer and Cal Poly) GPA and plan to pursue graduate study in the field of medical sciences and /or the biological sciences.
CRGI Al Mordy Memorial Scholarship The CRGI Al Mordy Memorial Scholarship supports undergraduate students enrolled in the Polymers and Coatings Program who demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
David and Frieda Wertman Scholarship Endowment The David and Frieda Wertman Scholarship Endowment supports students majoring in either Ecology and Systematic Biology or Biological Sciences and are pursuing an individualized course of study which leads to a concentration in Botany.  
David H. Thomson Memorial Scholarship Endowment The David H. Thomson Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in memory of David who was the first biologist hired at Cal Poly in 1946, and taught until his retirement in 1987.  The scholarship supports junior Biological Sciences majors who are entering secondary teaching at Cal Poly.
Diana Barnhart Excellence in Science Education Scholarship Endowment The Diana Barnhart Excellence in Science Education Scholarship Endowment supports an incoming freshman from Morro Bay High School majoring in science with a preference for a student with an interest in becoming a teacher.
Don and Jean Morris Kinesiology Scholarship Endowment The Don and Jean Morris Kinesiology Scholarship Endowment provides scholarship funds for worthy students in the Kinesiology department.
Donald and Diane Jackson Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Clyde P. Fisher The Donald and Diane Jackson Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Clyde P. Fisher recognizes Undergraduate or Graduate Mathematics or Physics majors who demonstrate successful academic progress with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference is for students who demonstrate financial need.
Drew Thiel Memorial Scholarship Endowment The Drew Thiel Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in memory of Drew's commitment to serving others, Cal Poly and the community.  This scholarship supports students in majors in the College of Science and Mathematics
Dwayne Head Scholarship Endowment The Dwayne Head Scholarship Endowment supports undergraduate students who are an officer in either the California Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance student club, the Exercise Science and Health Promotion student club, or a student involved in either of the above clubs who is either in the teaching or clinical and worksite health promotion concentration. 
Ed Glassco Scholarship Endowment The Ed Glassco Scholarship Endowment supports mathematics majors with a preference to first generation students.
Edward N. Van Duyne Scholarship Quasi Endowment The Edward N. Van Duyne Scholarship Quasi Endowment provides support to all class levels of Mathematics students with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
George C. Laumann Scholarship Endowment in Mathematics The George C. Laumann Scholarship Endowment in Mathematics supports students majoring in either Engineering, Mathematics, or Physical Science. 
George H. McMeen Scholarship Endowment The George H. McMeen Scholarship Endowment supports students majoring in Mathematics.
Golden Gate Society for Coatings Technology Margaret Hartmann Scholarship The Golden Gate Society for Coatings Technology Margaret Hartmann Scholarship supports a senior or graduate student majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry who is enrolled in the Polymers and Coatings Program. The student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Harold J. Watson Memorial Scholarship Endowment The Harold J. Watson Memorial Scholarship Endowment supports students majoring in either Chemistry or Biochemistry.
Hatfield Memorial Award Endowment The Hatfield Memorial Award Endowment supports junior Biological Science majors who intend to do graduate work in the field of microbiology.
Jerry Lee Frederick Scholarship Endowment The Jerry Lee Frederick Scholarship Endowment supports students who graduated from a high school in San Luis Obispo County with preference given to kinesiology majors.
John David Jackman Memorial Award Fund The John David Jackman Memorial Award Fund was established by the Biological Sciences Department and Joseph Michael Bravo in memory of John David Jackman.  The scholarship supports sophomore and junior students majoring in the Biological Sciences Department.
Johnny Gordon Memorial Award Endowment The Johnny Gordon Memorial Award Endowment supports an outstanding student in polymers and coatings.
Joyce Curry-Daly and James Daly Scholarship Endowment The Joyce Curry-Daly and James Daly Scholarship Endowment supports students majoring in Statistics.
Katrina J. Killgore Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund The Katrina J. Killgore Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in memory of Katrina who died from a brain hemorrhage at the age of 21 in February 1987 when she was a junior Mathematics major at Cal Poly.   While at Cal Poly, Katrina was a member of the Newman Club, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, and the Ski Club.   The scholarship supports undergraduate mathematics majors who show scholastic achievements.
L. Byron Culver, Jr. Cal Poly Scholars Endowment The L. Byron Culver, Jr. Cal Poly Scholars Endowment supports incoming freshmen Merit Scholar Finalists enrolled in the College of Science and Mathematics through the Cal Poly Scholars program.
LAM Research Scholarship for the Sciences LAM Research Scholarship for the Sciences supports sophomore, junior or senior students majoring in Physics or Chemistry with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Financial need is optional.
Manzanita (Botanical Research in Biological Sciences) Scholarship The Manzanita (Botanical Research in Biological Sciences) Scholarship supports a graduate student in Biology doing botanical research who demonstrates financial need and has a recommended mimimum 3.0 GPA.
Marie Porter Lehman Math Educator Scholarship Endowment The Marie Porter Lehman Math Educator Scholarship Endowment supports students pursuing either their last year of an elementary or secondary teaching credential, the Master's program in education with an emphasis on mathematics instruction, or those in the Master of Science program in Mathematics with the intention of teaching mathematics at the college level.  
Mary E. Smith Memorial Marine Biology Award Endowment The Mary E. Smith Memorial Marine Biology Award Endowment supports sophomore or junior students who have made contributions to the Biological Sciences and community.
Max T. Wills, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Endowment The Max T. Wills, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Endowment provides support to junior level or higher, undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the Polymers and Coatings program with a minimum GPA 3.0. Should there be no applicants from that program, it may be awarded to students majoring in Chemistry. Preferences are for students who demonstrate extra-curricular activities related to Chemistry and have financial need.
Montgomery/Richards Marine Biology Scholarship The Montgomery/Richards Marine Biology Scholarship supports junior, senior, and graduate students majoring in biological sciences with a marine biological concentration.
The Napolitano Family Cal Poly Scholar The The Napolitano Family Cal Poly Scholar scholarship supports Cal Poly Scholars majoring in Kinesiology.
Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch Scholarship The Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch Scholarship supports a Junior or Senior Biological Sciences with a concentration in Field and Wildlife Biology student. A minimum 3.0 GPA is recommended and a preference for a student with financial need. Recipient is to be engaged in a course of study in ornithology or show demonstrated interest in ornithology field work.
Ralph E. Weston Memorial Award Endowment The Ralph E. Weston Memorial Award Endowment was established in memory of Ralph who was a Math and Computer Science professor from 1948 to 1967.  He was additionally responsible for the development and advancement of those two departments.  The award supports students majoring in Mathematics who receive fist and second place in the annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition.
Ralph M. Warten Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund The Ralph M. Warten Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in memory of Ralph who taught in the Mathematic Department from 1968 until his death in 1988. The scholarship supports upper-division students majoring in the School of Science and Mathematics.
Raytheon Scholarship The Raytheon Scholarship supports junior and senior students enrolled in either the College of Engineering or the College of Science and Mathematics.
Rice Family Scholarship Endowment The Rice Family Scholarship Endowment supports junior students majoring in Chemistry and/or Biochemistry.
Rich and Arni Leggett Scholarship Fund The Leggett Foundation established a scholarship for undergraduate, graduate and credential students in the College of Science and Mathematics with a minimum 3.0 GPA and consideration given for financial aid. Veterans and/or non-traditional students are given consideration with a preference to those who have an interest in teaching.
Richards Marine Science Scholarship Endowment The Richards Marine Science Scholarship Endowment supports Senior and/or Graduate students conducting their research at the Port San Luis Center for Coastal Marine Sciences.
Robert Mott Memorial Scholarship Endowment The Robert Mott Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in memory of Robert who was Cal Poly's basketball coach and the school's first baseball coach. He helped establish the Physical Education Department (Cal Poly didn't have a PE Department at this time) and served as its head for the next 31 years. In the fall of 1987 Mott was inducted into Cal Poly's Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame and Distinction in recognition of his outstanding service as a teacher, coach, mentor, and leader. The scholarship supports senior and credential kinesiology majors with an interest in teaching or coaching in California schools after graduation.
Robert P. Balles Mathematics Scholarship The Robert P. Balles Mathematics Scholarship is awarded to the student with the highest and second highest cumulative GPA in mathematics courses (200 level or above) during the first three years of study.
Robert E. Holmquist Memorial Fund Endowment The Robert E. Holmquist Memorial Fund Endowment provides support to junior and senior Physics majors with financial need.
Sarah Perryman Memorial Scholarship Endowment The Sarah Perryman Memorial Scholarship Endowment honors the mother of Kay Perryman-Snow. This scholarship supports juniors and seniors majoring in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, or Physics.
Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary Scholarship Endowment The Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary Scholarship Endowment supports students majoring in either Biological Sciences or Microbiology with a preference to students who graduated from a San Luis Obispo county high school.
Straus Family Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics The Straus Family Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics supports Sophomore or above Mathematics majors with a recommended minimum 3.7 GPA. The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize the most outstanding students in the Mathematics department who excel academically, pursue rigorous courses and are ahead of track in terms of progress toward their degrees.
Susan M. Puhl Scholarship Endowment The Susan M. Puhl Scholarship Endowment was established in memory of Dr. Puhl who dedicated her life to the study and promotion of physical activity and fitness for health. Dr. Puhl was a faculty member in the Kinesiology Department at Cal Poly for 8 years. The scholarship supports senior and graduate Kinesiology majors who are conducting research in the area of exercise physiology - specifically body composition, metabolism, muscle function, physical fitness, physical activity or motor control.
TC Reece Mathematics Award The TC Reece Mathematics Award recognizes an outstanding student who has contributed to the Mathematics Department.
Tenera Environmental Inc. Scholarship Endowment The Tenera Environmental Inc. Scholarship Endowment supports graduate students majoring in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Marine Science.
Two Peaks Scholarship Endowment The Two Peaks Scholarship Endowment provides support to undergraduate students in Chemistry or successor discipline.
Vicki and Darell Farrer Scholarship Endowment The Vicki and Darell Farrer Scholarship Endowment supports students enrolled in the College of Engineering or students majoring in either Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics who have demonstrated commitment to women's equality.
Volmar A. and Viola I. Folsom Scholarship Endowment Fund The Volmar A. and Viola I. Folsom Scholarship Endowment Fund supports undergraduate Mathematics majors.
W. Boyd Judd Memorial Scholarship Endowment The W. Boyd Judd Memorial Scholarship Endowment will be given annually to undergraduate Mathematics majors, with preference to members of a Math club or society such as, Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME) Math Honor Society or the Math Club, who are in good academic standing, based on financial need.
William L. Frost Fund The William L. Frost Fund awards scholarships on merit, not need based. Recipients must be enrolled in the College of Science and Mathematics and pursuing majors in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Mathematics, Physics or Statistics. Emphasis will be on Chemistry and Biochemistry majors. Minimum 3.0 GPA is required to retain the scholarship.
Willis Edwin "Eddie" Bergfield Scholarship Endowment The Willis Edwin "Eddie" Bergfield Scholarship Endowment supports sophomore, junior, and senior Microbiology, Chemistry or Biochemistry majors.
Wm. Craig Ziemer Memorial Scholarship Endowment The Wm. Craig Ziemer Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in memory of Craig Ziemer, who graduated from Cal Poly with a BS in Biochemistry.   Craig loved his life and fought hard, but lost his battle with malignant melanoma on December 27, 2007.  His college years were the highlight of his educational experiences.  This scholarship supports students majoring in Biologocal Sciences, Microbiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics.
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