CM Student Scholarships

2021-2022 Application- Closed

Cal Poly and the Construction Management Department have a variety of scholarships available. The Financial Aid Office can help you with scholarships as well as information on grants and loans. The types and amounts of aid Cal Poly awards or recommends are subject to availability of funds, enrollment status, and financial need. Programs vary in eligibility criteria, award amounts, and repayment options. For more detailed information go to the Financial Aid Office web site.

There are scholarships available through the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. For information about these scholarships go to the CAED Scholarships web page.

CM Scholarship Opportunities

The scholarships available through the Construction Management Department are listed below. The department receives numerous scholarship opportunities from companies or organizations related to the construction industry. These scholarships are divided into two types: Outside Scholarships and Departmental Scholarships

Outside Scholarships:

These are scholarships that are offered to any student on any campus who meets certain Construction Management based criteria. Often times these are local or statewide organizations who contact us and want to promote their scholarship. We send these scholarships out via e-mail as they come in to the department. If you feel you have missed these e-mails, you can see Jenay Reynolds-Sibbach in the CM office.

Departmental Scholarships:

These are scholarships that are available to Cal Poly Construction Management students only. The department oversees the application, collection, and disbursement of these scholarships. The department has a working relationship with the donors and makes sure that their criteria are met.

To date, the Construction Management offers over $100,000 in annual scholarships to its majors. Below is a list of the scholarships that have been given out in previous years.

Beavers Heavy Construction

2 @ $7,200, 3 @ $4,800, 4 @ $3,600 
Must meet following criteria:

  1. CM major enrolled in the Granite Heavy-Civil Minor
  2. Minimum 2.5 GPA
  3. Junior or Senior level
  4. Financial need and worthiness
  5. US citizenship
  6. At least one of the following should be proof of a professional goal in the heavy construction industry:
    • Proof of professional goal in heavy construction
    • Completed internship or worked for a heavy construction company

Kris Cello

1 @ $1,500     
Must meet following criteria:

  1. CM major
  2. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  3. Financial Need
  4. Junior or Senior class level
  5. Dept to consult with Kathy Cello regarding applicants

Don Chapin Company

1 @ $7,500 or 2 @ $3,750
Must meet following criteria:

  1. CM major
  2. Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  3. Junior or Senior class level
  4. Construction industry interest
  5. Preference must be given to a student who is from San Benito, Monterey or Santa Cruz Counties

William Cosko and James Hearn

5 @ $1,000
Must meet following criteria:

  1. CM major
  2. Incoming Freshman or transfer at time of award.
  3. Financial Need
  4. Must have experience related to the field of construction or military service that brings a valuable perspective to the student body.
  5. May be renewed at the discretion of the department. Renewal criteria full time attendance and minimum
    2.5 Cal Poly GPA

Fluor Foundation Scholarship

1 @ $1,000
Must meet following criteria:

  1. CM major
  2. Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
  3. Minimum 3.0 GPA

Hayward Lumber/Edgar Contreras Memorial

1 @ $1,000
Must meet following criteria:

  1. CM major
  2. Undergraduate Class Level
  3. Financial Need
  4. Graduate of San Luis Obispo or Santa Barbara Counties

Paul Matt Scholarship

3 @ $5,000
Must meet following criteria:

  1. CM major
  2. Undergraduate Class Level
  3. Minimum 2.5 GPA
  4. Financial Need
  5. Preference for first generation students

Allen and Nancy Minton Scholarship

1 @ $25,000
Must meet following criteria:

  1. CM major
  2. Minimum 2.5 GPA and in good academic standing
  3. Junior or Senior class level
  4. Financial need preferred
  5. Exhibits extraordinary work ethic and future professional promise
  6. Student from Northern CA preferred

Mitchell Family Scholarship

1 @ $1,200
Must meet following criteria:

  1. CM major
  2. Undergraduate Class Level
  3. Minimum 2.5 GPA
  4. Financial Need
  5. Intention of a career within the CA homebuilding industry

    RRM Scholarship

    1 @ $3,000
    Must meet following criteria:

    1. Minimum 3.0 GPA
    2. Junior or Senior with at least one year remaining before graduation
    3. Financial need
    4. Recognizing "student excellence and high professional promise"

    Ryan Companies Scholarship

    2 @ $2,375
    Must meet following criteria:

    1. CM Major
    2. Minimum 3.0 GPA
    3. Class Level is open
    4. First Generation College Student

    Additional Opportunities: Each recipient will have an internship interview/first consideration, a mentorship opportunity with Ryan Companies employee with similar interests, and potential to tour a job site with supplied PPE and travel expenses.

    Don Tanklage

    2 @ $5,000
    Must meet following criteria:

    1. ARCH or CM major
    2. Minimum 3.0 GPA
    3. Sophomore, Junior or Senior
    4. Financial need
    5. Renewal eligibility, in addition to the above
      1. Good academic standing
      2. Continuous full time enrollment at Cal Poly
      3. Completion of at least 36 units, applicable as normal progress toward baccalaureate degree

    Blair Tulloch Memorial

    3 @ $4,500
    Must meet following criteria:

    1. CM major
    2. Minimum 2.5 GPA
    3. Class level is open
    4. Financial need

    Vinnell Foundation Scholarship

    2 @ $2,100

    Must meet following criteria:

    1. CM major
    2. Recommended 2.5 GPA
    3. Good academic standing

    Bob Yoder Scholarship

    2 @ $950
    Must meet following criteria:

    1. CM major
    2. Undergraduate Class Level
    3. Minimum 2.5 GPA
    4. Financial Need
    5. Intention of a career within the CA homebuilding industry

    National Housing Endowment

    Each year the National Housing Endowment, the philanthropic arm of NAHB, provides over $300,000 in scholarship dollars to students studying in construction-related programs. We currently administer four programs that are available annually with primary focus going to students with a demonstrated interest in residential construction management.

    Go to the National Housing Endowment Scholarships web page for additional information.

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