Architecture Department Scholarships
Scholarships are made available to students within the Architecture Department. These scholarships and awards consider financial need and recognize promise and achievement in a broad range of activities related to architecture.
For more information about scholarships and awards currently being offered, visit our Scholarships Page.
Students in Need
Vellum Design Build Competition
The Vellum Design Build is a design competition and exhibition that encourages participants to create original furniture designs and have their submissions juried by a panel of experts in their field. Intended to inspire creative thought and challenge participants to press the boundaries of design, the Vellum Competition offers a tangible experience and exposure to the industry.
Course, Lab and Studio Sponsorships
Course Sponsorship $25K Over 5 Years
Investing in the underwriting of a course will ensure faculty offer industry-specific projects that represent the reality of design today. Your support may be used to provide professional development opportunities to faculty and/or students or provide transportation and lodging for travel to conferences or competitions. Equipment and supplies may be purchased from this fund.
Lab Sponsorship $50K Over 5 Years
Your support of a specific lab or classroom will provide faculty and students necessary hands-on practical experience, essential preparation for a career in architecture.
San Francisco Urban and Los Angeles Metro Programs
Students are provided a transformative experience by participating for one quarter in either one of these programs, which include an internship placement in a firm and coursework taught by the faculty program coordinator. Your support will ensure these programs thrive.
Summer Career Workshop
Summer Career Workshop
The Architecture Department offers a three week camp for high school students interest in exposure to the profession. Your donation to this fund will assist with the purchase of materials or you can sponsor student participation in the program.
For more information
Please contact Prof. Margot McDonald, Architecture Department Head at 805-756-1316 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or the CAED Advancement Office at 805-756-5138.
Employers often match their employee donations, under certain circumstances or for specific purposes, which could double your gift. If your employer participates in this type of program, consider asking them to match your gift to Cal Poly.
Make a legacy gift to the Architecture Department, the college or the university by recording your intent in your estate plans.
Contact the CAED Advancement office at 805-756-5138 for more information.