This section of the web site provides information about scholarship, design competition, internship, and professional position opportunities. Check back frequently as this area of our web site will change over time.

Student-in-Need Travel Funds

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, students who may not otherwise be able to afford class-related field trips now have the possibility to apply for funding assistance through the Architecture Department. 

ARCH Department Scholarships & Awards

Architecture Department awards and scholarships are made available to students within the Architecture Department. These scholarships and awards considered financial need and recognized promise and achievement in a broad range of activities related to architecture. 

The ARCH department has both need-based and merit-based scholarships. To qualify for need-based ARCH Scholarships, applicants must have applied for FAFSA. Cal Poly's priority filing deadline is March 2, 2018. Complete the federal application (FAFSA) here.

The Cal Poly Financial Aid & Scholarships Office is excited to announce that there is a single place for current students to apply for all Cal Poly scholarships. Now you can access all scholarships by clicking on the Cal Poly Scholarships app on the left side of your portal to complete the application for scholarship consideration. The application will be reviewed by colleges and departments for major specific scholarships as well as being used for university-wide scholarships.

Each department has their own deadlines, but we recommend that you complete the application no later than March 31, 2019 to ensure full consideration and not miss out on any opportunity.

If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 805-756-2927 or email financialaid@calpoly.edu.

Other Scholarships, Grants & Awards

These scholarships are unaffiliated with the Architecture Department and are offered by outside parties who maintain their own selection criteria and applications. Cal Poly Architecture Students have a successful track record earning these scholarships year after year, and you are encouraged to apply. All information and links are provided as a courtesy, but make sure all applications and information inquiries are directed appropriately. Double check all the information on official web sites.


These fellowships are available to students in planning, architecture, landscape architecture and urban design.

Co-op/Internships Board

The Architecture Department Co-op/Internship Board is focused on positions for undergraduate students only. 

Students doing a co-op receive academic credit while acquiring professional skills and earning an income. A co-op, however, is more than a job; it is a workplace-based learning opportunity that is supported by student observation and reflection. Co-op positions are available to undergraduate students that have completed at least the third year of Cal Poly's Architecture program. For Cal Poly purposes, an internship provides a similar opportunity as a co-op but is unpaid. Internship positions are available to all undergraduate students. For more information on our co-op/internship program, including employer and student requirements, please visit the Cooperative Education and Internship page.

If you have a co-op or internship opening that you would like posted on this board, please fill out and submit the online Co-op/Internship Board Submittal Form. The department reserves the right to edit any submittals for length and clarity.

Job Board

The Architecture Department's Job Board is focused on job positions are available to graduating students and alumni of Cal Poly's Architecture program. If you are reaching out to undergraduate students, please see our Co-op/Internship Board (below).

If you have a job opening that you would like posted on this job board, please fill out and submit the online Job Board Submittal Form. The department reserves the right to edit any submittals for length and clarity.

Design Competitions

Competitions will be posted as they are received during the academic year. Check back periodically.

Other Opportunities

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