Department-related scholarships, design competitions, co-op/internships, and professional practice opportunities are listed below. 

Architecture Department Scholarships & Awards

The Architecture Department has both need-based and merit-based scholarships. These scholarships and awards have varying criteria that may include financial need, or academic achievement, or exceptional promise in a range of areas related to the field of architecture. 

For priority consideration, apply by April 30, 2022 for university scholarships and CAED/Architecture Department scholarships via the one-click Cal Poly Scholarships app on your My Cal Poly portal.  (To qualify for need-based ARCH Scholarships, applicants must have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.)

If you have any questions, please contact the Architecture Department at archscholarships@calpoly.edu, architecture@calpoly.edu, or the Financial Aid Office at financialaid@calpoly.edu.

Other Scholarships, Grants & Awards

These scholarships 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. 

Architecture Student 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. 

Co-op/Internships Board

The Architecture Department's Co-op/Internship Board provides a listing of positions for undergraduate or graduate students.  For more information on our co-operative education (for-credit) program, including employer and student requirements, please visit the Cooperative Education and Internship page.

[For EMPLOYERS:  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.]

Job Board

If you have an opening that you would like to post, please utilize MustangJOBS (see more information below). 


Cal Poly's Career Services provides a job listing service "MustangJOBS,"  powered by Handshake. MustangJOBS is open to current students, alumni, and potential employers. To learn more about how to use this resource, please view this document.

[For EMPLOYERS:  If you have a job opening that you would like posted, please follow the instructions listed by Career Services.]

Design Competitions

Competitions are posted as received throughout the academic year. Check back periodically.


Fellowships related to planning, architecture, landscape architecture or urban design disciplines are posted here.

Other Opportunities

last updated 1.31.22

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