opportunities: Careers, Scholarships

2024 NNSA Minority Institutions Internship Program US Department of Energy Various Locations (With Travel) Deadline: 10/22/2023
Vehicle Test and Development Engineers Hyundai America Vehicle Test Group Various Locations (With Travel)
Job Openings at Akadeus Various Locations
Job Openings at Parker Hannifin Parker Hannifin Various Locations Posted 2/2/22
Field Solar Engineer Intern  LightManufacturing Central Coast, California
Thermal Component Engineer Co-op Cisco San Jose, California
Mechanical Designer/Engineer  CoolSys Energy Design Various Locations
Automotive Engineering Intern Fortin Racing, Inc.
Engineering Intern and Coop Positions Yaskawa Oak Creek, WI, Waukegan, IL, Buffalo Grove, IL, Santa Clara, CA, Columbus, Ohio Full Time
Product Development Engineer Altaviz Irvine, CA
Controls Engineer C Yaskawa America, Inc. Santa Clara
Internship Program Advanced Energy Various Locations
Technical Designer Scenario Los Angeles, CA
TEAMS (Teacher Assistants in Math and Science) CESAME San Luis Obispo, CA
Learning Assistants in Physics, Astronomy, Geology, and Physical Sciences CESAME San Luis Obispo, CA
Pruction Engineering Intern Edge Autonomy San Luis Obispo, CA Internship
Field Mechanical Engineer Intern LightManufacturing Central Coast, California Internship
Field Mechanical Engineer  LightManufacturing Arroyo Grande, California Full Time
Engineers (Aerospace, Computer Science, Electrical & Mechanical) NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA Full Time
Electromechanical Technologist Sandia National Laboratories Livermore, CA Full Time
Senior Commissioning Engineer G&B Hybrid model in Northern California Full Time
Commissioning Engineer G&B Hybrid model in Northern California Full Time
Engineer and Sales Air Conditioning Control Systems Anaheim, CA Full Time
R&D Intern Inceptus
Mechanical Engineer Ramsay Highlander Gonzales, CA Full Time
3D Computer Modeling Consultant Zoo Med Labs San Luis Obispo, CA Consultant
R&D Engineer Expanse Medical Pleasanton, CA Full Time
NASA Internship Program  NASA Full Time
Pathways Internship Employment Program (IEP) NASA Part time or Full Time

Internal Scholarships

Numerous scholarships are available through Cal Poly, the College of Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Criteria include financial need, scholastic achievement, participation in school activities, community service, honors, organizational affiliations, and educational objectives.

FAFSA – All students that would like to be considered for a need-based scholarship through CENG and Mechanical Engineering must complete FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered. For priority consideration for financial aid programs and Cal Poly scholarships, complete the FAFSA by March 2.

Cal Poly Scholarship Application – To be considered for any of the Cal Poly, College of Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering scholarships, you must complete the university application.  You only need to complete one application to apply for all internal scholarships. Access to the application is available through your portal.

Incoming freshmen scholarships are awarded through the admissions process and are not eligible for internal scholarships.

Applications are closed

Michael AdamsJunior$25,0003.0Preference to students who demonstrate an interest in a career in the recycling industries.
Charles BlackAll levelsVarious3.0Preference to Pi Tau Sigma honorary fraternity members.
BoeingAll levels$1,4253.2Must have financial need.
Grant Brown MemorialAll levels$5,0002.75Must have financial need and taking HVAC coursework leading to a career in industry.
Richard F. BurrisAt least sophomore$1,2002.7Preference to SAE member.
Chevron ASMEAt least sophomore$1,4253.0Student must demonstrate leadership skills, ability to interact with faculty and peers, involvement in campus or community service.
Chevron Scholarship for Mechanical EngineeringAll levels$1,4253.0Demonstrated leadership skills and involvement in campus or community service.
Don ChivensAt least sophomore$3,0003.0 
Bill EvansAll levels$3,0002.75 
William Squire FowlerAt least junior$1,200 Demonstrated scholastic achievement.
Cordner Gibson and Ace SmithAll levels$6002.7Students interested
Michael HushourAll levelsVarious Must have financial need.
Konrad MeissnerAt least junior$6003.0 
Samuel W. Nay III MemorialAll levels$1,0503.0 
Osteyee FamilyAll levelsVarious3.0 
Parker Hannifin CorporationAll levels$1,0503.0 
Frank E. Pilling, Sr.All levels$9003.2Must have financial need and substantive scholastic achievement.
Roy N. Poage MemorialAll levelsVarious Must be part of ASHRAE and a curriculum focus in HVAC.
Jack and Alice Spaulding Mechanical EngineeringAt least junior$7503.0 
Morris P. Taylor MemorialAll levelsVarious Must demonstrate scholastic achievement.
Wingate Foundation HVAC&R ScholarshipsAll levelsVarious2.5Must be active members in the Air Conditioning Club and have earned the WIngate Foundation Learn-by-Doing Award.
Tom and Nancy YackleAt least junior$2,1003.0Must have a good record of participation in student organizations.
Accenture Outstanding Junior ME AwardAt least junior$3003.0Must demonstrate leadership skills and ability to work effectively with peers and faculty.
William H. Mckeen Memorial AwardAll levels$150 Must have financial need.
Wingate Learn-By-Doing AwardAll levels$2852.5Must be pursuing HVAC concentration, an active member of the Air Conditioning club, and worked a minimum of 2 months for an HVACR related company.
Martini ScholarshipsAt least sophomore$11,5862.9Must have financial need.
LAM ResearchAt least sophomore$4,8003.0 
Timothy HatchAt least junior$3,0003.2 
Adele and Aldo AlessioAll levels$1,5003.0 
Sprague FamilyAll levels$5,0003.0 
Harold FrankAll levels$900 Must have financial need.
Constant J. and Dorothy F. ChronesAll levelsVarious3.0 

External Scholarships

Scholarships are available from organizations and companies outside of Cal Poly. Application details are available by clicking on individuals scholarship links below. Visit financial aid for a full list of scholarships.

Industrial Access, Inc.$3,0005/15/242/3/24Website to Apply