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About Cal Poly Scholars

The Cal Poly Scholars is a living-learning program aimed at recruiting and retaining high achieving students from California high schools.

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Become a Scholar

Eligible Cal Poly Scholars are graduates of California high schools, admitted to a college or major that offers Cal Poly Scholar awards and have completed a qualifying FAFSA application.

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Expectations and Agreements

Students offered a Cal Poly Scholars award should read the Cal Poly Scholars Expectations Agreement to decide if the program is right for them.

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Supporting Academic and Professional Success

Cal Poly Scholars students have access to many resources and opportunities through partnerships with academic advising centers, University Housing, Financial Aid, Career Services, Student Academic Services and other departments across campus.

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Welcome Scholars!

The Cal Poly Scholars Program seeks to recruit and retain high-achieving, low-income students from California high schools while providing support through financial, academic, and community resources. 

As a university-wide program, the Cal poly Scholars program brings together a network of services including Student Academic Services, the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, Mustang Success Center, all six academic colleges, Career Services, University Housing, and other campus collaborators. 

Currently, Scholars span across all six academic colleges at Cal Poly and are actively pursuing degrees from 30+ majors.  



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