"I feel grateful to be a part of [the Scholars Program]. Not only have they helped me financially but also academically. It's been a great experience connecting with others in a similar major and creating connections with faculty. The [program] made it easier for me to navigate my college journey as a transfer student."
— Jessica G., Psychology, Cohort 2021
"The Scholars Program has introduced me to a welcoming and inclusive community of students and faculty that have supported me throughout my time at Cal Poly. I am grateful for the opportunity the [program] has given me to continue my education."
— Cesar H., Sociology, Cohort 2021
"Scholars program helped me find a community when I transferred in as a 3rd year. This program provided many resources and high-achieving peers that strived to help you succeed. I will forever be grateful for all of the opportunities and workshops that were provided."
— Alexis V. P., Sociology, Cohort 2021
"Scholars has been a huge help financially! The scholarships and connections have helped me so much to be able to focus on the things I care about most and to invest highly in my Cal Poly community."
— Doug P., Liberal Studies, Cohort 2019
"It has helped me grow as a person and as a professional. Personally, by giving me meaningful connections with staff members and professionally, by giving a wide range of skills through the different positions I held within the program."
— Hector R., Psychology, Cohort 2019
"The Scholars Program has helped to give me a foothold here at Cal Poly. Educationally, the advice and mentorship I gained from the staff about planning classes has been a great help."
— Diego G., Computer Science, Cohort 2019
"I love that I get to live with my fellow first-year Scholars! I have grown immensely close to some of them, who support me emotionally and academically."
— Kristina X., Business Administration, Cohort 2018
"Being a Cal Poly Scholar means being held to a higher standard. This program motivates me to do and be better in my academics and on campus."
— Melissa M., Biomedical Engineering, Cohort 2018
"I can't remember my first and second years here without also thinking about Cal Poly Scholars. [It] is the reason why I felt like a part of the Cal Poly community."
— Christine N., Accounting, Cohort 2015
"Cal Poly Scholars matched me with loving roommates whom I consider as family. Our bond couldn't have been built without the help of Cal Poly Scholars connecting us for the first two years."
— Tommy Y., Computer Science, Cohort 2017
"I'm so grateful for the advising aspect, it helped me out a bunch. Cal Poly Scholars helped me realize that I needed to focus on school and provided me with the resources to keep me on track."
— Christopher K., Computer Science, Cohort 2014
"I love the Scholar Community Hour!"
— Quinn M., Aerospace Engineering, Cohort 2016