CBA - Eileen Inay Simon Memorial Scholarship

The Eileen Inay Simon Memorial Scholarship is need-based scholarship for undergraduates majoring in Management and Human Resources at Cal Poly Pomona. Up to five (5) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded, provided a sufficient number of eligible students are identified through the application process.

Eileen Inay Simon was a proud graduate of the College of Business Administration with a bachelor’s degree in Management and Human Resources. She retired as the Senior Vice President in Human Resources from Bank of America and later joined the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim where she served as the Director of Human Resources. Eileen is best known for two incredible characteristics: 1) generosity and 2) dedication to her career. Eileen was extremely generous to her family, friends and those in need. In addition, Eileen truly loved and considered her professional colleagues as her family. As one of Eileen’s colleagues put it so eloquently, “Eileen put the human back in human resources.” Eileen believed in education as a major element of social mobility and was an active member of the Cal Poly Pomona College of Business Alumni Association.

Candidates for the Eileen Inay Simon Memorial Scholarship must complete a Cal Poly Pomona scholarship application through the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. A personal essay outlining the students desire to pursue a career in Human Resources. They will also be required to demonstrate financial need and include how they will be impacted by this scholarship. Additional criteria are listed below.

Currently enrolled Junior and Senior students in good standing are encouraged to apply. This scholarship is renewable on an annual basis through the application process for up to three (3) academic years based on the maintenance of eligibility.

Award Period: Fall 2019 – Spring 2020

- Current juniors or seniors in good standing
-Declared major in Management and Human Resources
-Ability to show financial need
-Personal essay of 200 words or less
-Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
-Enrolled full time (12) units for the 2019-2020 academic year

If you have questions, please contact Kristin Files, College of Business Administration, Dean’s Office, .

To begin the application process, please complete your general application first, then proceed to search this scholarship in the “Opportunities >> Ours” tab and click on APPLY.