Alumni Association - Dr. Ernie Simpson's Cooperative Ed. Scholarship

Chartered in 1972, the Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association supports student success by awarding multiple scholarships to current students. The Dr. Ernie Simpson’s Cooperative Education Scholarship is open to any student(s) employed in a field that is significantly related to their major and any student(s) that did not participate in a co-op or internship position while attending Cal Poly Pomona. Preference may be given to those students who have an immediate family member who have participated in Dr. Simpson’s co-op program.

This award is for fall 2020


  • Open to all majors
  • Open Freshman and Sophomore only
  • Maintain minimum of 3.0 GPA in 2019-2020, 2020-2021
  • Must be a full-time student in 2019-2020, 2020-2021
  • Letter of Recommendation (please ask recommenders to email their letters to Samantha Chow at in the Office of Alumni and External Relations if they are unable to submit online)
  • Answer all supplemental questions after completing your general application

Awards each year are based on the student’s general application and supplemental responses consisting of academic and co-curricular excellence, letters of recommendation and essay content.

Please note: When applying to multiple Alumni Scholarships, you may use the same Letter of Recommendation, even if the recommender is the same person. However, you are required to submit the letter for each opportunity as they are separate.

Should you have any questions, please contact Samantha Chow at, in the Office of Alumni and External Relations.

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.

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Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you been in a co-op or internship while attending Cal Poly?
  2. Are you employed in a position that relates to your major in a significant way?