Engineering - CE - Transtech Engineers Scholarship

This scholarship was started by Melissa Demirci who is an alumna of Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Engineering from the Civil Engineering Program who also supports the Women in Engineering program. Her parents founded Transtech Engineers, Inc. in 1989 and since graduating from Cal Poly Pomona, Melissa Demirci has taken an active role in the firm’s leadership and wanted to use this platform to give back to the students within the Civil Engineering Program through the Transtech Engineers Scholarship Fund.

Selection criteria to award for 2020-2021:

  • Opened to continuing junior and senior students majoring in Civil Engineering
  • Must have cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be enrolled full-time
  • Student must complete the supplemental question(s)
  • Student must submit 1 Letter of Recommendation

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

Should you have any questions, please contact Norma De La Llata at, in the College of Engineering.

Scholarship disbursement is contingent upon completion of the following: (a) Write and submit a formal ‘Thank You’ letter (via upload to Academic Works); and (b) Participate in the “College of Engineering Scholarship Conferral Luncheon,” May 14, 2020; 11:30AM–1:00PM; Ursa Minor (held on Thursday, students are expected to participate at minimum, 12:00PM–1:00PM).

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.

Supplemental Questions
  1. In no more than 500 words, outline your desire to pursue a career in Civil Engineering, and explain what activities in which you participate or in what ways you might advocate for a supportive community for underrepresented or women in the field. Finally, how will the scholarship benefit you personally.