Scholarship Program is proud to sponsor a scholarship for local Cal Poly students to help further their education and give back to the San Luis community. We want to reward hardworking students who are active in their community and who appreciate pets as much as we do! Read how to apply below.


Award Amount

The award is one $500 scholarship, paid directly to the financial aid office.


Students applying must submit two 250-350 word essays: one describing how they give back to their community (whether at school, in SLO, or back at home) and another about why pets are an important addition to your home.


Applicants must be an incoming freshman or continuing undergraduate student at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with no affiliation to or Patio Pacific. Only one application allowed per person per year. See Cal Poly's scholarship page for additional information.


Essays will be judged on their creativity, impactfulness, and overall presentation. judges will review the essays and pick their favorite! The winner will be notified by email within two weeks of the due date and announced on the blog.

Due Date

All applications are due by September 15th, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST.


From your email, send your essay as a .pdf file to along with your name and Cal Poly ID number (your EmplID).


We look forward to reading your essays!