WISH/Computer Engineering Director Scholarship

The Women Involved in Software and Hardware (WISH)/Computer Engineering Director Scholarship was established in honor of WISH – an organization dedicated to empowering technical women. WISH /CPE Director Scholars strive to develop their multi-disciplinary skills to promote diversity in the technical profession.

Visit the WISH web page for more information about their organization.


The scholarship seeks to recognize students who value diversity in the computing and technical fields.

Open to ALL incoming first-time freshman Computer Engineering students, applicants can draw from any area of experience including leadership, passion for technology, entrepreneurial spirit and service to others.

Recipients must attend Cal Poly as a Computer Engineering student in Fall 2024 to receive award.

Application Process

Applicants must complete and submit an on-line Scholarship Application (see link information below) by deadline indicated. Applications are reviewed by an internal committee comprised of faculty, staff and students of Cal Poly.


Scholarship applicants will be notified of their status by phone or email.

Application for the 2022/2023 WISH/CPE Director Scholarship will be available after March 25, 2023.

Deadline to apply for the 2024/2025 WISH/CPE Director scholarship | may 31, 2024

Application Pool for the 2023/2024 WISH/CPE Director Scholarship is now closed.