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Andrew Lawson Memorial Scholarship

Andrew Lawson Memorial Scholarship

The Andrew Lawson Foundation has been established to carry on my son’s dreams and to share with my friends, colleagues and expanding, supporting community, up-to-date information on the scholarship in his name. The Andrew Cole Lawson Cal Poly Pomona Memorial Scholarship supports dedicated students achieve their dreams while advancing admirable goals to benefit society. As many of you know, the rising cost of higher education is putting a financial strain on students, especially at state schools like Cal Poly Pomona that obtain less support from the legislature and serves many lower income families.

Andrew....

Was brilliant, directed and passionate. Accomplished. Kind and supportive.

At 21 years old, his dreams were stolen by mental illness. After years of severe depression, he took his own life. He fought his illness to achieve many successes, including near completion of his Mechanical Engineering degree with a high GPA, participation as Chief Engineer of the Unmanned Underwater Vehicle design group of the campus Northrup Grumman Collaborative Project (NGCP), and a summer position with Northrup Grumman. The NGCP is a technology demonstration team between Cal Poly campuses (San Luis Obispo and Pomona) solving real-life challenges – in this case, projects that integrate operation of autonomous air, ground and underwater vehicles. Andrew loved the excitement and purpose of this club. He inspired and challenged his fellow students, professors, colleagues, friends and family with a unique and informed perspective that was entirely his own.

His Scholarship

The Andrew Cole Lawson Cal Poly Pomona Memorial Scholarship was established to provide hope, encouragement and creative design opportunities to students like Andrew. It will be awarded to engineering students of any discipline with a criteria to participate in the NGCP. The scholarship has been established as an endowment. As of January 2020, the total gifts to the scholarship reached $58k, exceeding the $50k minimum threshold to create an endowed fund. Endowing the funds make the annual scholarship self-sustaining and funded by the account's interest. In other words, Andrew's legacy scholarship is now a forever scholarship! Ongoing, future donations will allow increasing the amount of annual scholarship (currently $2k/year), and/or potentially supporting more than one annual scholarship.




For more information, visit Andrew's foundation website.


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Last Chance Match
The next $2,500 given to ANY FUND will be matched dollar for dollar.
$2,500 MATCHED
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Early Bird Challenge (Day 2)
The first $2,500 given to any fund starting at 9am on April 22 will be matched dollar for dollar.
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
Leaderboard
Lunchtime Power Hour Challenge (Day 2)
The campaign with the most unique donors between 11am-1pm PST on April 22 will receive a $1,000 prize!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Donald G Wells Memorial Endowed Scholarship 23
2 Maximizing Engineering Potential (MEP) 21
3 Broncos Care Basic Needs Initiative 11
4 American Society of Civil Engineers 6
5 Rose Float - Friends of Bill Jacobson Fund 5
6 Career Center Clothes Closet 5
7 Bronco Dreamers Resource Center 5
8 Parenting Student Support 4
9 Areas of Greatest Need 4
10 Veterans Resource Center 3
11 B.L.A.C.K. in Landscape Architecture 3
12 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 3
13 WK Kellogg Arabian Horse Center 2
14 Engineering Leadership Program 1
15 Engineering Excellence Funds 1
16 Science Excellence Funds 1
17 Agriculture Scholarship Funds 1
18 CLASS Excellence Funds 1
19 Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies 1
20 Engineering Scholarship Funds 1
21 Music Industry Studies Scholarship Fundraiser 1
22 Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) 1
23 Renaissance Scholars 1
24 CEIS Scholarships 1
25 Partners in Education 1
26 CBA Scholarship Funds 1
27 Andrew Lawson Memorial Scholarship 1
28 Science Scholarships 1
29 Alumni Association Student Scholarships 1
30 Equity in Business 1
31 2021 Senior Class Gift 1
32 Agriculture Excellence Funds 0
33 Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) 0
34 CBA Excellence Funds 0
35 CEIS Excellence Funds 0
36 Educational Leadership Doctorate Program 0
37 Women in Science and Engineering 0
38 Marvin Malecha Endowed Scholarship 0
39 Urban & Regional Planning 0
40 Architecture 0
41 Art 0
42 Other ENV Funds 0
43 Collins College Funds 0
44 CLASS Scholarship Funds 0
45 Athletics Excellence Funds 0
46 Athletics Scholarship Funds 0
47 Disability Resource Center 0
48 Innovation Brew Works 0
49 Laptops & Wi-Fi Hotspots for Students 0
50 Library - SIIL: Maker Studio 0
51 Pace Setters Scholarship 0
Ended
$3,000
Alumni 500 Donors Challenge
Thank you alumni donors for helping the Alumni Scholars program unlock a $3,000 bonus from the Alumni Association.
500 / 500 Donors
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Early Bird Challenge (Day 1)
The first $2,500 given during Giving Day was matched. Check the "Challenges" tab to find more active events!
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
Leaderboard
Lunchtime Power Hour Challenge (Day 1)
The campaign with the most unique donors between 11am-1pm PST on April 21 will receive a $1,000 prize!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $750 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 78
2 $750 American Society of Civil Engineers 78
3 Maximizing Engineering Potential (MEP) 14
4 Rose Float - Friends of Bill Jacobson Fund 10
5 Broncos Care Basic Needs Initiative 5
6 Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) 5
7 Areas of Greatest Need 5
8 Parenting Student Support 5
9 Marvin Malecha Endowed Scholarship 4
10 Alumni Association Student Scholarships 4
11 Women in Science and Engineering 4
12 Engineering Scholarship Funds 4
13 Partners in Education 3
14 Science Excellence Funds 3
15 Engineering Excellence Funds 3
16 Donald G Wells Memorial Endowed Scholarship 3
17 Music Industry Studies Scholarship Fundraiser 3
18 Agriculture Scholarship Funds 2
19 WK Kellogg Arabian Horse Center 2
20 Bronco Dreamers Resource Center 2
21 Andrew Lawson Memorial Scholarship 2
22 Collins College Funds 2
23 Disability Resource Center 2
24 Career Center Clothes Closet 2
25 Innovation Brew Works 2
26 B.L.A.C.K. in Landscape Architecture 2
27 Veterans Resource Center 2
28 Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) 1
29 Equity in Business 1
30 Agriculture Excellence Funds 1
31 Renaissance Scholars 1
32 Athletics Excellence Funds 1
33 CBA Scholarship Funds 1
34 Urban & Regional Planning 1
35 CLASS Scholarship Funds 1
36 Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies 1
37 Engineering Leadership Program 1
38 CBA Excellence Funds 0
39 Science Scholarships 0
40 CLASS Excellence Funds 0
41 Laptops & Wi-Fi Hotspots for Students 0
42 Pace Setters Scholarship 0
43 Other ENV Funds 0
44 CEIS Excellence Funds 0
45 CEIS Scholarships 0
46 Educational Leadership Doctorate Program 0
47 Architecture 0
48 Art 0
49 Athletics Scholarship Funds 0
50 2021 Senior Class Gift 0
51 Library - SIIL: Maker Studio 0
Ended
Leaderboard
Night Owl Challenge
The campaign with the most unique donors between 8pm on April 21 and 8am on April 22 will receive a $1,000 prize!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Maximizing Engineering Potential (MEP) 34
2 Music Industry Studies Scholarship Fundraiser 17
3 University-Wide Initiatives 12
4 2021 Senior Class Gift 8
5 Rose Float - Friends of Bill Jacobson Fund 6
6 Pace Setters Scholarship 6
7 Bronco Dreamers Resource Center 6
8 Parenting Student Support 6
9 Veterans Resource Center 5
10 Broncos Care Basic Needs Initiative 5
11 Andrew Lawson Memorial Scholarship 5
12 Agriculture Scholarship Funds 4
13 Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) 4
14 Women in Science and Engineering 4
15 CLASS Scholarship Funds 4
16 Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) 4
17 Renaissance Scholars 3
18 Career Center Clothes Closet 3
19 CLASS Excellence Funds 3
20 Agriculture Excellence Funds 3
21 CBA Scholarship Funds 3
22 Engineering Excellence Funds 2
23 Science Scholarships 2
24 Library - SIIL: Maker Studio 2
25 Engineering Scholarship Funds 2
26 Marvin Malecha Endowed Scholarship 2
27 Engineering Leadership Program 2
28 Donald G Wells Memorial Endowed Scholarship 2
29 American Society of Civil Engineers 2
30 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 2
31 WK Kellogg Arabian Horse Center 1
32 Athletics Scholarship Funds 1
33 CBA Excellence Funds 1
34 CEIS Scholarships 1
35 Urban & Regional Planning 1
36 Alumni Association Student Scholarships 1
37 Partners in Education 1
38 Disability Resource Center 1
39 Other ENV Funds 1
40 Educational Leadership Doctorate Program 1
41 Science Excellence Funds 1
42 Equity in Business 1
43 College of Engineering 0
44 College of Letters, Arts, & Social Sci. 0
45 College of Science 0
46 Huntley College of Agriculture 0
47 College of Business Administration 0
48 College of Environmental Design 0
49 College of Edu & Integrative Studies 0
50 Bronco Athletics 0
51 CEIS Excellence Funds 0
52 B.L.A.C.K. in Landscape Architecture 0
53 Architecture 0
54 Art 0
55 Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies 0
56 Collins College of Hospitality Mgmt. 0
57 Collins College Funds 0
58 Athletics Excellence Funds 0
59 Innovation Brew Works 0
60 Laptops & Wi-Fi Hotspots for Students 0
Ended
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Andrew Lawson Memorial Scholarship Endowment Match
The first $2,000 raised for the Andrew Lawson Memorial Scholarship will be matched dollar for dollar.
$2,000 MATCHED
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