With more than $60,000 in University scholarships offered annually through the College of Agriculture, as well as countless private agricultural scholarships available from independent organizations, corporations, and individuals, there are many opportunities for students to offset the expenses of their education. For more information about scholarships available through the College of Agriculture, please stop by the Outreach and Retention Office in Plumas 231, or call 530-898-4262.
CSU, Chico Scholarships are administered through the CSU, Chico Financial Aid and Scholarship Office. The 2016-2017 CSU, Chico Online Scholarship Application will be available the first of January 2016. For detailed information on all financial aid and CSU, Chico scholarships, please visit: Financial Aid Office.
The College of Agriculture Recruitment Scholarship Applications are now available. TRANSCRIPTS FOR THE RECRUITMENT SCHOLARSHIP MAY BE UNOFFICIAL. This scholarship is contingent upon admissions into California State University, Chico, with attendance beginning fall 2016 as a declared major in one of the programs offered by the College of Agriculture, enrollment each semester as a full time student, carry a minimum of two courses offered through the College of Agriculture, and maintenance of a 3.0 GPA in university course work.
The Bell Family Presidential Scholarship, the largest scholarship endowment in the University, will be available to first time freshmen beginning in Fall 2014. Recipients will receive $5,000 per year for four years. Bell Family Presidential Scholars will be selected from the College of Agriculture Recruitment Scholarship Applicant Pool and will be based on academic achievement, commitment to agriculture, leadership, and civic engagement. To apply for the Bell Family Presidential Scholarship, students must first complete the College of Agriculture Recruitment Scholarship Application. The application must be postmarked by December 15th. Applicants who meet the academic eligibility for the Bell Family Presidential Scholarship, high school GPA of 3.5 and 1200 total SAT I Reasoning Test Score (includes verbal plus mathematics) or 27 ACT, will be invited to submit an essay for further consideration.
Private Scholarships are offered by organizations, corporations, and individuals outside of the College of Agriculture. Although they are not administered by the University, many of these donors list their scholarship opportunities with the Outreach and Retention Office.