Scholarships

Alumni Association Scholarships

The Alumni Association offers four scholarships worth $1,000 each ($500 awarded for two semesters).

The scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Recipient must be the dependent of an Alumni Association member
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Must have a minimum of two semesters left for degree completion
  • Must complete the CSU, Chico Scholarship Application Form (applications for the 2014-2015 academic year are available October 1, 2013 and due by December 15, 2013)
  • Must complete the Alumni Association Supplemental Scholarship Application (SurveyMonkey link).

Apply on the Financial Aid & Scholarship Web site.

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The Wayne Harder Memorial Scholarship

The Chico Chapter sponsors the Wayne Harder Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is for $2,000 ($1,000 awarded each semester) and is awarded to a new or returning Chico State Student from the prefaced 959 or 960 zip codes (essentially from Redding to Marysville) who is the dependent of a Chico Chapter Alumni Association member. This scholarship requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 and is funded by the proceeds from the annual Chico Chapter Spring Tri-Tip Barbecue.

This scholarship is named for founding Chico Chapter board member Wayne Harder who passed away Nov. 25, 2007. Wayne was committed to the alumni and students of Chico State, and to making the University better. Wayne is be greatly missed.

Applicants must complete the CSU, Chico Scholarship Application on the Financial Aid & Scholarship Web site (by December 15, 2013), and must complete theAlumni Association Supplemental Scholarship Application (SurveyMonkey link).

Graham Whitney Scholarship

The two Graham Whitney Scholarships, endowed by the Whitney family in the name of Chico State alum Graham Whitney (class of 1957), are awarded to incoming or returning Chico State students who have graduated from the Chico Unified School District. Whitney, a former Alumni Association president, founded the Chico Chapter Scholarship Development program. The scholarship was initiated in June 1999, and is funded by the proceeds from sales of water during the undergraduate commencement ceremonies.

Apply on the Financial Aid & Scholarship Web site.

President's Scholars

The President's Scholars Program was launched in September 1995 as a commitment to academic excellence.

The Alumni Association funds one of ten scholarships of $12,000 each ($3,000 per year for four years). The scholarship is awarded to a student with superior academic accomplishment in high school who participates in the President's Scholar competition. Recipients of the scholarships are determined by results of competitive examinations taken at the CSU, Chico campus.