The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers over 75 scholarships providing financial support to students majoring in one of our fine 11 academic programs. Available scholarships range in value from modest financial assistance to full financial support, some are based on financial need and others are based on academic merit.

Applying for a scholarship is easy. Visit the university scholarship page to apply through a simple one-application process. Online applications open on January 2, 2015 and close on February 15, 2015. If you have questions regarding the college scholarship process, please call the college office at 530-898-4926 or email us at

Academic and Performance Scholarships

If you are a high achieving student and plan to attend CSU, Chico fall 2016, we invite you to apply for an Academic and Performance scholarship. This scholarship is for incoming freshman or transfer students who are attending California State University, Chico for the first time. To qualify you must have an incoming GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), enroll minimum of 12 units in fall and spring semesters, and major in one of the academic programs offered in the college; see the application form for a listing of majors offered in the college. To complete your online application, click here. It is recommended you save the application form to your desktop before filling out. The online application deadline is February 15, 2015 at midnight.