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CSU, Chico Scholarships
California State University, Chico provides scholarship awards to eligible students, and students are encouraged to apply. Scholarships are based on any or all of the following criteria:
- Scholastic excellence
- Financial need
- Outstanding achievement in school or community service
- Active affiliation with honors organizations
- Educational objectives
Some scholarships and merit awards are awarded to students with outstanding academic performance records and special talents. These usually require a separate application or nomination process. New and continuing students should inquire at their academic department offices for information on the availability of special awards.
Students also may wish to research private and community scholarships. See External Scholarships for additional information.
CSU, Chico Scholarship Application Information
The application period for CSU, Chico Scholarships opens on October 1 and closes on December 15 each year. The scholarship application for 2013-2014 is now closed. Scholarship recipients are selected in the spring for the following academic year. In order to be considered for 2013-2014, applications must have been submitted by December 15, 2012 midnight Pacific Standard Time.
Applicants must be enrolled at CSU, Chico or must be regularly eligible for admission. New applicants to the University must have an admission application on file. Students enrolled only through Regional & Continuing Education's Open University are not eligible. All scholarships require that the recipients maintain full-time enrollment (12 units undergraduates and credential; 8 units graduates). All scholarships also require a minimum 2.00 GPA and many require a GPA of 3.00 or higher.
Some scholarships require that recipients demonstrate financial need. In order to be considered for need-based scholarships, you must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than March 2, 2013, for the 2013-2014 academic year. If you are selected as a recipient of a need-based scholarship, your need will be verified prior to any funds being disbursed.