FAFSA School Code: 001146

Types of Scholarships

Middle Class Scholarship

The Middle Class Scholarship (MSC) is a new program beginning in the 2014-15 academic year that provides a scholarship to eligible undergraduate students with family income up to $150,000. Click here for additional information.

CSU, Chico Scholarships

The scholarship application for CSU, Chico opens in October for the following academic year. Scholarship recipients are selected in the spring. In order to be considered for 2014-2015 scholarship opportunities the application and letter of recommendation must be submitted by December 15, 2013 midnight Pacific Standard Time. Click here for additional information.

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CSU, Chico President's Scholarships

A President's Scholars Program was launched in September 1995 as a commitment to academic excellence by the University. Qualified high school seniors who have applied for admission no later than November 30, 2013 may be considered for these prestigious scholarships. For the 2014-2015 academic year, ten $12,000 President's scholarships will be awarded. Click here for additional information on how to apply.

Athletic Scholarships

CSU, Chico is a member of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), NCAA Division II athletic conference, and offers athletic grants-in-aid to selected athletic recruits. The grants-in-aid are subject to the financial limitations and rules imposed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the CCAA. Financial aid, scholarships, specific outside resources and employment are considered in determining compliance with these limitations. For more information, contact Intercollegiate Athletics at 530-898-6470 or click here for their Web site.

External Scholarships

There are excellent privately funded scholarships available to students and their families. These awards do not need to be repaid and are funded from a variety of sources including community organizations, local and national foundations, state and federal government agencies, and private donors. Information about private scholarships is free and may be found in the reference section of public libraries, in high school and college career centers and in college financial aid offices. Students are also encouraged to utilize Web sites such as www.fastweb.com and www.scholarships.com for a personalized scholarship search.

To avoid being a victim of a private scholarship scam, students and their families should keep in mind the following tips:

  1. If you must pay money to get some money, it might be a scam.
  2. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  3. Spend the time, not the money.
  4. Never invest more than a postage stamp to get information about scholarships.
  5. Nobody can guarantee that you’ll win a scholarship.
  6. Legitimate scholarship foundations do not charge a fee.
  7. If you are suspicious of an offer, it is usually with good reason.

For additional information about searching for external scholarships, click here.

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