Oct. 23, 2017Vol. 48, Issue 2

Twelve Students Honored with Rawlins Merit Awards

Chico State students stand with President Gayle E. Hutchinson outside of Kendall Hall after being named Rawlins Merit Award winners. 

Twelve students with major achievements in the classroom and in the community were honored in a special ceremony on October 16 as recipients of the 36th annual Lieutenant Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award.

The award—one of the largest and most prestigious at Chico State—celebrates scholarship, extracurricular activities, and outstanding academic and professional accomplishments. Awards are also based on evidence of a student’s sincere intent to complete their education, to increase their personal knowledge, and to achieve success in every aspect of life.

The Rawlins merit scholarships are named in honor of Lt. Robert Merton Rawlins, who died piloting a B-29 bomber over Tokyo Bay during World War II. Wishing to leave a legacy in the name of her son, Fern Rawlins established the Lt. Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award endowment in 1981.

Since the program’s inception, more than $1 million in scholarships has been awarded to more than 800 deserving CSU, Chico students.

Meet the students joining the ranks this year.



It is our pleasure to introduce our wonderful community, one human at a time. We may be different, but we are together. Read more

CalFresh Day, a half-ton of fresh produce was given to students and a large canned food donation was made to the Wildcat Pantry.

CalFresh Day

During CalFresh Day, a half-ton of fresh produce was given to students along with an enormous canned food donation to the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry!      Watch video