Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships are available from various sources. The Department administers scholarships specifically for students majoring in Sustainable Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, or Mechatronic Engineering. The University awards scholarships which are available to all CSUC students. Other scholarships are awarded by non-university affiliated entities.

Applying for Department and University Scholarships

Students enrolled at California State University, Chico as a Sustainable Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, or Mechatronic Engineering major are eligible to apply. Scholarship recipients must maintain full-time enrollment and academic eligibility at the University and continue to comply with all criteria specific to the scholarship. Scholarships are based upon criteria defined by the sponsors of the scholarships.

To be considered for a Sustainable Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, or Mechatronic Engineering scholarship, one must submit an online University Scholarship Application during the fall semester proceeding the academic year in which the scholarship proceeds are dispersed.

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The deadline for submitting applications is December 15 in the academic year prior to disbursement of the funds.

Department Scholarships and Awards

To receive a scholarship, one must apply. Awards require no application. Department scholarship and award recipients are selected by the Department Scholarships/Awards Committees and will be invited to attend the Department's Awards Presentation and Faculty Roast in April proceeding the academic year in which the scholarship proceeds are dispersed.

The available department scholarships and awards are listed below.

Sustainable Manufacturing Scholarships

Bill Wesley Brown Kiwanis Industrial Technology Scholarship

Criteria: Scholarship, financial need, and continuing student at any level

Dauterman Brothers Manufacturing Scholarship

Criteria: Financial need, scholarship, attitude, and continuing student, and perceived potential for student to advance the cause of quality in manufacturing

Development Technologies Injection Mold Tooling Scholarship

Criteria: Continuing Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Technology student with heavy interest in the tooling side of the molding business; shows creativity and understanding of tool design, tool building, and part design for injection molding, as well as leadership with the department; 2.0 grade point average or better

C. Bradley Page Industrial Technology Scholarship

Criteria: Scholarship, financial need, and continuing student

Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering Scholarships

Reuben Bond Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: Financial need; 2.0 grade point average or better; junior, senior, or grad student

Arthur C. Coggins Engineering Scholarship

Criteria: Interest in area of energy; scholarship; 2.0 grade point average or better

Carroll A. Curtis Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: Excellence in something and 2.0 grade point average or better

David and Karen Egly Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: Financial need and 3.0 grade point average or better

Grimm Family Engineering Scholarship

Criteria: Financial need; 3.0 or better grade point average; sophomore, junior, senior, or grad student

Carl A. Kountz Engineering Scholarship

Criteria: Financial need, resident of California, 3.0 grade point average or better, freshman or sophomore

Herbert F. Langdon Scholarship

Criteria: Reputation for integrity and honesty, leadership, and professional engineering aptitude are primary criteria; academic performance is of secondary importance; 2.0 grade point average or better

Dale Newton Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: Financial need; preference given to students with strong interest in aerodynamics, fluid mechanics, or thermal sciences; academic excellence; high moral character; 3.0 grade point average or better

Jerry Nunes Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: Financial need, 2.8 grade point average or better overall, 3.0 grade point average or better in engineering, junior or senior, preferably a Chico High School graduate

Dave and Frances Ramme Scholarship

Criteria: Financial need, 3.0 grade point average or better, preferably a graduate of Butte Community College

Savio and Pattie Woo Outstanding Engineering Student Scholarship

Criteria: Continuing undergraduate Mechanical Engineering student who has a special interest in bioengineering, sports medicine, sports science, or an excellent Mechanical Engineering student who excels in athletics. Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior with a 3.0 grade point average or better

Joint Scholarships

Development Technologies Leadership Scholarship

Criteria: Continuing Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Technology student that is an active member of SPE, SME, or ASME who demonstrates people and technical skills and is heavily involved with the department and has a 2.0 grade point average of better

John Pawek CAD Scholarship

Criteria: Continuing student with financial need, 3.0 grade point average or better, and interest in Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) or Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM). Participation in CAD/CAM Robotic Challenge preferred

Sustainable Manufacturing Awards

Sustainable Manufacturing Faculty Award

Criterion: Exceptional contribution to the Manufacturing Technology Program at California State University, Chico

Polymer Production Achievement Award

Criterion: Exceptional contribution to Plastics Manufacturing at California State University, Chico

Plastics Manufacturing Manager Award

Criterion: Manager of Plastics Manufacturing who demonstrates exceptional contribution to Plastics Manufacturing at California State University, Chico

Ray Rummell Manufacturing Technology Award

Criteria: Scholarship, involvement in extra-curricular manufacturing related activities, and continuing student

Mechanical Engineering Awards

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Award

Criterion: Exceptional contribution to the Mechanical Engineering Program at California State University, Chico

Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Senior Award

Criteria: Graduating mechanical engineering major with highest major grade point average

Service to ASME Student Chapter Award

Criteria: Service to ASME Student Chapter and member of ASME

Mechanical Engineering Community Service Award

Criterion: Contribution to promotion of science, engineering, and Mechanical Engnineering Program

Mechanical Engineering Alumni Award

Criterion: Contribution to student organizations

Mechatronic Engineering Awards

Mechatronic Engineering Faculty Award

Criterion: Exceptional contribution to the Mechatronic Engineering Program at California State University, Chico

Mechatronic Engineering Outstanding Senior Award

Criteria: Graduating mechatronic engineering major with highest major grade point average

Service to AIME Student Chapter Award

Criteria: Service to AIME and current member of AIME

Mechatronic Engineering Community Service Award

Criterion: Contribution to promotion of science, engineering, and Mechatronic Engineering Program

Mechatronic Engineering Alumni Award

Criterion: Contribution to student organizations

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