University Awards

Recipients of the following awards will be honored at the University Awards Reception in April of 2019.

Award for the Enhancement of Multicultural Understanding

Faculty, staff, and students of California State University, Chico are invited to nominate individual students or recognized student organizations for campus recognition and a $500 award. The program is designed to honor students on our campus who have significantly contributed to the development of a positive multicultural environment at California State University, Chico.

Selection Criteria:

This award will be granted to an individual student or recognized student organization and may be in the form of leadership, programs and events, or other noteworthy activities they were engaged in. In your proposal please indicate the following:

  • The extent to which the activity increased multicultural understanding
  • Enhancing multicultural understanding: creating, developing, or fostering opportunities to educate the campus and/or community about multicultural communities.
  • The number of people who were affected
  • The quality of the program activity
  • Demonstrate sustained ongoing commitment to project or initiative that increased multicultural understanding

Scholarship Amount: $500

Nominations will be reviewed by a committee composed of current faculty, staff and students. To nominate a candidate please submit a completed nomination form. 

Nomination Form

Due Date:  TBD

Chris Hilbert Outstanding Chico State Friend Award 2019

Christopher Edward Hilbert was a well-loved, down-to-earth young man who lived a very full nineteen years. The last few months before he died in 1994 were strongly associated with CSU, Chico. His time here was short, but he quickly appreciated and personified the best aspects of the Chico experience. He did this through genuine love for the many new friends he made, the faculty who taught him and aided his learning, and the total experience of the University and the community. He expressed this joy to his family by saying, "I'm so happy here that I just smile all the time." His family generously endowed this award to honor Chris's memory by acknowledging a student who exemplifies the qualities of a true friend to fellow students and the entire University. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students for the Chris Hilbert Outstanding Chico State Friend Award. Nominees should demonstrate the qualities of friendship to fellow students and the University as a whole.

Scholarship Amount: $5,000

To nominate a candidate please submit a completed nomination form.

Nomination From

Due Date: TBD

Glenn Kendall Public Service Award

Faculty, chairs, directors, and deans are invited to nominate candidates for the 2018-2019 Glenn Kendall Public Service Award. Each year this prestigious award is given to an outstanding graduating senior with exemplary scholarship and public service to the University and community. It is a President's award that is available to candidates from all fields of study and service who graduated in fall 2018 or will graduate in spring 2019.

Scholarship Amount: $600

Selection Criteria

Outstanding graduating senior (graduated December 2018 or graduating May 2019)

  • Record of outstanding scholarship, including special studies, projects, and fieldwork in courses involving public service/service learning
  • Record of outstanding public service within the University and the community
  • Record of proven ability to work effectively with others, and
  • Evidence of traits indicating a dedication to the well-being of people

Nomination Format

  • 8.5 x 11 paper, stapled, with no binders or folders

Nomination packet needs to include

  • A letter of nomination on behalf of your candidate
  • The candidate's resume
  • Supporting letters and materials

Submit Nomination Packets to:

The Glenn Kendall Public Service Award Committee
Office of the Provost
Campus Zip 110
Or drop off in Kendall Hall 106
Due Date: TBD

Jackie Faris-Rees Student Leadership Award  

Chico State Alumna Jackie Faris-Rees was President of Associated Students at Chico State in the late 1970's, a member of the Chico Unified District school board, a participant in the Chamber of Commerce and Butte Community Action Agency, and in many other ways dedicated her life to public service and education. She was dedicated to coaching and mentoring students and was a leading advocate for Associated Students. Sadly, Jackie passed away from breast cancer in April 2000. This award was established to honor Jackie, and to continue her legacy of developing and acknowledging excellent leadership in our students. CSY, Chico faculty, staff and students are encouraged to nominate students for the Jackie Faris-Rees Student Leadership Award. Nominees should have significant and outstanding leadership on campus and in the community.

Scholarship Amount: $1,800
To nominate a candidate please submit a completed nomination form.

Nomination Form

Due Date: TBD

Mac Martin Excellence in Leadership Award

This award acknowledges an outstanding student leader and an outstanding student athlete leader each year who reflect the values and commitment of Mac Martin. Mac Martin was one of Chico State's most respected and appreciated former staff and alumni members. During his many years of service, Mac assisted in countless student extracurricular activities, helped rebuild the alumni association and started the first food service on campus. Mac was also known for the annual Mac Martin Invitational Basketball Tournament. This award is funded by the Mac Martin Student Leadership Endowment. CSU, Chico faculty, staff and students are encouraged to nominate a student for the Mac Martin Excellence in Leadership Award. Nominees should be an athlete and have significant and outstanding leadership on campus and in the community.

Scholarship Amount: Two recipients of $2,000 each

To nominate a candidate please submit a completed nomination form.

Nomination Form

Due Date: TBD

Myles Tracy Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award

Student organization members are invited to nominate their faculty/staff advisor for campus recognition and a $500 award.  The program is designed to honor those advisors who have consistently demonstrated their dedication and skill in service to their respective student organizations.

One letter of nomination from the student organization is required and you may submit up to five additional letters of support from individual students, alumni, faculty, and staff.  Nomination materials will NOT be returned, so please make a copy before submitting.  Supporting documentation should address, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Demonstration of a caring attitude toward students in the organization
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Availability to students
  • Frequency of contact with students
  • Demonstrated strong relationships with students
  • Knowledge of institutional regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Use of appropriate information sources
  • Ability to make effective referrals
  • Ability to engage in developmental advising (career and life planning)
  • Participation in activities designed to strengthen advising skills and knowledge
  • Perception by colleagues of nominee’s involvement with student organizations
  • Evidence of student organization success rate

Other outstanding nominees will receive appropriate campus recognition, based on evidence of effective advising qualities and practices which distinguish the nominee as an outstanding student organization advisor.

Scholarship Amount: $500

To nominate a candidate please click on the link below.

Nomination Form

Due Date: TBD

Outstanding CAVE Volunteer Award

The Long's Award for Outstanding CAVE Volunteer is given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding service as a volunteer in the CAVE program. To nominate a candidate, please download an application from the CAVE website. Submit the application and supporting materials to:

The Longs Award Selection Committee
Award Amount: $500
Due Date: TBD

Ron Rohde Memorial CAVE Scholarship

These Scholarships memorialize two great men, both named Ron Rohde. Initially established by the younger Ron Rohde in memory of his father, the award now honors both men. The younger Ron Rohde completed both Bachelors and Masters degrees at CSU, Chico and later served as part-time faculty in the Department of Communication Design. Additionally, Ron was actively involved with CAVE where he helped manage and promote the Project Pals Program.

Selection Criteria:

These scholarships will be granted to individual students who have been active in CAVE and have made significant contributions as volunteers in the community.

Scholarship Amount: Two recipients of $1,000

Scholarship recipients must:

  • Be enrolled at CSU, Chico during the following academic year as undergraduate, graduate or credential students
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Apply by completing a Wildcat Scholarhip application

Due Date: TBD

Chico State Outstanding Student Leader Award

Each of the academic colleges, schools, and interdisciplinary programs will nominate students who have illustrated excellence in academic endeavors, community service, leadership and involvement in extra-curricular activities. The overall winner will be chosen from this group. This $500 scholarship, sponsored by Interwest Insurance Services Inc., will be presented to an individual who has demonstrated significant student leadership and has made a substantial contribution to the enrichment of student life at CSU, Chico.  

Scholarship Amount: $500

To nominate a student, please submit a nomination letter to your College Dean.  The individual college will then select one candidate to be nominated for this award. The college must submit the candidate’s nomination letter and candidates resume to:

Student Life and Leadership
Attention: Rocio Leal
BMU 220 or Zip 755

Due Date:  TBD

Other Awards Presented

Bud Hanna Scholar Athlete

Richard Dahl Scholar Athlete

Outstanding Student Leader Awards for Each College

President's Academic Excellence Award