University Advancement

Scholarships and Awards

Giving to scholarships or awards provides you an opportunity to directly impact a student’s life. As costs of public education continue to rise, more than two-thirds of our students rely on financial aid, but donors like you can help! Scholarships and awards are vital to making a Chico State education accessible and providing ongoing support to returning students. In addition to lessening a student’s financial burden, they are a great way to recognize a student’s commitment to academics and excellence in leadership. 

Give to an existing scholarship or a general scholarship fund, and your gift will be combined with other donors’ gifts to provide an even larger scholarship. Every gift matters when it comes to helping students!

If you have a specific scholarship in mind, please contact the Scholarship and Donor Relations Office by emailing

Establish an Annual Named Scholarship or Award

With a minimum gift of $1,500, you can create a named scholarship that may be renewed each year with an annual gift. This is a wonderful way to memorialize or honor a family member or friend.

Establish an Endowed Named Scholarship or Award

With a minimum gift of $25,000, you can create a permanent scholarship fund that dedicates a portion of the annual earnings from the endowment to be used for the scholarship award. Endowed scholarships may be established with an outright gift of cash or appreciated stocks, or through a multiyear pledge or a bequest.

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Scholarship and Donor Relations

To discuss establishing a scholarship or an award at Chico State please contact Donor Relations at