Concrete Industry Management


CIM Scholarships

Patron Scholarships

The CIM program can offer financial assistance to every eligible CIM student, thanks to the ongoing support of a strong industry patron program of more than 50 companies and individuals. These generous Chico CIM Patrons graciously provide financial assistance each semester for eligible students to help students pursue their degrees in CIM at Chico State.

This financial assistance can help reduce the overall expense of schooling and is a reliable, renewable funding source if applicants continue to meet simple criteria every year.

Who can apply?

Full-time students can apply and must re-apply with a new application submitted each semester. Information regarding details and deadlines is shared with students at the beginning of each semester during the all-majors meeting.

When to apply:

This is available within the first 2-3 weeks of becoming a CIM student.

How to apply:

A questionnaire will be sent to all students enrolled in the CIM program with information about financial assistance available for the semester. For example, 2024 students (fall-spring) will have $2,000 available per semester and $4,000 for the year.


  • All applicants must fill out the questionnaire
  • Applicants must have a 2.9 minimum GPA.
  • There are no exclusions. Students may apply at any point in their program, whether they are a freshman in their first year or a “Super Senior” in their sixth year.
  • Applicants are not required to submit any personal financial information. The financial assistance is open to all financial backgrounds

What can this financial assistance be used for?

While CIM encourages students to put funding towards school-related items, it is up to the recipient’s discretion. CIM Patrons chose the amount of this financial assistance to cover around 50% of tuition at the current rates. This is subject to change and will likely increase as tuition increases.

Important Notes:

Professors and program leaders have the right to allocate or deny the funds in special cases, i.e. in the event of a student taking advantage of the system or taking an excessively long time to complete the CIM program.

Additional Financial Assistance Opportunities

Throughout the semester, each Patron company offers different financial assistance opportunities. The CIM program helps connect them to students in need. They include

Wildcat Scholarships

The University Scholarship Application is available from the CSU Chico Financial Aid and Scholarship Office. The application is open January 2nd through February 1st for fund distribution the next academic year.

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Additional Industry Scholarships

Many associations offer scholarships which are intended for CIM students. Use the list below to find scholarships and their deadlines.

CarbonCure Sustainability in Concrete Scholarship: TBD  carboncure

Concrete Pipe Scholarship: TBD  Concrete Pipe Scholarship

AOE Fellowship for CIM students: Opens July 1, 2024  aci-foundation

AOE Fellowship for CIM students: Opens July 1, 2024

2024 VCE Scholarship Program: Opens March 11, 2024  2024 VCE Scholarship Program

 American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) Scholarship:  _assets/documents/2024-undergraduate-scholarship-application.pdf (PDF) and  _assets/documents/2024-undergraduate-scholarship-evaluation-form.pdf (PDF)