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Entrepreneurial Scholarships

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Entrepreneurship Scholarships

To apply, access the Wildcat Scholarship Application through the financial aid and scholarship page.

Open the application period is January 2—February 15 for the academic year. The application link (see wildcat icon) is only available when the application period is open.

Lulu's Entrepreneurship Scholarship Endowment

It was through scholarships that the mother-daughter team were able to attend and graduate from college. This scholarship is their way of thanking the business and academic community. 

  • Any major
  • Must be actively involved with the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Association for Women in Business, or other demonstrable entrepreneurship activities (i.e. Collegiate Entrepreneurial Association)
  • Continuing student
  • Class level: SO, JR, SR
  • Minimum overall GPA 2.75 but 3.0 preferred if students meets the other qualifications


Tom Tognoli Scholarship

Tom Tognoli is the Founder, President, and CEO of the Intero Real Estate Services, Inc., a leading U.S. real estate brokerage headquartered in California's Silicon Valley. Tom is backed by over 25 years of real estate experience, from being a top-producing agent to being one of the founding partners and leaders of Intero. He is an advocate of personal and professional growth and development and he inspires everyone at Intero by example.

  • Major: Business
  • Preference for students who express interest in entrepreneurship, desire to help make their community and world a better place and demonstrate leadership and presentation skills
  • Continuing and transfer student
  • Class level: JR, SR
  • Minimum overall GPA 3.0 and above


Judy Sitton SAGE Scholarship

SAGE is an international network dedicated to creating the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders whose innovation and social enterprises address our world's unmet needs. Chico State students are matched with teenage SAGE teams in the North State and throughout California to provide business consulting and mentoring to their younger proteges. 

  • Any major
  • Must be an active participant in SAGE and CSU, Chico. Preference given to students actively in officer-type positions. 
  • Continuing and transfer student
  • Minimum overall GPA 3.0 and above


Paul and Evelyn Richmond Memorial Scholarship

  • Any major 
  • Preference for students working to support themselves, an entrepreneurial-minded student, someone who works in fast food or a restaurant or with a goal to start a restaurant

  For a full list of scholarships for business and entrepreneurship-focused students, please click here.

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