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Information for Recipients

How Scholarship Recipients Are Notified

Wildcat Scholarship recipients will be notified in the summer for the upcoming school year via their Wildcat e-mail, with instructions to accept or decline the scholarship offer.  All scholarship qualifications must be met in order for recipients to receive and maintain their scholarships. 

As a scholarship recipient, you must complete the following steps before your Wildcat Scholarship can be posted to your student account.

  • You must be enrolled full-time (12 units for undergraduates or credential, 8 units for graduates).
  • You must accept your scholarship through your Chico State Student Center. Enter the Student Center via the Chico portal.

The first disbursement of Wildcat Scholarships is generally the Thursday prior to the first week of classes and then each Thursday following as awards are accepted and holds are completed.

If eligibility is NOT maintained, your scholarship may be rescinded. Please notify the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office if your status has changed. 

It will pay registration fees or other charges due on your student account for the term of the award. The balance remaining after all charges are paid will be sent as a check to your mailing address, or deposited electronically via electronic fund transfer (EFT). You may access your account summary through your Student Center. To sign up, follow the instructions from Student Financial Services.

Tips for Writing Thank You Letters

Thank you letters are extremely important to many of the individual donors and businesses who support the Wildcat Scholarship program, and are much appreciated. You will receive a request either from our Wildcat Scholarship or from a college advancement office for a thank you letter which will be forwarded to a scholarship donor. 

Your letter does not need to be long but it should include the following information:

  • Name of scholarship received
  • Your major and class level and future career or educational goals
  • A brief statement of how the scholarship will benefit you
  • Your first and last name clearly printed
  • Your signature

Please address your letter to "Dear Scholarship Donor." It is important to check your spelling and grammar. Remember this letter is a reflection of you as a student scholar.

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