College of Humanities & Fine Arts

College of HFA

Scholarships & Awards

Bix Whitcomb Study Abroad Award

This scholarship was created by Chico State alum Bix Whitcomb to recognize outstanding English or Spanish major students within the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and create an opportunity for them to experience the culminating experience of foreign study. While a student, Bix was a scholar athlete, excelling in swimming as well as in academics as an honors student in English. During his tenure at Chico State he had the opportunity to live and study for one year in Spain, which he considers one of the defining experiences of his college career.

Carol Channing and Harry Kullijian Endowment for the Arts

This scholarship was established by Dr. Channing and Mr. Kullijian to provide financial aid to students in the School of Arts at California State University, Chico. This scholarship recognizes the vital importance of the arts in our culture, and is intended to support those students who are working to keep the arts alive through their educational goals to teach the arts and/or become visual artists, performing artists, and/or musicians. The endowment was created through the donation of $10,000 from the Channing – Kullijian Foundation and proceeds from a special campus performance by Carol Channing in September 2006.

Elizabeth Randolph Study Abroad Award

Chico State alum Elizabeth Randolph (Spanish, '68) created this $3500 award to help support the study abroad experience of one student each year from the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Betsy spent a year in Spain while a student at Chico State, and believes her study abroad experience was one of the most formative times of her life. Betsy, a retired teacher, also supports a Spanish Language scholarship, and returns to campus regularly for Phi Sigma Iota events, of which she is an honorary member. The award recipient is selected based on his or her application each spring by a committee chaired by the Dean.