Multicultural and Gender Studies


Thanks to the generosity of friends and alumni, the Department of Multicultural and Gender Studies has many scholarships to offer to our students. 

CSU, Chico scholarships require completion of the online scholarship application, which can be obtained through the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office(opens in new window).

While all scholarships require this application, some program scholarships have additional application requirements. You may view these requirements on the CSU, Chico Scholarships website. 

  • Henry and Doris Peterson Memorial Scholarship
    The recipient must be a student in one of the BSS Depts or programs. Preference is given to first-generation students and students who volunteer or work in the community on behalf of those less fortunate.
  • Jen O’Hare Memorial Scholarship
    The Women's Studies Program and Jen's mother Linda Pfost established this scholarship to honor Jen, a Women's Studies student who died tragically in an automobile accident in fall 1999. Jen was passionate about growing as a person and lived her education with this as her primary goal.
  • Natividad G. Lucero Scholarship
    This scholarship was established in 1990 in memory of the donor's grandmother. Dr. Nancy Barceló wishes to honor her grandmother by providing scholarship support to students who are pursuing Chicano Studies and who demonstrate an intention to use their education to support and make a difference in Latino communities.
  • Multicultural and Gender Studies Scholar-Activist Scholarship
    President Paul Zingg created this scholarship to support students that demonstrate academic excellence and commitment within the Multicultural and Gender Studies program. This scholarship is intended to promote students who would exhibit social responsibility and seek to contribute to an increasingly diverse world. 
  • Bob Sherrard Award

    Major in political science, social science, social work, or economics, but preference is given to students who minor in Multicultural and Gender Studies.

    • Minimum overall GPA 2.5
    • Must  have completed a minimum of 12 units at CSUC and be a senior when the funds are disbursed
    • Selection made on academic achievement, campus and community leadership, and potential for contributing to the improvement of economically disadvantaged members of society through political and social change.