College of Natural Sciences

Floyd L. English Natural Sciences Scholarship

The generosity of Dr. Floyd L. English, alumnus of California State University, Chico, and the Andrew Foundation makes it possible to award scholarships to students majoring in programs in the College of Natural Sciences each year.

Read more about Dr. English on Distinguished Alumni.

Scholarship Criteria  

Recipient student must be an undergraduate, in good academic standing, currently enrolled or an incoming freshman or transfer student who has been accepted to California State University, Chico, and has declared a major in an academic area of the College of Natural Sciences. (If you hold a bachelor's degree, you are not eligible to apply.)

Students must submit a completed application packet to be considered for this scholarship. The application packet must include:

  1. The Floyd L. English Natural Sciences Scholarship Application form
  2. A one-page autobiography (at least 200 words)
  3. A one-page letter discussing their personal and professional goals
  4. Three letters of recommendation (one-page maximum each) from a current or recent high school or college advisors, professors, mentors, employers or business professionals. These letters of recommendation should address academic achievement, financial need, involvement in student activities, creativity, leadership, community service, professional goals, personal qualities that indicate potential for success, and how this scholarship will make a difference.

Selection Procedure

  • The deciding criterion for the award is the student's potential for achievement in a profession that is science or mathematics based.
  • Renewal of multiple year scholarships requires the student to remain an undergraduate in good academic standing and be making adequate progress towards a degree in an academic area of the College of Natural Sciences. Graduate students are not eligible to receive an award and any recipient receiving an award who enters graduate school is no longer eligible for continued support.
  • Semi-finalist will be chosen on the basis of their application materials and will be interviewed on the Chico State campus.
  • Recipients of the Floyd L. English Natural Sciences Scholarship will be notified in March 2019.
    • Your attendance is required at the Chico State campus for a scholarship reception on Friday, April 12th. 
  • Recipients will receive one-half of their award in the fall semester and one-half in the spring semester.

How to Apply

Review the scholarship guidelines (PDF) and application (PDF). Submit your completed application packet to the College of Natural Sciences, Dean's Office by 5 pm on Friday, February 15, 2019.  

Drop off: Holt Hall, Room 285
Mail: College of Natural Sciences - Floyd L. English Scholarship
            CSU, Chico
            Chico, CA 95926-0555
Fax: 530-898-4363

If you have any questions, please contact the college office at 530-898-6121 or 

Floyd L. English

20 Years Celebrating the Floyd L. English Scholarship

The College of Natural Sciences celebrated 20 years of past recipient success stories and current scholarship recipients, at the 2014-2015 Floyd L. English Scholarship Reception. See the video below for highlights of the event.

Most recent recipients