Student Life and Leadership

Student Leadership Awards

Recipients of the following awards will be honored at the Student Leadership Awards on April 11, 2019.

  • Award for Enhancement of Multicultural Understanding

    Faculty, staff, and students of California State University, Chico are invited to nominate individual students or recognized student organizations for campus recognition and a $500 award. The program is designed to honor students on our campus who have significantly contributed to the development of a positive multicultural environment at California State University, Chico.

    Selection Criteria:

    This award will be granted to an individual student or recognized student organization and may be in the form of leadership, programs and events, or other noteworthy activities they were engaged in. In your proposal please indicate the following:

    • The extent to which the activity increased multicultural understanding
    • Enhancing multicultural understanding: creating, developing, or fostering opportunities to educate the campus and/or community about multicultural communities.
    • The number of people who were affected
    • The quality of the program activity
    • Demonstrate sustained ongoing commitment to project or initiative that increased multicultural understanding

    Scholarship Amount: $500
    Nominations will be reviewed by a committee composed of current faculty, staff and students. To nominate a candidate please submit a completed nomination form.
    Due Date:  March 8, 2019 by 5pm

    Nomination Form (PDF)

  • Chris Hilbert Outstanding Chico State Friend Award 2019

    Christopher Edward Hilbert was a well-loved, down-to-earth young man who lived a very full nineteen years. The last few months before he died in 1994 were strongly associated with CSU, Chico. His time here was short, but he quickly appreciated and personified the best aspects of the Chico experience. He did this through genuine love for the many new friends he made, the faculty who taught him and aided his learning, and the total experience of the University and the community. He expressed this joy to his family by saying, "I'm so happy here that I just smile all the time." His family generously endowed this award to honor Chris's memory by acknowledging a student who exemplifies the qualities of a true friend to fellow students and the entire University. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students for the Chris Hilbert Outstanding Chico State Friend Award. Nominees should demonstrate the qualities of friendship to fellow students and the University as a whole.

    Scholarship Amount: $4,500
    To nominate a candidate please submit a completed nomination form.
    Due Date: March 13 by 5 p.m.

    Nomination Form (PDF)

  • Glenn Kendall Public Service Award

    Faculty, chairs, directors, and deans are invited to nominate students for the 2018-2019 Glenn Kendall Public Service Award. This prestigious award recognizes an outstanding graduating senior with exemplary scholarship and public service and is available to candidates from all fields of study who graduated in fall 2018 or will graduate in spring 2019.

    Selection Criteria

    • Outstanding graduating senior
    • Record of outstanding scholarship, including special studies, projects, and fieldwork in courses involving public service/service learning
    • Record of outstanding public service within the University and the community
    • Record of proven ability to work effectively with others
    • Evidence of traits indicating a dedication to the well-being of people

    Nomination Format

    • 8.5 x 11 paper, stapled, no binders or folders

    Nomination packet needs to include

    • Letter of nomination on behalf of your candidate
    • Candidate's resume
    • Supporting letters and materials

    Send the original to:

    The Glenn Kendall Public Service Award Committee
    Academic Affairs/Kendall 106
    Campus Zip 110
     
    Scholarship Amount: $700
    Due Date: Friday March 8, 2019
     
  • Jackie Faris-Rees Student Leadership Award

    Chico State Alumna Jackie Faris-Rees was President of Associated Students at Chico State in the late 1970's, a member of the Chico Unified District school board, a participant in the Chamber of Commerce and Butte Community Action Agency, and in many other ways dedicated her life to public service and education. She was dedicated to coaching and mentoring students and was a leading advocate for Associated Students. Sadly, Jackie passed away from breast cancer in April 2000. This award was established to honor Jackie, and to continue her legacy of developing and acknowledging excellent leadership in our students. CSY, Chico faculty, staff and students are encouraged to nominate students for the Jackie Faris-Rees Student Leadership Award. Nominees should have significant and outstanding leadership on campus and in the community.

     

    Scholarship Amount: $2,300

    To nominate a candidate please submit a completed nomination form.
    Due Date: March 13 by 5 p.m.
     
     
  • Mac Martin Excellence in Leadership Award

    This award acknowledges an outstanding student leader and an outstanding student athlete leader each year who reflect the values and commitment of Mac Martin. Mac Martin was one of Chico State's most respected and appreciated former staff and alumni members. During his many years of service, Mac assisted in countless student extracurricular activities, helped rebuild the alumni association and started the first food service on campus. Mac was also known for the annual Mac Martin Invitational Basketball Tournament. This award is funded by the Mac Martin Student Leadership Endowment. CSU, Chico faculty, staff and students are encouraged to nominate a student for the Mac Martin Excellence in Leadership Award. Nominees should be an athlete and have significant and outstanding leadership on campus and in the community.

    Scholarship Amount: Two recipients of $1,200 each
    To nominate a candidate please submit a completed nomination form.
    Due Date: March 13 by 5 p.m.

    Nomination Form (PDF)

  • Outstanding CAVE Volunteer Award

    The Long's Award for Outstanding CAVE Volunteer is given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding service as a volunteer in the CAVE program. To nominate a candidate, please download an application from the CAVE website. Submit the application and supporting materials to:

     

    The Longs Award Selection Committee
    CAVE BMU 309

    Award Amount: $500
    Due Date: February 15

  • Ron Rohde Memorial CAVE Scholarship

    These Scholarships memorialize two great men, both named Ron Rohde. Initially established by the younger Ron Rohde in memory of his father, the award now honors both men. The younger Ron Rohde completed both Bachelors and Masters degrees at CSU, Chico and later served as part-time faculty in the Department of Communication Design. Additionally, Ron was actively involved with CAVE where he helped manage and promote the Project Pals Program.

    Selection Criteria:

    These scholarships will be granted to individual students who have been active in CAVE and have made significant contributions as volunteers in the community.

    Scholarship recipients must:

    • Be enrolled at CSU, Chico during the following academic year as undergraduate, graduate or credential students
    • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
    • Apply by completing a Wildcat Scholarship application

    Scholarship Amount: Two recipients of $1,000 each
    Due Date: February 15

  • Chico State Outstanding Student Leader Award

    Students who are recipients of one of the seven college’s Outstanding Student Leader awards, or any of the winners of the other academic, community service, leadership or extra-curricular awards given at the Student Leadership Awards reception are also eligible to be named as the “Chico State Outstanding Student Leader”. This $500 scholarship, sponsored by InterWest Insurance Services, Inc., will be presented to an individual who has demonstrated significant student leadership and has made a substantial contribution to the enrichment of student life at CSU, Chico. 

    The individual colleges and committees of the various awards which will be presented at the Student Leadership Awards will nominate their recipients for consideration. The candidate’s nomination letter and resume must be submitted to:

    Student Life and Leadership
    Attention: Rocio Leal
    BMU 220 or Zip 755
     

    Scholarship Amount: $500
    Due Date:  March 20, 2019

  • Community Service Award

    Wells Fargo Bank established this award to acknowledge Chico State students who have provided outstanding service to the campus and/or the community; those whose volunteer efforts have enriched our campus, made a positive impact on the lives of others and whose leadership has inspired others to do the same.  All CSU, Chico undergraduate students who have demonstrated significant and outstanding leadership on campus and in the community will be considered.

    Scholarship Amount: Three recipients of $1,000 each
    To nominate a candidate please submit a completed nomination form 
    Due Date: March 13 by 5 p.m.

    Nomination form (PDF)

Other Awards Presented

  • President's Academic Excellence Award
  • Bud Hanna Male Scholar Athlete
  • Richard Dahl Female Scholar Athlete