Our Opportunities

Welcome! The scholarship opportunities listed below are provided by gifts from generous donors to support CSU, Chico students. You may review the scholarship opportunities listed below without signing in.

*The 2021-2022 Wildcat Scholarship Application is NOW CLOSED! Reviews are currently in progress. Notifications will go out after June 2021.

To apply for our scholarships, click the “Sign In” button to begin your General Scholarship Application. You must have a CSU, Chico Username and Password to sign in.
Your application along with imported data from your student record will automatically match to qualifications for each scholarship opportunity. You DO NOT need to apply individually for Wildcat scholarships, unless directed to “Recommended Opportunities” when your general application is complete.

External scholarships are offered by companies and organizations outside of CSU, Chico. Click on "External” in the Opportunities tab in the red bar above to view list.

For more detailed information on scholarships, please visit our Scholarships webpage at http://www.csuchico.edu/fa/scholarships.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$3,000.00 Clif Sellers Memorial Scholarship
Major: Geography and Planning and have goals to complete Certificate in Land and Use and Environmental Planning. Minimum overall GPA...
Major: Geography and Planning and have goals to complete Certificate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00
Ended
$1000 min CME Academic & Performance Recruitment Scholarship
RECRUITMENT- Academic and Performance Scholarships are to be used to recruit incoming freshman or transfers who have demonstrated academic...
RECRUITMENT- Academic and Performance Scholarships are to be used to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1000 min
Ended
Varies Coakley-Hanton Scholarship Endowment
Major: Nursing Financial need Class level: JR, SR Enrollment status: Continuing Must be accepted into the Nursing Program Professor Emerita...
Major: Nursing Financial need Class level: JR, SR Enrollment...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$600 Colleen & Jon Wrysinski Scholarship
Majors in College of Engineering, Computer Science & Construction Management Minimum overall gpa 2.75 Financial need Undergraduate Both...
Majors in College of Engineering, Computer Science & Construction...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600
Ended
Varies College of Agriculture Scholarships
RECRUITMENT – This award is intended for entering freshmen or transfer students in the College of Agriculture. Major in the College of...
RECRUITMENT – This award is intended for entering freshmen or transfer...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
varies College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Any Continuing BSS majors GPA: 2.5-3.0 1. Demonstrate Financial Need; preference given to the highest need 2. Demonstrate involvement in...
Any Continuing BSS majors GPA: 2.5-3.0 1. Demonstrate Financial Need;...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
Varies College of Business General Scholarship
Major in the College of Business Minimum gpa: 2.5 Financial Need All class levels: FR, SO, JR, SR, Grad This scholarship was established to...
Major in the College of Business Minimum gpa: 2.5 Financial...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Colonel Jack H. Taylor U.S.A.F. (Retired) Jazz Studies Scholarship
Major: Music Any medium of performance (Keyboard, Voice, Musical Instrument, or Composition) Participant in the CSU, Chico Jazz Ensemble...
Major: Music Any medium of performance (Keyboard, Voice, Musical...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Colonel Steve Dorfman Memorial Scholarship
College of Agriculture major Class level sophomore, junior or senior Applicant will be asked to demonstrate the following: Public service...
College of Agriculture major Class level sophomore, junior or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Communication Studies Alumni Scholarship
Major: Communication Studies Continuing student must have completed a minimum of 12 units of CMST units at the time of selection. Minimum...
Major: Communication Studies Continuing student must have completed...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Cora Nixon and Charlie L. Nutson Scholarship
Any major Undergraduate Graduate of Mt. Shasta High School (Siskiyou County) attending CSU, Chico. Based on scholastic, athletic,...
Any major Undergraduate Graduate of Mt. Shasta High School...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$6,000.00 Crankstart Reentry Scholarship
Apply only if you meet the qualifications. Applicant MUST BE a REENTRY student defined as returned or returning after having a cumulative gap in...
Apply only if you meet the qualifications. Applicant MUST BE a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $6,000.00
Ended
$2,500.00 Crankstart Transfer Scholarship
Any Major Undergraduate Transfer from a California community college within the last four years Financial Need Maintain satisfactory academic...
Any Major Undergraduate Transfer from a California community college...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$200 min CSU Chico Young Farmers Scholarship
Major in the College of Agriculture. Selection based on : scholarship; leadership; FFA membership. If sufficient funding award 1 continuing...
Major in the College of Agriculture. Selection based on :...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $200 min
Ended
$1,000 CSU, Chico Alumni Association Scholarship
Student recipients to be the dependent of a Chico State alumn. Preference can be given to dependents of lifetime members or past members of...
Student recipients to be the dependent of a Chico State...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
Varies Dale D. Stevenson Memorial Scholarship
Major in Department of Computer Science Minimum overall gpa 3.5, Financial need Class level: senior or graduate student. This scholarship was...
Major in Department of Computer Science Minimum overall gpa...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000 Dale Newton Memorial Scholarship
Major in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering and Manufacturing, Minimum overall gpa 3.0 Financial need Must possess...
Major in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
varies Dale Stewart Koepp Scholarship
*Any major. This scholarship was established to support students in honor of Dale Stewart Koepp, the daughter of John and Nancy...
*Any major. This scholarship was established to support students in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$1000 minimum Dan and Linda Beadle Agricultural Education Scholarship
Major: Agricultural Science and Education; Single Subject Agriculture Credential. Class level: SO, JR, SR, Credential. Minimum overall GPA...
Major: Agricultural Science and Education; Single Subject Agriculture...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1000 minimum
Ended
Varies Daniel Hiestand Music Education Scholarship
Selected by Music audition (instrumental) Must be a member of the Chico state band and the Music Educators National Conference (self identifed...
Selected by Music audition (instrumental) Must be a member of the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Darryl A. & Karen R. Seale Business Scholarship
All majors in the College of Business Min GPA 2.0 Undergraduate: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior Financial Need Renewable with Wildcat...
All majors in the College of Business Min GPA 2.0 Undergraduate:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1000 minimum Dave and Frances Ramme Scholarship - Education
Education – leading to a teaching credential 3.0 min overall gpa, financial need Undergraduate, post-bacclaureate, and...
Education – leading to a teaching credential 3.0 min overall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1000 minimum
Ended
$1000 min Dave and Frances Ramme Scholarship - Engineering
Engineering major Minimum overall gpa 3.0 financial need. Preference will be given to graduates of Butte Community College. Rotates amoung...
Engineering major Minimum overall gpa 3.0 financial...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1000 min
Ended
$1000 minimum Dave and Frances Ramme Scholarship - Nursing
Major in the School of Nursing, 3.0 minimum overall gpa, financial need. Preference will be given to graduates of Butte Community...
Major in the School of Nursing, 3.0 minimum overall gpa, financial...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1000 minimum
Ended
$1000 min Dave and Frances Ramme Scholarship - Sciences
Major in any of the sciences (Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Geological and Environmental, Physics, or Science Education) 3.0 min overall...
Major in any of the sciences (Departments of Biology, Chemistry,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1000 min
Ended
Varies David and Karen Egly Memorial Scholarship
Major: any engineering or computer sciences Minimum overall GPA 3.0 High financial need Undergraduates Rotates between engineering departments...
Major: any engineering or computer sciences Minimum overall GPA...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies David Lagerlef Civil Engineering Scholarship
Major: Civil Engineering Financial need Continuing student This scholarship was established to help support continuing Civil Engineering...
Major: Civil Engineering Financial need Continuing student This...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies David W. Lantis Geography Scholarship
Geography majors Financial need Minimum overall gpa 3.0. Senior standing during award year or graduate student when program...
Geography majors Financial need Minimum overall gpa 3.0. Senior...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dean's Fund for Excellence in Engineering
This scholarship was established for the recruitment and retention of excellent students enrolled in the College of Engineering, Computer Science...
This scholarship was established for the recruitment and retention of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000.00 Delta Kappa Gamma Apha Nu Chapter Women Educators' Scholarship
Scholarship is open to all credential students. Financial Need Maintain good academic standing with min. GPA 2.0 or above Delta Kappa Gamma...
Scholarship is open to all credential students. Financial...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Dennis K. and Janice K. Young Business Scholarship
Business Major Min. GPA 3.0 UGRD: Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior First Time, Continuing and or Transfer Financial Need Preference...
Business Major Min. GPA 3.0 UGRD: Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,500.00 Dennis Letcher & Victoria Simone-Letcher Symphonic Band Scholarship
Must be participating in any one of the the Chico State Bands—Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Symphony Orchestra or Jazz Express—in the year the...
Must be participating in any one of the the Chico State Bands—Wind...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$500.00 Dennis P. Murphy Endowed Scholarship for Civil Engineering
Major: Civil Engineering Must show evidence of leadership. Mr. Murphy is a civil engineering graduate, class of 1994. Since graduation he has...
Major: Civil Engineering Must show evidence of leadership. Mr....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
Varies Dixie Bell Scholarship
Major in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics Reentry student The Dixie Bell Scholarship is a memorial for Dixie Bell, a lecturer in...
Major in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics Reentry...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000 Donna Falk Scholarship
Major: Music (excluding Music Industry & Tech Major) Minimum overall gpa 3.0 First preference for recipient who participates in and/or has...
Major: Music (excluding Music Industry & Tech Major) Minimum overall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
Varies Doris Woods Lynch Scholarship-CHLD
Major: Child Development Class Level: JR or SR Financial Need Doris Woods Lynch, after graduation from Chico Normal School, now known as...
Major: Child Development Class Level: JR or SR Financial...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Doris Woods Lynch Scholarship-NFSC
Major: Nutrition and Food Sciences Class level: JR or SR Financial need Rotates every other year with Child Development Doris Woods Lynch,...
Major: Nutrition and Food Sciences Class level: JR or SR Financial...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dorothy Stover Hall and Jacqueline Hall Scholarship
Major in Kinesiology Upper division undergraduate, graduate or credential Financial need Preference to applicants from Northern...
Major in Kinesiology Upper division undergraduate, graduate or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Douglas Spencer Parker Humanities Scholarship
Any HFA major- Listed here in ranked order of the departments that demonstrate the greatest need for scholarship support: Philosophy, ...
Any HFA major- Listed here in ranked order of the departments that...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies DPMA Sacramento Scholarship
Major: Business Information Systems . Financial need New transfer – Must be transferring from a community college in the greater Sacramento or...
Major: Business Information Systems . Financial need New transfer –...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
varies Dr. Alva W. and Aimee R. Stamper Scholarship
Major: Must be Mathmatics Minimum overall gpa 3.0, financial need, undergraduate. This scholarship was established to support Mathematics...
Major: Must be Mathmatics Minimum overall gpa 3.0, financial...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Dr. and Mrs. Sib West Scholarship
Major: Biology; Option in Ecological, Evolutionary and Organismal Biology Intent to benefit undergraduate student for wildlife studies Class...
Major: Biology; Option in Ecological, Evolutionary and Organismal...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$1,500 Dr. Barbara Holland's Peevers Memorial Scholarship
Sociology major Class level: junior, senior or graduate financial need minimum overall gpa 3.0 Dr. Barbara Holland’s Peevers was born on...
Sociology major Class level: junior, senior or graduate financial...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$3,000.00 Dr. Betz & Dr. Harold Frederick Scholarship
Natural Sciences major and must be interested in a teaching credential to teach math or science at a K-12 grade level. Majors include: Natural...
Natural Sciences major and must be interested in a teaching credential...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00
Ended
Varies Dr. Carol Channing & Harry Kulijian Scholarship for the Arts
Major in Music and Theatre Department or Art and Art History Department, including those pursuing degrees in music education and art...
Major in Music and Theatre Department or Art and Art History...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,500.00 Dr. Charles Genthe Scholarship
Major in English or History Continuing or Transfer student Academic Level: Soph, Junior, Senior, and Graduate Financial Need *Preference to a...
Major in English or History Continuing or Transfer student Academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$500 Dr. Charles L. Millis Elementary Education Scholarship
Must be accepted for the multiple subjects credential program Requires financial need. Must be beginning Phase II in spring when payment is...
Must be accepted for the multiple subjects credential...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
Varies Dr. Cindy Ratekin Scholarship
Major: Child Development Undergraduate The intent of the scholarship is to support promising child development students toward completing their...
Major: Child Development Undergraduate The intent of the scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Fred Zannon Student Incentive Award
Any major High financial need First generation college student First-time freshmen California resident U.S. Citizen Preference...
Any major High financial need First generation college...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. George Benson Memorial Scholarship
Major: Communication Design; Option: Media Arts Minimum overall gpa 3.75, Financial need, Class level: Jr or Sr The purpose of this...
Major: Communication Design; Option: Media Arts Minimum overall gpa...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended