C. Robert Laxson Memorial Scholarship

  • Music major
  • Minimum overall gpa 3.0
  • Class Level: jr, sr, post-bacc, grad
  • Preference for keyboard performance and/or music education.
  • Preference also given to a student who has performed community service in a musical capacity i.e. volunteering in schools, church, accompanying, etc.
  • Requires an audition/interview, contact the Music and Theatre Department.

Background:This endowment was established in memory of Dr. C. Robert Laxson. “Bob” was a member of Chico State College staff for 22 years. He was active in many music organizations in Northern California – Phi Mu Alpha Professional Fraternity of the National Conference of Music, National Piano Teacher’s Association, California Teacher’s Association, and the Association of California State College Instructors. As an outstanding pianist, he accompanied many nationally known artists at Chico State and in the Bay Area. He died April 27, 1968 at the age of 55. In 1970 the Laxon Memorial Scholarship Fund was combined with the Music Department Scholarship Fund to be called the Laxson Memorial Music Scholarship. Contributions in memory of Suzanne Tyra and William H. Sheldon have also been donated to the Laxon Memorial Music Scholarship.