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Chico State Awards President’s Scholarships to Five Incoming First-Year Students 

Chico State awarded Presidential Scholarships to five incoming students with outstanding scholastic résumés.

Football Alumni Raise Funds for Athletics Scholarships

The Wildcat Football Alumni Board plans to award five scholarships during its annual summer gathering and fundraiser.

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Introducing Kristen Chatham: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient

Business administration and marketing double major Kristen Chatham aspires to become an officer at a corporation after she graduates.

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Kinesiology Grad Student and Former Marine Honored with CSU Trustees’ Award

Isaiah Henderson, a kinesiology grad student and veteran, will receive the 2022-23 CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement.

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Chico State Awards President’s Scholarships to Five Incoming Freshmen

Chico State has awarded five first-year students $30,000 through its President's Scholarships.

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Twelve Students Awarded Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarships

The award—one of the largest and most prestigious at Chico State—celebrates scholarship, extracurricular activities, and outstanding academic and professional accomplishments.

Today Decides Tomorrow is inscribed in stone above the entrance to Kendall hall

Tomorrow Transformed

Thanks to the generous support of its benefactors, Chico State's first comprehensive capital campaign raised $106.6 million, transforming lives across campus.

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CSU Trustees’ Award Adds to Accolades for History and Latin American Studies Major

Vivian Hernandez keeps racking up honors and awards at Chico State. Her latest, a prestigious CSU Trustees' award and scholarship.

"Today Decides Tomorrow" is read on the Kendall Hall building

CSU, Chico Awards President’s Scholarships to Four Incoming Freshmen

Four incoming freshmen with outstanding academic and extra-curricular resumes were awarded $30,000 CSU, Chico Presidential Scholarships.

A photo collage of reentry student scholarship award winners, featuring two female students and two male students.

A Degree of Determination

Every year, students drop out of the education system for various reasons. It takes a special kind of grit to return and finish their degree. Meet four students who refuse to give up.

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President Hutchinson’s End-of-Semester Message

As the semester draws to a close, President Gayle Hutchinson reflects on highlights and achievements since January.

Alumni of the Chico State football team pose next to the old scoreboard.

Alumni Protect Wildcat Football’s Future by Honoring Its Past 

It’s been 20 years since the final whistle blew for the Chico State football program. The mission of a growing and increasingly organized group of Wildcat football alumni is simple: to preserve the dignity, history, and—they dare say it—hope for the program.  

The 2016-2017 recipients of the Lieutenant Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award.

Nineteen Students Honored with Rawlins Merit Awards

Students with major achievements in the classroom and in the community receive scholarship honors.

Photo of the four 2015 Bell Presidential Scholars, pictured together, smiling, in front of the College of Agriculture.

Sowing the Seeds of Philanthropy

To honor the generosity of his second family, one donor established a $2 million scholarship fund to attract and support the brightest agriculture students at Chico State.

Maifeng Yang teaches students to prepare nutritious good.

Feeding Ambition

Scholarship shows nutrition and food science senior Maifeng Yang that someone believes in her.

Program founder Edward Bronson with students who run the legal clinic, pictured behind legal text books.

Breaking Barriers

Students help more than 16,000 people every year through the Community Legal Information Center (CLIC). Most clients are low-income, with no access to legal resources. A legal studies scholarship supports students who gain one-of-a-kind legal training at the undergraduate level.

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Wildcat Family Supports Player’s Dream

Before becoming the first Wildcat to receive the NCAA Degree Completion Award, a family's scholarship helped star softball player Emily McEnaney overcome the financial obstacles she faced after mom passed away suddenly during her first semester at Chico State.

Three men's soccer players embrace in celebration after a game-winning goal.

Soccer Heroes—On and Off the Field

Mike and Robyn Prime say their lives would have been "totally different" without the Chico State men’s soccer team, whose players have, for more than 25 years, befriended and helped care for their son David, who has autism.