Chico High Scholarship Information



Roger Williams Memorial Scholarship

– scholarships of varying amounts will be awarded. Financial need is not a requirement.  See Miss Hahn in J224 for an application.  Deadline is April 12.

Chico High Class of 1961

is offering a $500 award to a student who is active and proficient in an area of the Humanities, to include art, drama or music.  The scholarship will be awarded directly to the student and there is no restriction as to how the funds may be used.  Deadline is April 12.

Holly Barnett Memorial Scholarship

is an award to a female student who has participated in participated in high school athletics and plans to attend college.  A brief essay and a letter of recommendation from a coach is required.  Deadline is April 12.

Adam Gausemel Memorial Scholarship

is available to students who have played a sport (preferably soccer) and have the potential and desire to succeed in college.  An application, recommendation from a coach, and personal statement are required.  Deadline is April 12.

Danny Imhoff Memorial Scholarship

is an award to a student who is a unique individual with a mellow personality, a positive attitude and plans to attend college in the fall.  An application and personal statement are required.  Deadline is April 12.

Cynthia Ann Kennedy Memorial Scholarship

- is a $1,000 scholarship given by the family in her name.  Cynthia was a mother of CHS 2011 graduate, Levi Stanton.  The goal of this scholarship is to support the spirit and determination required for young people to realize their dreams and to encourage a goal-oriented approach to do this.  Applications details are online at  Deadline is May 1.

California-Hawaii Elks Vocational Grants 

The vocational grant program is open to anyone residing in California or Hawaii who is a citizen of the United States of America and planning to pursue an eligible vocational/technical course resulting in a certificate or two year degree and leading to employment opportunities.  Awards will be between $500 and $2,000 for an academic year.  For additional information, please visit the CHEA website at


Butte College Foundation Scholarship

Butte College Foundation Scholarship application period is now open.  Many different types of scholarships are available at  Application deadline is March 12th, 2019.

Portuguese Historical and Cultural Society

Portuguese Historical and Cultural Society - offers scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,925 to students of Portuguese descent with a gpa of 3.5 or better.  An essay and one letter of recommendation are required. Applications available online at The deadline is March 15th, 2019.

Italian Catholic Federation

Italian Catholic Federation - offers $400 scholarship awards to students of Italian ancestry who are of the Catholic faith.  A minimum 3.2 gpa is required. Application available at   Deadline is March 15th, 2019.

Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California

Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California - offers $500 scholarships to college-bound students of Portuguese descent.  An essay, 3 letters of recommendation and a 3.5 gpa are required. Deadline is March 15th, 2019.  Applications available at:

This year Chico Unified Teachers Association (CUTA) will again present scholarships to graduating high school seniors in two categories:

Dependents of CUTA Members

Any graduating high school senior whose parent(s) is currently an active member of CUTA is eligible to apply for a Dependent Scholarship.  It is not necessary that the recipient be graduating from a CUSD high school.  The money for these scholarships is annually budgeted from our CUTA funds.  Two $1,250 scholarships are available and the recipients are selected by our CUTA Scholarship Committee. Completed applications for CUTA dependent scholarships must be returned to   

CUSD Graduating Seniors

These “at large” scholarships are available to any graduating senior in CUSD, including dependents of CUTA members Chico High and Pleasant Valley High each receive three scholarships.  Fairview receives one of these scholarships. These are each $1,000. Completed applications for the CUSD Graduating Seniors “at large” Scholarships can be returned to the school’s respective 

Applications are available at the CUTA office 819 East Fifth Avenue, at  under the Awards & Scholarships link, or by calling the office (343-0226) to ask that one be sent to you through the school mail.
If you have questions or would like further information, please call the CUTA office (343-0226). 

13th District PTA Graduating High School Senior Scholarship

will offer scholarships to acknowledge the achievements of high school seniors for volunteer service in the school and community.  There is no gpa or financial need requirement.  Applications are available in the Counseling office and are due by March 29th.

California State Retirees

California State Retirees offers a $500 scholarship to a student who is a relative of a present or retired State Employee, has financial need and a 3.0 or better gpa.  Applicants will be evaluated on gpa, volunteer work, and their future career goals.  Deadline is March 30.

Canyon Oaks Women’s Golf Club

“Bridging the Gap for Breast Cancer” scholarships are available to high school seniors residing in Butte and Glenn Counties who have lost a parent or sibling to breast cancer or who have a parent or sibling currently in treatment. Application in the counseling office.  Deadline is March 31.

Beale Spouses Club 

The Beale Spouses Club will distribute a minimum of $10,000 in scholarships this year to dependents of military members in the area surrounding Beale Air Force Base.  Applications are available in the counseling office and should be postmarked no later than March 31, 2019.

Hearthstone Housing Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship awards range from $500 to $5000 for high school students demonstrating financial need and maintaining a 3.0 GPA.  Visit www.hearthstonehousing.og/scholarship for more information and the online application.  The application deadline is March 31, 2019.


American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Offers awards to students pursuing career studies in any related Family and Consumer Science field (Consumer Science, Early Child Development, Food Science, Dietetics and Nutrition, Family and Consumer Science Education, Food Service and Hospitality, Fashion Design, Interior Design and Furnishings).  Deadlines range from March 1st to April 1st.

Youth Forward Scholarship Program

The program aims to reward deserving youth $3,000 in annual scholarships.  The deadline for the first round of submission is April 1st.   More information on the program can be found at:

California School Employees Association

California School Employees Association – CSEA Chico Chapter 110 is now accepting applications from graduating seniors whose parent(s) are currently classified employees of Chico Unified School District.  You can pick up an application in the counseling office and the deadline for submission of the application is April 1st, 2019 to the attention of Kelly Serl.


Violet Richardson Community Service Award

(Soroptimist International of Chico) – For young women 14-17 years of age who significantly contribute to their communities through volunteer efforts.  The deadline for completed applications is April 1st, 2019.  Applications are available in the counseling office.

Arnoldo Avalos Foundation Scholarship

The Arnoldo Avalos Foundation Scholarship will award $1,000-$2,000 to a student who will attend a University of California, has a 3.5 gpa or better, prove financial need, has worked at any time during high school and participated in high school athletics. Application online at  Deadine is April 15th.

Sons of Italy Vincenzo Bellini Lodge

 Offers awards to well-rounded students who plan to attend college.  You do not have to be Italian to apply for this LOCAL scholarship.  Deadline is April 21st. Scholarships are available in the Counseling office.

Chico Eagles Auxiliary #218 

Chico Eagles Auxiliary #218 offers $500 to a local area student.  An application, two letters of recommendation and a statement of financial need and future goals are required. 
Deadline is April 27th. 

Cynthia Ann Kennedy Memorial Scholarship

Cynthia Ann Kennedy Memorial Scholarship- is a $1,000 scholarship given by the family in her name. Cynthia was the mother of CHS 2011 graduate, Levi Stanton. The goal of this scholarship is to support the spirit and determination required for young people to realize their dreams and to encourage a goal-oriented approach to do this.  Application details online at is April 28th.

Student Award Search Aid

The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2019. You can visit the website: to read more about the scholarship.  Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000. The deadline for applications is May 24, 2019. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them at

Fast Water Heater Scholarship 

Fast Water Heater is offering a $500 scholarship and the submission deadline is September 8, 2019. However, this will be a recurring scholarship program and they will accept applications each year.  You can view the application form and short essay descriptions on their website here:


EOP - Equal Opportunity Programs

Extended Opportunity Program and Services

EOPS is a state-funded program designed to recruit and retain students who are economically and educationally disadvantaged. EOPS assists students in the development of their potential ability through academic support and financial assistance. The services of EOPS are designed to give students individualized attention and support to improve their chances for success.

Read more about it on the Chico State and Butte College web sites.