»Town & Gown: Supporting Chapman for 45 Years

For almost half a century, Town & Gown has provided generous support to Chapman University. Through membership fees and gifts, dozens of students’ educational aspirations have been realized through scholarships, numerous capital improvements completed and inspiring academic advancements have been achieved. 

One of Town & Gown’s top priorities is providing scholarship support to Chapman students. For nearly 25 years the Town & Gown Endowed Scholarship has been helping talented and hardworking students fund their Chapman education. In addition, Town & Gown recently established a new endowed fund for Arts, Humanities and Sciences at the Leatherby Libraries, which is already providing books to support the liberal arts core that is heart of the university.

Over time, Town & Gown has broadened its mission to include the underwriting of a number of on-campus academic and aesthetic projects. The generous spirit and legacy of Town & Gown can also be seen throughout campus:

  • The Town & Gown Gardens at the Elliott Alumni House (named for members Tom ’60 and Pat ’60 (M.A. ’74) Elliott)
  • The Town & Gown Reading Alcove in the Leatherby Libraries
  • The American flag in the Ambassador George L. Argyros ’59 Global Citizens Plaza
  • The “Milestones on the Road to Freedom” wall in Kennedy Hall
  • Gentle Spring fountain in Escalette Plaza

+-Scholarship Student Profile - Chad King

Chad King ’15
Major: Film Production
Minor:
Political Science

Chad King is a junior at Chapman University. He is a Film Production major with an emphasis in directing and a minor in political science. He began making movies before high school, using his family's camcorder. His three siblings and neighborhood friends were the stars of his movies. Coming from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Chad chose Chapman University and its renowned Dodge College film program for his education. His first completed documentary has been shown at Dodge College — a film capturing the story of an inspiring woman facing adversity.

Chad has already spent a semester in New Zealand studying at the University of Auckland — his first travel outside the United States. He also is a resident advisor to first year Dodge College students.

It is Chad's goal to produce meaningful films. His passion for filmmaking and social justice will make him an outstanding agent for positive change. 

+-Scholarship Student Profile - Honah Lee Thompson

Honah Lee Thompson ’14
Major: Sociology and Religious Studies

As a senior in high school, Honah Lee Thompson, a Chapman University senior, only knew that she wanted to earn a degree of some sort and not sure of what she would gain from a university education. She found that out and much more at Chapman University — experiencing countless opportunities and a newfound confidence in herself.  She has become a global citizen, studying a semester abroad attending the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. While studying abroad, Honah had the opportunities of meeting and forming relationships with students from all over the world, volunteering in a foster home and even bungee jumping from the tallest bridge in the world.

Honah is majoring in sociology and religious studies. She is applying for post-graduate admission to a bay area school near her home that offers a masters degree in sociology. Honah has completed an internship at the Child Abuse Prevention Center where she monitored and supervised visits between parents and the children of whom they no longer have custody.

Honah has found that Chapman University has provided her with the resources that she would have had to fight for in another setting — and for that she is very thankful.

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Gentle Spring Fountain
Escalette Plaza
The American Flag
Ambassador George L. Argyros '59 Global Citizens Plaza
Town & Gown Gardens
Elliott Alumni House
Town & Gown Reading Alcove
Leatherby Libraries

    Town & Gown Scholarship

    Town & Gown is committed to supporting Chapman students through the Town & Gown Endowed Scholarship. Applicants must show academic promise, maintain a minimum 3.5 cumulative G.P.A and demonstrate career ambition.

    Junior or Senior students can apply here.
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