SBE News

Interwest Insurance Services Establishes Ongoing Program Support

CSU, Chico Announces Endowed Scholarship for Construction Management Students

Interwest ScholarshipInterwest Insurance Services Establishes Ongoing Program Support

The California State University, Chico College of Engineering, Computer Science & Construction Management (ECC) announced today an endowed scholarship for construction management students made possible by a $25,000 gift from InterWest Insurance Services.

InterWest Insurance Services President & CEO Keith Schuler and Vice President John Hopkins marked the new scholarship with a check presentation to Construction Management Department Chair Joel Arthur this week.

“We chose to support Chico State because philanthropy is built into our guiding principles,” said Hopkins. “The Chico State program is the one that all other construction management programs are measured against.”

Starting in the 2017-18 academic year, one construction management student will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from this endowed scholarship fund. Eligibility for the award includes academic merit and financial need. Students active in clubs, organizations and competitions are given additional consideration.

“The Construction Management Department is thrilled to have this endowed scholarship account that will assist a deserving student with financing their education and making their dreams of graduating and pursuing a rewarding career a reality,” Arthur said.

The endowed scholarship for Construction Management is the largest gift InterWest Insurance Services has given to Chico State. There are plans to expand this key industry partnership with a pilot program for internships beginning later this year.
About Endowed Scholarships

An endowed scholarship is a permanent asset from which students receive support. The gift becomes a fund managed by the Chico State University Foundation, with an investment objective to achieve growth that is sufficient to preserve the value of the gift in perpetuity. University-wide, 80 percent of Chico State students receive financial aid, and they rely on the availability of scholarships to make their education possible.

To learn more about ways to support students in the College of ECC, contact Hope Shapiro at 530-898-3012.