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Gentle Spring fountain, a gift from Town & Gown
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What is Town & Gown? Our group has supported Chapman University for 56 years. Members include faculty members, staff, alums, parents and grandparents of students, friends, and neighbors who support the University. We offer a series of Lunch at the Forum lectures five times during the academic year featuring inspiring administrators and professors who share innovations in their fields. Through our membership dues and gifts, over the years, we have proudly provided 67 scholarships through our Endowed Scholarship Fund to deserving students. We would love to have you join us to help us in this endeavor. This year we can offer five additional scholarships of $5,000 each. We offer other interesting events and tours throughout the year, including online master classes that are free to our members.

We believe that spending time with others who share our values leads to strong friendships and renewed commitment to support Chapman University. Please join us!


Kathy Dunlap ‘85
President, Town & Gown 

For more information on becoming a Town & Gown member, click the button.

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Town & Gown at Chapman University was founded in 1968 to connect the campus (Gown) and the community (Town). 53 years later and we are still going strong!

Town & Gown, a not-for-profit group, brings together community residents, business leaders, alumni, parents and grandparents of Chapman students, current and former Chapman faculty and staff, as well as other friends of the university. 

Our main goals are to:

  • SUPPORT students through the Town & Gown Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • CONNECT with the entire Chapman Family
  • LEARN from outstanding faculty and academic leaders during Lunch at the Forum, our annual series of five mini master classes

We have proudly made contributions to Chapman University. To learn more about those, please click here.

Please feel free to explore all that T&G has to offer!  Click through our website with the buttons on the left, learn more about our group, and if you don't find what you are looking for, please contact us!

Town & Gown Scholars

Ask a member about Town & Gown’s most important mission, and the immediate answer is usually “our scholarship students.” The students selected each year are juniors or seniors with amazing accomplishments and great plans for their future, with their awards coming from the Town & Gown Endowed Scholarship Fund

Please click below to see the list of recipients since 1984, that with this year's class, total 67! We welcome our five 2023-2024 Town & Gown Scholars: Bernadine Cortina ’24, Anthony Gabra ’25, Bryan Molina ’24, Sasha Neilson ’25, and Rose Steele ‘24. Lunch at the Forum attendees will have the opportunity to meet these fine Chapman students in person. We are certainly proud to call them "our scholarship students!"

Anthony Gabra     Bernadine Cortina      

Alexis Reekie      Hawk Shahbazian      Kyndal Workman

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Town & Gown Scholarship

Town & Gown is committed to supporting Chapman Undergraduate students through the Town & Gown Endowed Scholarship. Applicants must be a rising junior or senior at Chapman, show academic promise, maintain a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and demonstrate career ambition.

Apply Here!

Please contact Town & Gown with any questions.