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Gentle Spring fountain, a gift from Town & Gown
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Welcome all!

Now in our 54th  year as a support group at Chapman University, Town & Gown is committed to student success through our Endowed Scholarship Fund. Our campus events and programs offer a unique opportunity to connect with the entire Chapman Family of alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty staff, friends, and neighbors. We invite you to continue your own lifelong learning by attending Lunch at the Forum, our annual signature series of five miniature master classes presented by outstanding faculty and administrators. 

We are extremely thrilled to be back on campus and in person this year. Won’t you join us?


Paula McCance
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 52 recipients since 1984, and also enjoy the video messages from our 2020-2021 Town & Gown Scholars, Jiwon Kim '20, Shreya Sheth '21, and Samantha Wong '20.  If we are able to have Lunch at the Forum in-person in the spring, you may have the opportunity to meet these three fine Chapman students in person. We are certainly proud to call them "our scholarship students!"

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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, show academic promise, maintain a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and demonstrate career ambition.

The deadline for 2021-22 has passed. Students who applied for the scholarship will be notified by email as to their standing before the start of the Fall term.

Please check back in the Spring of 2022 for the 2022-23 application.

Please contact Joy Flynn, Manager Support Group Programs, with any questions. 714-744-7608   jflynn@chapman.edu