a rock fountain in a pool of water at Chapman University with grass in the background
Gentle Spring fountain, a gift from Town & Gown
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TG LogoTown & Gown at Chapman University was founded in 1968 to help foster a collegial spirit that would integrate the campus into the surrounding community, provide scholarships for deserving students and support the Chapman Fund in honoring its Lunch at the Forum speakers. 

Town & Gown, a not-for-profit group comprises community residents, business leaders, alumni, parents, and grandparents of Chapman students, Chapman faculty and staff, as well as other friends of the university. The organization serves as a vital link between the university (gown) and the community (town) by sharing information about Chapman and offering academic and social programs, such as the group’s popular Lunch at the Forum, which features Chapman faculty speakers, to both on- and off-campus groups. Town & Gown offers opportunities for its members to enjoy the campus, meet administrators and faculty and attend academic programs, as well as participate in social and cultural functions.

Town & Gown is also one of Chapman University’s most active and dedicated support groups, providing scholarships and making generous contributions to many other projects and initiatives.  Learn more about Town & Gown’s contributions to Chapman University.

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Town & Gown Scholarship


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

Thank you to all those who applied for the 2020-21 school year; scholarship recipients were notified before Fall classes began. The application for 2021-22 will be available in Spring 2021.