» Town & Gown: Supporting Chapman for 48 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: Vidal Arroyo


Vidal Arroyo

Vidal is the youngest of our Town & Gown scholars, and is a rising junior on track to graduate in 2019. He is also a first generation student, meaning that he is the first in his family to pursue a college degree,  pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, with a minor in Computational Science.  He is currently working to develop the first campus organization devoted to undergraduate mentorships and community outreach in the sciences, thanks to the outstanding mentorship and support that he has received while a student at Chapman.  Vidal currently serves as an active member of the Schmid College Student Leadership Council and the Tri Beta Biological Honors Society.  His goal is to become a Genetic Epidemiologist and a Medical School professor, continuing his interest in the study of pediatric cancer research and education. 

+ - Scholarship Student Profile: George Callaci

George Callaci

George will be graduating from Chapman University in the spring of 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Arts, with an emphasis in Animation.  His minor is in Computer Science.  George has worked as a lab assistant in the Digital Media Arts Center, and is a member of both the Digital Media Arts Club and the Latin Club on campus. He can also frequently be found working as a servant leader at his church’s Middle School Ministry and Young Adult Ministry.  George hopes to get right to work in a career in 3D animation following graduation.

+ - Scholarship Student Profile: Sarah LeMay

Sarah LeMay

Sarah is a senior political science and peace studies double major, who also holds several leadership roles on campus in organizations, including President of the Chapman United Nations Association, and Sigma Iota Oho Honor Society for International Studies.  Sarah is a co-founder and co-president of the Olive Tree Initiative, a program that promotes knowledge of conflict management and resolution through experiential learning.  Sarah also serves as a research fellow for the Henley Social Science Research Lab. After graduation, Sarah would like to pursue a Master’s Degree in Public Policy, to afford her the opportunity to help those that cannot help themselves, working with non-profit organizations.


+ - Scholarship Student Profile: Alyssa Nowlen

Alyssa Nowlen

Alyssa is a senior Biological Sciences major and Leadership Studies minor.  Alyssa regularly volunteers at a free dental clinic here in Orange County and has traveled to Nicaragua to provide dental and medical care to rural communities.  Alyssa is a Supplemental Instructor for General Chemistry and serves as a Chapman Tour Guide, along with her role as Vice President of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority, President of the Pre-Dental Society, SGA Senator for Schmid College of Science and Technology, and a Senior Legacy Committee Co-Chair.  Following graduation, Alyssa will be pursuing a career in dentistry, combining her passion for service with her love of science to provide low-cost dental care to socioeconomically disadvantaged families.

+ - Scholarship Student Profile: Francisco Orozco

Francisco Orozco

Francisco, “Frankie,” is a senior working on earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Studies with a concentration in Leadership, and Business and Economics. After a very heavy academic load during the Fall semester, he hopes to be able to graduate in the spring of 2018.   He is very grateful to have been named a Town & Gown scholar, which he calls a “true financial blessing.”  After graduation, Frankie hopes to give back to his community, and hopes to work in the communications industry one day.

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 GPA and demonstrate career ambition.

Junior or senior students can download an application here.
Gentle Springs fountain
Gentle Spring Fountain
Escalette Plaza
Global Citizen plaza
The American Flag
Ambassador George L. Argyros '59 Global Citizens Plaza
Elliot Alumni House
Town & Gown Gardens
Elliott Alumni House
Town and Gown Alcove
Town & Gown Reading Alcove
Leatherby Libraries