» 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: Matthew Brown

Photo of scholarship recipient Matthew Brown

Matt Brown is a senior Television & Broadcast Journalism major with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Matt has come to the mainland to pursue a sportscasting career. Chapman University has provided the perfect experience for him as he has taken advantage of many opportunities to work toward his dream. He is the Sports Producer for Chapman News, which goes live to the city of Orange and online. He is also a play-by-play broadcaster for the new Chapman Sports Broadcast Network as well as for Chapman Radio where he serves as its Sports Director. He interns with Big West Productions as a cameraman, helping put Big West athletic events on ESPN 3. You may also find him at Chapman sports games where you'll hear his voice as the Public Address Announcer for Chapman Athletics. Matt is very excited to have been chosen for the Town & Gown scholarship. He would like to thank all who were involved in the selection process.

+ - Scholarship Student Profile: Bryce Cyrier

Photo of scholarship recipient Bryce Cyrier

Bryce Cyrier is a producer, editor, and translator. His experience ranges from narrative films, to live broadcasts, to short documentaries on four continents. In all his productions, Bryce strives to facilitate effective teamwork and innovative storytelling through dynamic leadership. Bryce's ultimate goal is to pursue a career that allows him to blend storytelling with entrepreneurship and philanthropy. He currently lives in Orange, CA with his wife, Anna. He will graduate from Chapman University with a BFA in Creative Producing in May 2017.

+ - Scholarship Student Profile: Alyssa Nowlen

Photo of scholarship recipient Alyssa Nowlen

There is nothing I love more than seeing a person smile. Because of this passion, I am pursuing a career in the field of dentistry as an orthodontist. In order to later attain my DDS and MA in Orthodontics, I have chosen to major in Biological Sciences and minor in Leadership Studies. After I finish school, I plan to combine my education in sciences and leadership by having a dental practice that in addition to servicing regular patients, provides low-cost dental care to socioeconomically disadvantaged families. During my time at Chapman, I have delved in various leadership roles by serving as a Chapman Student Ambassador, President and Treasurer of the Pre-Dental Society, President of Henley Hall and the Hall Council, Co-Chair of Student Philanthropy Initiative, New Member Educator and Fundraising Chair of Gamma Phi Beta sorority, and working as a Master Supplemental Instructor for General Chemistry. I never stop seeking ways to grow as a woman and leader and have cherished the opportunities Chapman University has given me to explore and develop my character. Two of the greatest values I have gained are service and philanthropy and when I am an alumna, I will look forward to giving back to the University that has given me so much.

+ - Scholarship Student Profile: Brittney Souza

Photo of scholarship recipient Brittney Souza

I am a peace studies and political science double major with a minor in religious studies. As a first generation college student I have taken full advantage of the opportunities Chapman has offered on campus and through my study abroad experience in Prague, Czech Republic. I have taken leadership roles in the Chapman community in United Nations Association, Religious Studies Honors Society, Chapman Ambassadors and as a career relation’s lead at the Career Development Center. I have also been researching fear in America through the Henley Research Lab and assisting Dr. Jim Coyle’s studies on the Iran Nuclear Deal. In my last two years at Chapman I will begin a language study of Arabic with the plan to apply for the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to the Middle East. Everything I have done and plan to do has been in anticipation to reach my ultimate goal of attending law school and becoming a human rights international lawyer. I feel an overwhelming responsibility to aid in the advancement of women’s education, the alleviation of poverty, and the promotion of religious tolerance in the world.

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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.
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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