Giving

Without the financial assistance of CHSU Scholarships, a significant number of our students would not have the opportunity to pursue their career in healthcare.

Our CHSU students are a great reflection of the Central Valley’s diversity and many already call the Central Valley their home. Some are the first in their families to obtain a college degree. Many speak multiple languages that will help bring healthcare to underserved communities. And they need your help.

Giving tuesday

This Giving Tuesday, we hope you’ll consider investing in CHSU students, who are your future doctors and pharmacists. Your donation supports our students’ success through scholarships and helps alleviate their financial burden.

In partnership with two Valley philanthropic organizations, CHSU medical and pharmacy students are awarded scholarships each year.

Central Valley Community Foundation

The CHSU Scholarship Fund, established in partnership with the Central Valley Community Foundation (CVCF), is making a difference in CHSU students’ lives and enhancing the future of health care in Central California. For more than fifty years the Central Valley Community Foundation has provided giving options for individuals, families, businesses and other foundations to invest in many philanthropic organizations in the Central Valley that address social and environmental needs.

Valley Healthcare Education Foundation

The California Health Sciences University Fund is held by the recently founded Valley Healthcare Education Foundation (VHEF) promotes and improves access to higher education in health sciences and related fields, supporting the next generation of healthcare professionals – from the Central Valley, for the Central Valley. The Valley Healthcare Education Foundation is focused on creating pathways and opportunities for local students from the Central Valley to study and train here and ultimately practice here too.

Bibi Aysha Patel

Student Doctor

“I am grateful for this scholarship and how it came at a time when it was very beneficial. My father unexpectedly passed away this year, causing drastic changes in my family’s financial plans for the future. With the scholarship, I am able to assure my family that they do not need to worry about me and allows me to completely dedicate my time to studying when not in classes, rather than finding side jobs to provide for myself.”

Raymond Alcaraz, PharmD

Alumni Pharmacist

“Receiving this scholarship was a huge thing for me. I could never repay the support our donors have given me, so it motivates me to get more involved in my community and CHSU to show my appreciation for this scholarship.  One of the biggest problems we face here in the Central Valley is the language barrier. You’ll see a lot of parents that only speak Spanish relying on their child to translate medical terminology from the pharmacist. I want to do something to change that.”

Carter Muajmoo Yang

Student Doctor

“I am blessed to be selected for this scholarship in pursuing my goals to become a physician. Medical school is a large financial investment, and this scholarship will lessen the financial burden. There are many stressors in medical school, but financial stress is the least of them, thanks to this scholarship.”

Karen Cruz Pelham, PharmD

Alumni Pharmacist

“When I was awarded this scholarship, I felt like somebody believed in me and saw my potential. I may not know our donors, but I do know that because of them, because of their support, I am here and I hope to make a difference in the lives of my community as a pharmacist. I’m very thankful that I have this scholarship.”

Donor Recognition

CHSU wishes to recognize an exceptional or significant contribution to CHSU student scholarships by an individual, foundation or company by offering naming opportunities at our College of Osteopathic Medicine building. This is an exclusive opportunity to leave your legacy on the Valley’s osteopathic medical school in recognition for your philanthropic contribution and investment in our medical students.

For more information about areas offered for naming opportunities, contact Chandler Jameson, Fund Development Manager at cjameson@chsu.edu or 559-546-6041.

The One Hundred

The One Hundred was founded by community leaders to advance charitable giving and student scholarship opportunities for future health care professionals in the Central Valley.

In partnership with CHSU, The One Hundred mobilizes the power, passion, philanthropy, and principles of women committed to supporting CHSU students through scholarships. Through philanthropic activities, The One Hundred focus on these primary goals:

  • WOMEN EDUCATE the community about the urgent need to support health care education in the Central Valley.
  • WOMEN CONTRIBUTE to a permanent fund whose annual yield supports Central Valley students pursuing post-graduate education in health professional disciplines.
  • WOMEN EMPOWER one another and students to serve the health care needs of people in the Central Valley.

How To Give TO STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Please join us in our mission to create a healthier future by contributing to the California Health Sciences University Scholarship Fund. Various giving options are available to address your philanthropic and financial goals.

Give Online

Via Check

Make checks payable to “Central Valley Community Foundation” and include “CHSU Scholarship Fund” in the memo.

Mail to:

CHSU Scholarship Fund
c/o California Health Sciences University
120 N. Clovis Ave, Clovis, CA 93612

Planned Giving Opportunities

  • Multi-year pledge
  • Beneficiary Designation
  • Bequests
  • Charitable Trust
  • Gift Annuity

Contact

Chandler Jameson, Fund Development Manager

Fund Development Office
120 N. Clovis Avenue
Clovis, CA 93612
Phone: (559) 546-6041
giving@chsu.edu