Scholarships And Awards

Annually CAVE presents $5,500 in scholarships and awards: the Long’s Outstanding Volunteer Award, Community Affairs Recognition Award, Ann Schwab Life is for Learning Award, and two Ron Rohde Scholarships. These awards and scholarships recognize outstanding volunteers making a difference in the Chico community and staff members who leave a significant impact on CAVE. Below is a brief description of each award and scholarship and this year’s recipients.

Ron Rohde Scholarships

These scholarships memorialize two great men, both named Ron Rohde. Initially established by the younger Ron Rohde in memory of his father, the award now honors both men.

The younger Ron completed both Bachelors and Masters degrees at CSU, Chico, and later served as part-time faculty in the Department of Communication Design. Additionally, Ron was actively involved with CAVE where he helped manage and promote the Project Pals Program. These two awards of $1000 each are given in the spring to full-time, continuing undergraduate, graduate, or credential students who are active CAVE volunteers who have made significant contributions; CAVE volunteers who have become CAVE staff are eligible for this scholarship. All applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Scholarship Amount: Two recipients of $2,000

Outstanding CAVE Volunteer Award

The Long’s Award for the Outstanding CAVE Volunteer is given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding service as a volunteer in the CAVE program.

Award Amount: $500

Community Affairs Recognition Award for the Outstanding CAVE Staff Member

The Community Affairs Recognition Award (CARA) is presented to a current CAVE staff member recognizing their outstanding commitment to the philosophy of service/volunteerism as demonstrated by their contributions while on CAVE staff.

Award Amount: $500

Ann Schwab "Life is for Learning" Award for a CAVE Staff Member

Ann Schwab humbly served Chico State for nearly 24 years – 20 of those with CAVE. During this time she oversaw 40,000+ volunteers and mentored 2,400 CAVE staff members. The Ann Schwab Life is for Learning Award is presented to a current CAVE student staff member in recognition of their great personal transformation while supporting CAVE.

Award Amount: $500

Nominees for this award are selected by CAVE’s Student Directors and the winner will be selected by CAVE’s Program Director. The award announcement will happen at CAVE’s spring Staff Recognition event.