Marcia McKenzie Pay It Forward Scholarship

This scholarship is open to all majors, with priority given to women returning to school at Shasta College, or CSU Chico.

The Marcia McKenzie ‘Pay It Forward’ Scholarship Fund honors Marcia’s strong belief in a college education to further a person’s career goals and life path. She was the first of her family to attend and graduate from college, and benefitted throughout her life from that education. Years after her bachelor’s degree, she commuted to CSU, Chico to obtain a master’s degree while teaching full time at Shasta College. A quiet feminist, Marcia spent more than 50 years as an educator, school board member, Girl Scout leader and regional president, as well as serving in numerous other local, regional or statewide leadership positions. She believed in community service, and was generous in her support of women’s and other organizations with her time or finances. A wonderful mother and scratch cook, this scholarship was organized by her daughters and niece to honor her unwavering educational legacy. This scholarship is open to all majors, with preference given to applicants with an articulated career path, and life or community experiences that have delayed but clarified career intentions.


Deadline: Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Open Application Window: November – March

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nontraditional* female student
    *nontraditional defined as: delayed/postponed college, or returning to college
  • Will be a student at Shasta College or CSU Chico