Personalized Learning and Extracurricular Engagement: Maria's Journey at Chapman University


Consider the impactful moments  that have shaped your journey: navigating new relationships and opportunities, pursuing your passions, and forging your path in life.

At Chapman University, we celebrate these defining Chapman Experiences while excelling in what sets us apart: providing students with a personalized education that fosters close faculty-student connections and abundant personal and professional opportunities.

Maria '26 is one of the many students at Chapman who have embraced these unique qualities of the university.

A distinguishing feature of being a Chapman student is the privilege of engaging in intimate classroom settings that foster close-knit interactions with every educator,” she explained. “This personalized approach to learning has been a highlight of my academic experience.

Maria is pursuing a double major in Strategic and Corporate Communication and Psychology. As she contemplates her future career path, her aspirations gravitate toward advertising and marketing.

“This inclination influenced my decision to pursue Strategic and Corporate Communication as my second major, as it aligns with my professional goals,” she remarked.

Furthermore, Maria is deeply involved in the campus Public Relations/Advertising club and is an active sorority member.

“These extracurricular pursuits have enriched my collegiate life and contributed to my personal growth,” she described.

Maria’s involvement and opportunity are even more meaningful because of the Chapman Fund scholarship she received.

My academic journey to Chapman University was made possible by the generous Hesperian scholarship, which facilitated my enrollment. The availability of financial aid was instrumental in allowing me to attend Chapman, for which I am truly grateful.

The Chapman Fund supports students’ educational journeys by facilitating merit- and need-based scholarships to over 80 percent of students.

“I deeply appreciate Chapman’s contribution to my academic pursuits,” Maria exclaimed. “My time at Chapman has proven transformative, allowing me to forge meaningful connections with exceptional individuals who continually inspire my personal development.”

Would you like to help students like Maria fulfill their potential and create a brighter future for themselves and their communities? Donate today to the Chapman Fund.