Townsend Press Scholarships

Earn up to $300 by reading

Would you read 10 books for $100? How about 20 books for $200? How does 30 for $300 sound?

If so, you may be eligible for the Townsend Press Scholarship program. All you have to do is apply for the program, read at least 10 qualifying books, and work with the faculty coordinator to be eligible for the scholarship.

Be sure to enroll with the coordinator before you start reading, as not everyone will qualify. You can do whatever you like with the money earned.

You must be enrolled in a qualifying course to participate in the Townsend Press Scholarship Program. .

  • READ 223, 225, 260, 277
  • ENGL 215, 217, 219, 260, 277
  • ESL 310, 311, 312, and 313

The faculty coordinator for Main and Chico Center is Peggy Setzer. You can reach her at or drop a note with contact information in her mailbox in LRC 320.

The faculty coordinator for Glenn Center is Lynn Cockerham.  You can reach her by email at and get the books from her at Glenn.

Click here for a list of qualifying books. Books can be found along with other great titles at the Reading Lounge on the 1st floor of the Main Campus Library, or at the Chico Center Library in Room 219.