University of California, Riverside

Anderson Graduate School of Management

Gordon A. Blunden/Provident Savings Bank Endowed Business Scholarship

Gordon A. Blunden/Provident Savings Bank Endowed Business Scholarship

About the Scholarship

The scholarship honors longtime Riverside resident Gordon Blunden and assists outstanding and qualified undergraduate business and graduate MBA students in AGSM. It was established in 1994 by Blunden's son, Craig, an alumnus of UCR.

Gordon Blunden was a well-regarded banker who, in 1956, founded Provident Savings Bank and guided its growth into the second largest financial institution in Riverside County over the next four decades.

Blunden was an avid flyer, a navigator in the South Pacific during World War II, and he was a tireless community volunteer, actively participating in the work of the Kiwanis Club of Riverside, the United Way and the Riverside Chambers of Commerce. Blunden passed away in 1996.

How to Apply

Recipients are required to submit 10 page report on the Community Reinvestment Act, and, if invited, make a presentation to Provident's Board.

Recent Recipients

2011: Song Han
2010: Ravikanth Gangishetti

About the Donor: Provident Savings Bank

Provident Bank is the largest independent community bank in Riverside County and is committed to the belief that our communities are better served when decisions about financial products and services are made locally by people who know the markets.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management

Graduate Programs Office
102 Anderson Hall, South

Tel: (951) 827-6200
Fax: (951) 827-2055