Students:

These, and many other scholarships, or now available by way of HSU’s online scholarship system.  To access & apply, select the Scholarships button in the Financial Matters Quick Links section of your portal.

Department Scholarships for 2015/16:

Brusca Zoology Scholarship

Purpose:  To honor Gary Brusca for his many years of inspiring student interest in Invertebrate Zoology. Presented annually to graduate students in their 1st or 2nd year at HSU with an exceptional interest and promise in field and/or laboratory studies of Invertebrate Zoology. Amounts and numbers of scholarships are estimates, dependent on funding. Deadline: April 1, 2015

Gregory Mark Jennings Botany Award

Announcement, Guidelines and Application

Named in memory of Gregory Jennings, a graduate student of HSU (‘99 B.S. Botany, ’03 M.A. Biological Sciences). The purpose of this annual award is to promote the acknowledgment and dissemination of research in the field of botany. The annual award will support graduate students to travel for the purpose of presenting their research to a professional audience, or for expenses related to publishing their research. Eligible students are those pursuing a graduate degree in Biology, with a preference for those students with an area of research in botany. Final recipient selection will be made in early April by the Botanical Awards Committee.

Manual C. Kaster Scholarship

The Manual C. Kaster Scholarship Fund, a fund of Humboldt Area Foundation, is accepting applications now! Students must be in their last two years of the Zoology major and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. All things being equal, financial need will be taken into consideration. Apply for this scholarship and many others at hafoundation.org  Questions? Call Craig Waldvogel, Grants Assistant, at 707-267-9913. DEADLINE: March 16, 2015.

F. R. Meredith Botany Scholarship

Purpose:  Each year the Botanical Awards Committee of the Department of Biological Sciences Department awards the Meredith Scholarship for academic excellence in Botany. Undergraduate student applicants must have at least two semesters remaining to complete the degree requirements for a BS in Botany at HSU. Amounts and numbers of scholarships are estimates, dependent on funding. Deadline: March 2, 2015

Rumble Award for Excellence in Botany

Purpose: Recognition of an outstanding graduate botany student. Selection by the Botanical Awards Committee is based primarily on academic excellence. Final recipient selection made in early April by the Botanical Awards Committee.

Sterling J. Sam Botany Award

Purpose: To provide underrepresented students a chance at earning a botany degree, so they can make a positive impact on the community and commitment to the botanical profession. All qualified students are encouraged to apply, including those who belong to one of a number of campus clubs focused on underrepresented students, individuals with a disability, Native Americans, and/or students who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. It is based primarily on academic experience, but field and/or research experience will also be considered. Qualifying juniors, seniors, and graduate students are invited to apply. Selection will be made by the Botanical Awards Committee. Deadline: April 1, 2015

Sawyer-Smith Botanical Field Studies Fellowship

Purpose: To support a graduate student or full-time undergrad student in doing ecological and/or taxonomic field studies, with preference given to studies in the Klamath region of California and Oregon. Final recipient selection made in early April by the Botanical Awards Committee.

Fred and Margaret Telonicher Memorial Scholarship

Purpose:  Granted annually to a Humboldt State University undergraduate student in any major within the Department of Biological Sciences. Undergraduate students, in any stage of their college studies, are invited to apply.  The award shall be given exclusively on the basis of academic excellence. Unavailable this year due to funding

Dennis K. Walker Botany Award

Purpose: Recognition of the outstanding undergraduate botany student in each year's graduating class. Selection by the Botanical Awards Committee is based primarily on academic excellence. Final recipient selection made in early April by the Botanical Awards Committee.

James E. Christian, II Scholarship

Purpose: Recognition of an outstanding student majoring in the biological sciences at HSU, with preference given to graduate students, and based on financial need. Must have a current FAFSA on file, be a full-time student, and have a average 3.00 GPA. Unavailable this year due to funding

Milton J. Boyd Teaching Associate Award

Announcement, Guidelines, and Application

Purpose: The Milton J. Boyd Outstanding Graduate Teaching Associate Award in Biological Sciences is intended to recognize outstanding first year graduate students in the Biological Sciences, who have served the department as a Teaching Associate through exemplary performance to enhance academic instruction in the classroom, laboratory, or field experience at Humboldt State University. Deadline March 30, 2015 by 5:00pm - Annual Award Amount $1,000.00

Master's Student Grant

Announcement, Application and Grant writing tips

The Master’s Student Grant award is made possible by the Department of Biological Sciences at Humboldt State University.  Funds are distributed to graduate students through one grant allocation per year, which is administered by the Master’s Student Grant Program Committee. Deadline March 30, 2015 by 5:00pm

 

Scholarships Outside the Department:

Alistair and Judith McCrone Graduate Fellowship

The Alistair and Judith McCrone Graduate Fellowship is awarded to a full time graduate student. Must have a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA. Amounts and numbers of scholarships are estimates, dependent on funding. Deadline March 2, 2015

Ballard Scholarship

The Ballard scholarship is awarded to students on the basis of financial need. Amounts and numbers of scholarships are estimates, dependent on funding. One scholarship awarded to a Biology student and one scholarship is open to any major.Deadline: March 2, 2015 - $2,500.00

Gary Estenson Memorial Scholarship

Purpose: Undergraduate students who are majoring in Marine Biology or Fisheries Biology. Must have at least a 3.00 GPA and financial need. Amounts and numbers of scholarships are estimates, dependent on funding. Deadline: March 2, 2015 - $2,000.00

The Fusi and Dusi Scholarship

The Fusi and Dusi scholarship is awarded to a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in natural resources majors who have completed at least two courses taught bv natural resources facultv in the eligible majors at HSU, have at least two semesters of course work vet to be completed at HSU, academic achievement with a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 (HSU & transfer courses if applicable), as determined by the FAFSA. Amounts and numbers of scholarships are estimates, dependent on funding. Deadline: March 2, 2015 - $750.00

Ernest P. Fusi Scholarship in Natural Resources

Purpose:  Scholarship to honor Ernest P. Fusi to promote the interests in furthering the education of full time CNRS students in the areas of natural resources. Must maintain a 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Amounts and numbers of scholarships are estimates, dependent on funding. Deadline: March 2, 2015 - $750.00

Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship provides a monetary award of $1,000.00 for a promising California upper division or graduate student, who has shown an educational and career commitment to the study of the environment, shows a commitment to communicate and interpret a love of nature, and an understanding of need to practice conservation. Deadline: March 2, 2015 - $1,000.00

L. O. McDuff Scholarship

Purpose:  Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in Fisheries Biology, Marine Biology or Environmental Science: Ecological Restoration, with GPA of at least 3.0, demonstrated financial need, with preference given to students within minimal or no support from parents. Amounts and numbers of scholarships are estimates, dependent on funding. Deadline: March 2, 2015 - $1,000.00

Malcolm Oliphant Scholarships in Marine Science

Purpose:  Awarded on the basis of excellence, as judged by the Awards Committee. Work in progress at the Telonicher Marine Laboratory, Trinidad, will be one factor considered in the award of the scholarships. Students working on projects at the Marine Laboratory or working on marine science projects elsewhere that have implications for marine organisms are encouraged to apply. Academic promise will be demonstrated by scholastic achievement in at least two consecutive semesters of enrollment at HSU and by letters provided by two faculty members familiar with the academic achievements of the applicant. Potential or promise for a productive career in some aspect of marine science will be considered. Graduate or undergraduate students must have at least two semesters remaining to complete degree requirements for graduation with a Bachelor of Science degree or a Master’s degree. Amounts and numbers of scholarships are estimates, dependent on funding. Deadline: April 1, 2015 - Varies

Lillian E. Woodward Scholarship

Purpose: Provide scholarships for full time students pursuing a degree in Biology or Chemistry with a curriculum emphasis in pre-pharmacy. Must have at least two semesters of coursework for degree completion and must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Amounts and numbers of scholarships are estimates, Deadline: March 2, 2015 - $1,000.00

Vera Woolford Scholarship

Purpose: Provide scholarships for worthy students at Humboldt State University who are interested in and who are pursuing study of the medical sciences. Amounts and numbers of scholarships are estimates, dependent on funding. Deadline March 2, 2015 - $1,000.00