HSU Scholarships

Humboldt State University has many scholarships that could help fund your education. The application cycle for the 2016-2017 Academic Year is now closed.  You may apply for scholarships for the 2017-2018 Academic year beginning January 1, 2017.

For a full list of HSU Scholarships:  click here.

To apply, click the Scholarships button on your myHumboldt portal to get started!

Local Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships awarded by local organizations which are available for qualifying students. These scholarships are not awarded by Humboldt State University and the awarding organization should be contacted for application details and other information.

Scholarship Website/Application Link Contact Information
Humboldt Area Foundation Cassandra Wagner
707-442-2993 ext 323

373 Indianola Rd.
Bayside CA, 95524
Dream Quest Trish Oaks, Director
Del Norte High School Counseling Office Sally Roy
707-464-0262 or 707-464-0293

1301 El Dorado St.
Crescent City CA, 95531
ABWA Farthest West Chapter #6011   Dona Latham - Education Chairman

P.O. Box 141
Cutten, CA 95534
Beta Sigma Phi Humbold County Council   Nancy Holmes McPartland

730 Hodgson St.
Eureka, CA 95503
Human Response Network Angela Berglund

111 Mountain View St.
P.O. Box 2370
Weaverville, CA 96093
Coast Central Credit Union Scholarship Committee
(707) 445-8801

Coast Central Credit Union
2650 Harrison Avenue
Eureka, CA 95501
American Association of University Women Application Form AAUW Scholarship Committee

2135 Hayes St.
Eureka, CA 95501
Shelter Cove Pioneer Interested students must call for an application. Autumn Hargrave
(707) 223-2322

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– Be prepared to take notes and/or make copies of scholarship announcements. Remember to list the name of the organization, contact address, deadline and specific requirements.

– Study all information in the announcement carefully. If only female descendants of Confederate soldiers are considered for the award, it may not be worth applying. However, if there is some indication of eligibility, you should inquire further.

– Start early. If you are a high school senior, you should start searching for scholarships in October and November. Your high school counselor should have information regarding a range of scholarships, many available from your local community. While one award may be as low as $250 to $500, you may be eligible for more than one award.

– If you have Internet access, try searching for aid sources on the web. Check college financial aid sites and look for links to scholarships, fellowships and grants. Extend that search to the web at large, but be aware of scholarships scams. There are many pages dedicated to warning the public against these and you may wish to conduct your own search on this topic.

– Libraries are another good source of financial aid opportunities. Information found in libraries generally reflects national and statewide organizations. The Humboldt State University library has a variety of books in the reference section and additional sources that can be found by using CATALYST (computer–assisted search).

You may also use one of the available free Internet searches. We have provided links to various web sites to assist you in searching for scholarships. We are not endorsing any of these sites, but are listing them for review. When reviewing links to scholarship databases, we DO recommend you read carefully and avoid sites that may charge a fee. There are many FREE searches available.

– Keep your search broad. Don't limit yourself to scholarships for history majors, but look for awards related to career tracks. Inquire with current and past employers, parents' employers, unions, clubs and other organizations. Many have funds designated for educational endeavors.

– Make sure that the time you invest is time well spent. Neatly print or type applications; complete them thoroughly, and submit them on time. Pay careful attention to grammar and spelling. Incomplete applications are generally discarded in favor of well–done and complete applications. Take the time to represent yourself well. Don't just hope for a financial aid opportunity ... work for one. Back to top.