Scholarship Information

While INRSEP itself does not offer any scholarships, these opportunities exist through our collaborations with other departments on campus:

National Science FoundationNSF Scientific Leadership Scholars (SLS) Program

Thirty scholarships at $3623 each will be awarded each year for 4 years to assist in covering costs of education, including living expenses. Native American students and students that are first generation to attend the university will be priority applicants.

Developing Scientific Leaders

Thirty students will participate each year in an enhanced academic program, including leadership training, professional development, and support services. Recipients may enroll in an interdisciplinary service learning seminar, using collaborative problem solving with local Native American communities. They will also participate in a Scholars' Interest Group, a freshman cohort program that includes commong course taking, advising, and other activities.

Awarding Scholarships

Students must demonstrate financial need by means of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The minimum qualifications to be selected as an SLSP Scholar are:

  • Status of US citizen or national, refugee alien, or permanent resident alien when applying.
  • Students must be admitted in good standing and enrolled full time to Humboldt State University and declare a major in CS, ERE, and Math. The admission standard for HSU is a combination of GPA and test scores.
  • Students must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Students must demonstrate through a written essay genuine interest and motivation to succeed in CS, ERE or Math.
  • Students must demonstrate through the testimony of one reference that they have the academic potential to complete a major in CS, ERE and Math.
  • Students must demonstrate financial need.

Keeping the Scholarship

Scholarship recipients will be awarded the scholarship in subsequent years if they make academic progress in one of the three majors and maintain a strong GPA.

More Information

Contact Beth Eschenbach at (707-826-4348) or Jacquelyn Bolman at (707-826-4998) for more information.

Please visit the SLS website at or email

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Biological Science Education Project

In collaboration with Dr. Jacob Varkey, HSU Biological Sciences faculty and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, INRSEP students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in Cellular/Molecular Biology with emphasis in pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, or pre-pharmacy have obtained scholarships through HHMIBSEP. Students participating in this program received a tuition stipend for the academic year (based on in-state resident fees), a book allowance of up to $500 per semester, a monthly stipend, attendance at one national science conference per academic year, and association with a strong, nationally recognized support program.

University Scholarships for Outdoor Jobs: Wildland Multicultural Scholars at HSU

Humboldt State offers limitless opportunity for hands-on learning in a beautiful natural setting. These scholarships are for students majoring in Foresty or Rangeland Resources. Dr. Susan Marshall is an Associate Professor and Director of the MSP Scholarship program. To learn more about MSP Scholarships, please refer to flyer.