American Indian College Motivation Day is held each Fall at Humboldt State University. Approximately 200 high schools students from 30 different schools throughout Northern California attend the event. In all, 30 different tribal affiliations are represented. One of the highlights of the program is the opportunity for Instant Admission to HSU offered by the Enrollment Management staff. Workshops are led by United Indian Health Services, Tribal affiliates, UC college representatives, and HSU personnel. The day concludes with a College Fair, in which students are exposed to college representatives, several community organizations, and HSU programs.
Early Outreach Services
SASOP provides early outreach services to 8th grade students schools in the local service area. Attention is focused on delivering a motivational message and presenting pertinent information regarding course requirements for entrance to colleges and universities, test requirements for admission, and types of financial aid available. Study skills tips and a high school planning chart are also given to the students in an informational packet. Career options are explored with the aid of the CSU video "Your Future is Up to You." Information is also provided about the Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound, both TRIO Programs.
CSU Scholarship Program for Future Scholars
The Scholarship Program for Future Scholars represents an effort to support the development of students with merit and academic potential who are disadvantaged due to economic, educational, or environmental background. The indicators of educational disadvantage include: Little or no education in the family beyond elementary or secondary school, first in the family to attend college, lack of parental encouragement to attend college, low socioeconomic level of school population, low ranking of school on statewide test, and no counseling of applicant toward higher education. Environmental disadvantages may include: Migrant family pattern and rural isolation, residence in a poverty area, high percentage of community receiving public assistance, large family, or difficult home situation.
CSU Graduate Equity Fellowship
The awards were established to increase the number of underrepresented students pursuing graduate study.