Humboldt State University

Wildland Multicultural Scholars: Scholarships to sustain, restore and protect the future

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Who Should Apply

Freshman and Transfer students attending Humboldt State University starting fall 2009. The purpose of the USDA Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program is to provide scholarships to eligible multicultural scholars, including those that have been historically under represented in these fields. Applications from these groups will have first priority.

You must enroll in and be on track to graduate from the Forestry or Rangeland Resource major with your choice of options:

Rangeland Resource Science Options:

Forestry Options:


USDA Multicultural Scholar support. $4500 per year for 2 (transfers) to 4 (freshmen) years plus special programs including:


Freshmen must apply to HSU by March 1, Transfers must apply by June 1, 2009.


Humboldt State University offers limitless opportunity for hands-on learning in a beautiful natural setting. Who wouldn't want to work and study in a place that looks like this?


Wildland Scholars must meet HSU admission requirements.

Applicants will be asked to provide two letters of recommendation from non-related references, preferably teachers/professors and/or work supervisors, addressing the candidate's: a) potential for scholarship and academic success; and b) their work ethic and personal character; applicants must also submit an original letter of interest for one of the three relevant disciplines (Forestry (five options), Rangeland Resources Science or Wildland Soil Science). Finalists will be invited to a phone interview before final selections are made in June, 2009. Applications will be evaluated by professors and a representative from HSU enrollment management. After acceptance of scholarship offers, successful applicants will convene at an initial orientation meeting in august 2009. At this time, scholars will be asked to sign a commitment to report their respective postgraduate activities for a ten year period following graduation.

How to Apply

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Contact Dr. Susan Edinger Marshall (707)826-4064, or
Ms. Lisa Perry (707)826-3273,

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