2018 Scholarships

Order Sons of Italy Eureka Lodge # 1274
Order Sons of Italy Eureka Lodge # 1274 offers $1000 scholarships to seniors who qualify with a 3.0 gpa or higher, Italian heritage and from a Humboldt County High School.
Application is located in the college counseling office.
Deadline: April 8, 2018

Italian Catholic Federation
$400 scholarship requires seniors of to be Catholic and/or of Italian descent. Applications are located online: http://www.icf.org/scholarships/
Deadline: March 15, 2018

Sons of Italy Scholarship
Two scholarships are available:

  • Academic Awards for seniors
  • Italian Language Study Grants

Applicant must be wholly or partially of Italian descent and enrolled in an accredited Trade School, College, University or Community College for the Fall of 2018. For more information and the application, visit their website: Sons of Italy
Deadline: March 1, 2018

2017 Scholarships

Violet Richardson Award
Soroptimist International of Humboldt Bay and Eureka will honor two young women, age
14-17, for volunteer work in her school or community. This award is the Violet
Richardson Award and named for the president of the first Soroptimist club founded in
1921 who believed in personal responsibility and the motto, “It’s what you do that
counts.” She was committed to creating opportunities for girls and young women and this
award honors her memory and dedication to volunteer action. Application is available here: https://www.soroptimist.org/members/program/programdocs/violetrichardsonaward/vra_emailable_app.html
Deadline: November 15, 2017

Cutten Ridgewood PTA Scholarship

Candidates described by the following criteria are eligible:
Graduated Cutten School sixth grade
Attended Cutten and/or Ridgewood School for at least four years
Plans to attend a college / university, community college, vocational, or technical / trade school

Applications are located here: PTA Scholarship Application 2017
Deadline: May 5, 2017

Cal Trans Scholarship

Applications are being accepted for the 2017 Caltrans District 1 Partnered Scholarship. In cooperation with the California Transportation Foundation and the Caltrans Social Fund, District 1 is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a local student who plans to pursue a career in transportation. Visit their website for more information and for the application:  http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist1/scholarship.htm
Deadline: May 12, 2017

Horatio Alger Scholarship

As one of the nation’s largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need. Application is available online: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/

Deadline: June 15, 2017

The Sewell Lufkin Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a senior who will be studying music (major or a minor).
Applications are located online at www.scotiaband.org on the scholarship page.

Deadline: April 21, 2017

Sanctuary Forest is offering a scholarship to a senior who has demonstrated an interest in environmental issues.  The application is available online at 2017 Scholarship Application
Deadline is May 1, 2017

California Deer Association Scholarship

For students who plan on majoring in: Agriculture, Forestry, Wildlife Biology, Rangeland Science, Veterinary Sciences, Resource Management or Wildlife and Fisheries Law Enforcement. Applications are located in the counseling office.  Application is available here: Ca deer association scholarship Deadline: April 8, 2017

Six Rivers Running Club Scholarship

Annually in May, SRRC shall select two deserving graduating hs seniors that have ties to SRRC. Two $500 scholarships to those who volunteer at SRRC races, run in the races and/or a member of SRRC. Application is available here: SRRC Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2017 

Ferndale Rep Scholarship

The Ferndale Repertory Theatre invites applications for its annual $500.00 scholarship award. The award is given each year to a Humboldt County graduating senior interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts including music, drama, dance, physical theater, theatrical design and technical theater. The very first scholarship award winner was local songwriter Sara Bareilles. Application is located online: http://www.ferndalerep.org/educate/scholarship/
Deadline: April 1, 2017

Jacoby Creek School Scholarship

JCCEF would like to invite graduating seniors who are Jacoby Creek School alumni to apply for our merit-based scholarships.
Each year, one to three scholarships (up to $500 each) are awarded depending on our funding.

The scholarship application form: 2017JCCEFScholarshipApplication (1)
Deadline is Friday, April 22, 2017.

2017 High School Forestry & Natural Resource Scholarship

Redwood Region Logging Conference is now accepting applications for the 2017 HS Forestry and NR Scholarship. Scholarships will be selected from graduating High School Senior(s) in Humboldt, Del Norte, and Mendocino Counties who will be enrolled in a Forestry or Natural Resource field of study to include (but not limited to) Forestry, Environmental Studies, Surveying, Wildlife Biology, Fisheries, or a related vocational training program such as Diesel Mechanics or Equipment Operator School.

Application is available online: https://media.wix.com/ugd/1ab7df_ee644f121deb476ebf5d8082fa442c52.pdf
Deadline: April 1, 2017

Humboldt County Farm Bureau offers four scholarships: Henri & Lanette Rousseau Memorial Scholarship, Production Forestry Scholarship, Sterling F. Paddock Scholarship, Humboldt County Wool Growers Scholarship to seniors who plan to major or minor in Ag, Science, Education. The following documents plus the application must be postmarked by April 1, 2017

  • Cover Letter – Describe your background, goals, involvement in Agriculture (if any) and your future plans.
  • Official High School Transcript – 1st time applicants. Request a supplemental transcript be sent following High School Graduation which will include GPA and date of graduation.
  • SAT or ACT Scores – (usually posted on High School transcript). Two letters of recommendation – 1st time applicants only.
  • Official College Transcript from each college where you have earned college credit of at least 10 units or more and an official High School Transcript

Applications are located online: http://www.humboldtfarmbureau.org/scholarships.htm
Deadline: April 1, 2017

BGP Site Solutions Scholarships
1.  The first scholarship is the “Aspiring Animation Professional” Scholarship Program. This is the 5th year we are awarding this scholarship for AnimationCareerReview.com. We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it.

2.  The 2nd scholarship was started late last year and is being offered again this year.  “Aspiring Business Professional” Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link http://www.onlinembareport.com/ and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it.
The deadline for both scholarships is June 1, 2017.

California Alarm Association

The 2017 CAA/ESA Youth Scholarship Program offers $25,000 in funds to children of active duty law enforcement and fire service personnel in the State of California who are graduating from high school in 2015. There are 11 regional awards, one statewide award, and four national awards. The awards are made possible with the support of the CAA Members and Regional Chapters.  Applications are available on their website: http://www.caaonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/CAA-SCHOLARSHIP-APPLICATION-2017.pdf
Deadline: March 24, 2017

American Business Women’s Association

This scholarship is for a senior who is a Humb. Co. resident, 2.0 GPA or higher and plans to attend CR or Humboldt.
Applications are located in the counseling office.
Deadline: April 1, 2017

Humb. Association of Realtors Scholarship

Must complete an application and write an essay explaining your future plans and how they relate to the real estate industry. ? Must be a student from a Humboldt County school who is enrolled or will be enrolled at a college or university. ? Must be enrolled or will be enrolled in study for professions which are centered on, or support, a career in real estate sales, real estate finance, real estate management, real estate appraisal, real estate investments, real estate economics, escrow/title, real estate law, interior decorating, construction technologies, landscaping, woodworking, cabinet making, architectural design, engineering and/or drafting in order to apply for the Humboldt Association of Realtors scholarship. ? Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. ? Must have one letter of recommendation. ? Scholarship proceeds must be used for academic fees and/or academic supplies. Scholarship payment will be for the 2017/ 2018 school year.

Applications: HAR
Deadline: April 7, 2017

Trinidad Civic Club Scholarship

This academic scholarship for $1000 is awarded in the amount of $1000 in the memory of James E. and Carmen Rohlfing Kidder, who loved Trinidad and recognized the importance of higher education. Must be a resident of McKinleyville to Orick area.

Applications are located in the counseling office.
Deadline: March 15, 2017

Coast Central Credit Union Scholarship

The Scholarship Committee of Coast Central Credit Union is interested in assisting a broad spectrum of students who intend to continue their education. A total of thirteen scholarships may be awarded to qualified applicants, based on their academic record. Serious consideration will be given to those students who have demonstrated a commitment to education, either through outstanding academic performance or through consistent improvement during their high school years, as well as financial need. For students attending CR, Shasta College, HSU or Chico State.

Applications are available in the counseling office or online: https://coastccu.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Scholarship.pdf
Deadline: March 18, 2017

Humboldt County Legal Professional Scholarships

HCLPA offers three scholarships, the Donna Mullan Memorial Scholarship and the Judges Harold e. Neville/John E. Morrison Scholarship. The Eula Mae Jett Scholarship is available to students entering a career in the legal field.

Application packets are available in the SB College Counseling office.
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Eula Mae Jett Deadline: April 1, 2017

Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California Scholarship

$500 scholarship. Must be of Portuguese descent, 3.5 GPA, participated in three extracurricular activities. Application is available online: http://www.cabrillocivicclubs.org/scholarship.asp
Deadline: March 15, 2017

mikeroweWORKS Foundation

  • * A trillion dollars in student loans.
  • * Record high unemployment.
  • * Three million good jobs that no one seems to want.

The mikeroweWORKS Foundation started the Profoundly Disconnected® campaign. Through its scholarship programs, including the Work Ethic Scholarship Program, the Foundation provides financial assistance to qualified individuals with a desire to learn a skill that is in demand. The Foundation has been instrumental in granting more than $3 million in education for trade schools across the country. Coming in March 2017–Work Ethic Scholarship program. Visit http://profoundlydisconnected.com/

Native Sons of the Golden West Scholarship
NSGW awards three scholarships (one $2000 and two $1000) to students who demonstrates achievements in academics, participation in school activities, leadership and personal development. Applications are available online: http://nsgw.org/scholarship-program/
Deadline: March 15, 2017


The Fisher & Talwar $1,000 Legal Inspiration Scholarship is now available to students currently pursuing or plan on pursuing a college degree.
To qualify for this scholarship:
  1. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  2. Must be a full-time student who is currently attending (or planning to attend full-time) an accredited institution of higher education.
  3. Must provide proof of current enrollment or plans to enroll in an accredited institution of higher education. If you have not received acceptance, you may still apply, but be sure to provide proof of acceptance and enrollment for the scholarship to be released.
  4. Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.
 Qualifying students can apply here:
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2016.

K. Hunter Goff Bankruptcy/Consumer Rights Scholarship
Criteria: Applicant must be attending college by Fall 2017 and have at least a 3.0 GPA. They must be interested pursuing a law-related degree. Award Amount: $500 Application: Only online applications will be accepted. The application can be found here: http://khgpa.com/#scholarship-application
Deadline: July 31, 2017

Financial Aid Resources for Minority Students

Historically, minority students have faced confounding factors leading to difficulties entering and finishing college. Disparities in wealth, health and parental education, among others, make it challenging to afford high cost tuition. A lack of higher education inhibits a student’s ability to become competitive in the job market, lowering their chances of earning higher wages and moving into higher socioeconomic statuses. Fortunately, there are resources and scholarships designed specifically to help minority students earn degrees. For more information, visit: http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/financial-aid-minorities/

2016 Scholarships

Redwood Decorative Artist Scholarship for students who plan to study or major in art. Applications are located in the college counseling office.
Deadline is April 29, 2016

Tri Counties Bank Scholarship
The Tri Counties Bank Scholarship program seeks to advance higher education for community-minded students. Through a competitive process, Tri Counties Bank awards $1,500 scholarships to students attending a 4-year college/university and $1,000 for those attending community college. Awards will be made to the college-bound, economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement and business entrepreneurship – the three pillars of Tri Counties Bank’s mission to help to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our economically-disadvantaged youth.

Apply online: www.shastarcf.org/scholarships
Deadline: April 14th, 2016 by 5:00pm (Pacific Time)

Charlie Swanson Scholarship

For the graduates of the St. Bernard’s High School “Class of 2016? the members of the Eureka Police Officers’ Association are please to offer one $1000 scholarship honoring Senior Detective Charlie Swanson.
Must have a 3.0 GPA They are looking for that individual, who gives it her or his best, is well-rounded with a strong base to grow from, and who has a sense of where they are going.

Applications are available in the counseling office.
Deadline: May 19, 2016 3:30pm in the Counseling Office


Sterling Law Offices College Scholarship

Sterling Law Offices, S.C. is offering students the opportunity to win a $1,000 paid scholarship towards their academic goals. We believe in education and want to help curb the cost of education for students. Our hope is that this scholarship will help students continue to pursue their dream and achieve all of their goals.

The scholarship is open to high school seniors preparing for their first year of college as well as college students already enrolled full-time. The application is available online: http://www.sterlinglawyers.com/scholarship/
Deadline: June 30 and December 31



Mark E. Reed Scholarship

The Mark E. Reed Scholarship Program has been making grants to deserving students since 1947. The program was established to honor the man who played a significant part in the history and development of our timberlands and who also influenced the education of many young people in Washington state. Application is available online: https://greendiamond.com/charitable-giving/#reed

Deadline: Feb. 29, 2016


CIF Scholar Athlete Scholarship

QUALIFICATIONS – College-bound high school seniors whose academic and athletic careers have been truly exemplary and whose personal standards (i.e., integrity, honesty, etc.) and accomplishments are a positive model for others.

Application is available online: http://cifstate.org/parents-students/awards_and_scholarships/SCHOLAR_2016_APPLICATION_FINAL.pdf
Deadline: Feb. 10, 2016


The Latin American Club is offering a $500 scholarship. This scholarship is open to all seniors. Applications are available in the office and the  Deadline is May 15, 2015

Quota Club is offering a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior who demonstrates exceptional involvement and outstanding leadership in the area of community service. The applicant must have at least 100 hours of service within their senior year. Application is available in the office.  Deadline is May 1, 2015

North Coast College Access Scholarship is for motivated first generation and/or low income students attending high school in Humboldt County.  Application is available online: https://hcoedata.humboldt.k12.ca.us/dodwp/
 Deadline is April 7, 2015

Jana Cochrane Scholarship

There is a new scholarship being offered to a graduating senior who plans to study English, writing, or journalism in college. The application can be found online: http://www.bluedragonent.com/jana-cochrane-scholarship.html

 Deadline is May 15, 2015


Humboldt Republican Women $500 Scholarship

Requirements: 3.5 GPA and related to a member of HRWF. Applications are located in the counseling office or online at www.hrwf-ca.org

Deadline: May 1, 2015.


St. Bernard’s Catholic School is offering a scholarship to a senior who has participated in the international club and plans to attend college. The Scholarship is for $300.00 and upon verification of enrollment in an institution of higher learning, payment will be made to the scholarship recipient.

Application: International Club Scholarship

Deadline: March 16, 2015


Mark E. Reed Scholarship

the 2015 Mark E Reed scholarship applications are available on the Green Diamond web site at www.greendiamond.com/charitable-giving. The scholarship is open to local high school seniors and those students attending Humboldt and college of the Redwoods. The applications must be received no later than February 27, 2015



Portuguese Historical and Cultural Society offers several scholarships to graduating seniors of Portuguese descent and have a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Applications are available in the college counseling office

Deadline: March 31, 2015