University Scholarships

Class of 2023 Scholarships

Ferndale Repertory Theatre invites applications for its annual $1000 scholarship award. The award is given each year to a Humboldt County High School Senior interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts including music, drama, dance, physical theatre, theatrical design and technical theatre. The very first award winner was local songwriter Sara Bareilles. Application Click Here Deadline is April 24, 2023.

EPD Charlie Swanson Scholarshipis awarded to a graduating senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA, community service and plans to attend a trade school, 2 year or 4 year school. Scholarship is available online: EPD Swanson  Deadline: May 10, 2023.

The California Department of Transportation, District 1, in conjunction with the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) and Caltrans Social Fund, is pleased to announce the availability of one $2,250 scholarship. This scholarship opportunity supports the professional growth and development of students seeking a career in transportation. Click HERE for the application. Deadline: Friday, May 26.

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a high school senior or undergraduate college student from or residing in Humboldt, Del Norte, Lake, or Mendocino County.
  • Must plan to pursue a career in transportation.
  • Must attend or be accepted to a post-secondary institute (college/university/vocational/technical school) in California.
  • Must provide an official transcript to verify Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Must provide a description of participation in extra-curricular and/or community-related activities
  • Letters of recommendation will be considered.

The Native Sons of the Golden West, Humboldt Parlor (Chapter) #14 in Eureka has a scholarship that is available to graduating seniors  who will be attending a college, university, or technical school. Basic eligibility is anyone who is a native Californian (born anywhere in California) and attending local schools. Depending on the number of applications, at least one $500.00 scholarship will be awarded. Deadline is May 5, 2023. Application-Guidelines Humboldt 14 Scholarship2023

Cutten PTA Scholarship:This scholarship (up to three scholarships awarded up to $500) is offered to assist graduating seniors in realizing educational goals after high school. The award is based on high school achievement, community service, extracurricular activities, and responses to the two short essay questions on this application.  Deadline: May 5, 2023. Application is located online: PTA Scholarship Application 2023.docx

Jerome J. Colivas Memorial Scholarship This year there will be one scholarship in the amount $1000.00 and one scholarship in the amount of $500.00. Anyone who is of Italian decent and/or is Roman Catholic is eligible to apply. Deadline is April 28, 2023. 2023 ITALIAN CATHOLIC FEDERATION Scholarship

Eureka Emblem Club #298 Scholarship: This scholarship of $1000 will be awarded to three local seniors. Deadline is April 15, 2023. Please follow the instructions on the application: Emblem Club

North Coast Chapter of California Women in Timber awards scholarships up to $1,500! The North Coast Chapter of California Women in Timber (CWIT) is a non-profit organization committed to sustainable forestry and natural resources management. We are offering several scholarships to high school seniors and college students who are pursuing an education and career in the forest products industry and/or have immediate family involved in the forest products industry. Application: 2023 NCCWIT Scholarship App.docx Deadline is March 24, 2023

Order Sons of Italy Eureka Lodge Scholarship: $1000.

  • B or 3.0 GPA or better
  • Italian Heritage
  • Graduate of a Humboldt County High School

Deadline is April 15, 2023. Application: Sons of Italy Scholarship

Sanctuary Forest Scholarship awards six $1000 scholarships to college-bound graduates who demonstrate an interest in the environment. Application is available online: Sanctuary Forest  Deadline is April 1, 2023.

The Eureka Sequoia Garden Club is pleased to announce the Mary Lou Goodwin Memorial Scholarship to be awarded for the 2023-24 academic year. A scholarship of $500 will be awarded to support a student’s educational pursuits in botany, horticulture, agriculture, plant sciences and related environmental studies. The applicant is asked to include two letters of recommendation and a transcript of their most recent grades with the application. Priority consideration will be given to those applicants pursuing the subjects listed in the eligibility guidelines. Application is online: ESGC Scholarship Application Mail the completed application by the deadline of March 31, 2023 to: ESGC Scholarship,PO Box 479,Bayside, CA 95524-0479

Jacoby Creek Scholarship is now available to graduates of Jacoby Creek School. The application is located here: 2023 JCSSCHOLARSHIPAPPLICATION  Deadline: April 14, 2023

Scotia Band Scholarship: Graduates who plan to major or minor in music are eligible for this $500 scholarship. Deadline: April 21, 2023. Application: scotia band scholarship

Coast Central Credit Union Scholarship: Scholarships are disbursed over a four-year period. For the first and second years the amount is $1,000 per year. For the third and fourth years, the value is increased to $1,500 each year for a potential total value of $5,000. To receive the entire scholarship,students must attend Cal Poly Humboldt, College of the Redwoods, Shasta Community College, or Chico State University. Deadline is March 24, 5pm.  Application: Coast Central Credit Union

Humboldt Realtors Association Scholarship: The Humboldt Association of Realtors has offered scholarships since 2000 to students going on to obtain higher education. Application is available online: HAR Application Deadline is April 10, 2023.

The Green Diamond Natural Resource Scholarship is intended to recognize and support individuals who plan to enter fields of study that will lead to the continued enrichment of the Natural Resources and related industries. This scholarship is for vocational, undergraduate, or graduate programs, and can be awarded to high school seniors or return students attending a higher education program. APPLICATION Deadline: March 31, 2023

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:  Deadline: Feb. 28, 2023.

The Trinidad Civic Club Academic & Trade School Scholarship is awarded in the amount of $1000.00 to two student who is pursuing a one- or two-year program beyond a high school diploma. The Trinidad Civic Club has been awarding the academic Carmen and James Kidder Annual Scholarship since 1977.  In 2015, the Club also began offering the trade school vocational scholarship.  These two $1,000 scholarships are funded by community and member donors, as well as the Dessert Cafe’ bake sale at the annual Trinidad Fish Festival. Application is available here Deadline is March 31, 2023.

Italian Catholic Federation  One of the many programs of the Federation is to offer college scholarships to further the education of students who achieve a total cumulative GPA (3 ½ years) of at least 3.2 and meet all of the requirements in either #1 or #2: 1) Are Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona, California, Illinois and Nevada, only where Branches of the Federation are established. or 2) if either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the Italian Catholic Federation, the student must be Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent or live where Branches of the Federation are established – membership of a Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is mandatory for #2. Application is available online: Deadline is April 1, 2023.

The Humboldt Masonic Lodge No. 79 announces its 2023 scholarship opportunity for high school seniors in Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity Counties. Eligibility: General –All applicants should be a high school senior expecting to graduate and attend an accredited Trade School or accredited institute of further education, studying for an Associates Degree or higher. Five $1000 scholarships are available. Deadline is April 15, 2023.

The Law Firm of Whittel & Melton is donating a $1,215 college scholarship to commemorate the signing of the Magna Carta. The iconic Magna Carta was signed in 1215 in England as a way to make peace between an unpopular King and a group of barons. The charter promised the protection of church rights, protection for the barons from illegal imprisonment, access to swift justice, and limitations on feudal payments to the Crown. Even though its content was watered down over the years, the Magna Carta remains a significant document centuries following its inception because it stands for the notion that in a civilized society, no man or woman–not even a King or Queen– is exempt from the rule of law. Click here for more information and the application: Application  Deadline is December 15 of each year.

Tri Counties Bank awards scholarships totaling $110,000 to students attending community colleges, trade schools, and four year colleges/universities. Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors — especially, though not exclusively, to those who are economically disadvantaged — who demonstrate interest in public service, community engagement and business entrepreneurship.

  • Income Based — Sixty (60) $1,500 scholarships are awarded to students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $6,206 or less and a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Merit Based — Twenty (20) $1,000 scholarships are offered to students with a  cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
We encourage applications from talented college-bound high school seniors in the Bank’s 27-county footprint – which includes much of the Central, Bay Area, and Northern regions of California. Applications for the 2023 cycle are now open. Applications close on February 22, 2023. Click on the link for the application: Tri Counties Bank Scholarship

Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California Scholarships:$500 awarded to graduates of Portuguese descent, 3.5 GPA and participated in three extracurricular activities. Application is available online: Scholarship Application Submit application with transcript and three letters of recommendation by March 15, 2023.

California Cancer Crusher Scholarship: There will be two $1,000 scholarships awarded to graduating seniors within Humboldt County. Qualifications are: 

  • Applicant’s life has been affected by cancer
  • Applicant will graduate from a high school in Humboldt County in the Spring of 2020
  • Applicant has an overall high school GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Will be attending a four-year college, junior college or vocational institution in the Fall of 2020

Apply online here: Scholarship Application. Deadline is Feb. 15, 2023

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 2023. For more information and the application, visit their website: Sons of Italy Deadline: March 1

The American Indians Committee of the California Society Daughters of the American Revolution awards scholarships to Native Americans. This award is intended to help California-based Native American college and technical students of any age, any tribe, striving to obtain an education.

See the attached flier for more information/application: Application Deadline is January 31, 2023

The California Jaycees Foundation Scholarship program provides scholastic funding to eligible High School Seniors who will continue their education at any accredited college or vocational school in the United States.  In 2023, four Scholarship awards will be given in increments of $1,000.

Three recipients of the California Jaycee Foundation scholarships will be forwarded to the United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Program Review Committee for participation in that program as well, two (2) for secondary scholarships and one (1) for vocational/industrial. Deadline: 1/13/2023.

2023 Scholarship application information is available NOW via this website link:

Mail completed packet to:
Mary Alessandra-Cook
CAJCF Scholarship Chair
P.O. Box 3028
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

2023 Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship Eligibility:

    • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
    • Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.
    • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

Click here: Elks Application

Deadline: Nov. 14, 2022

Class of 2022 Scholarships

HDNCA and HCCW Russ Hunt Memorial Scholarship  To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be a high school senior within our tricounty brand inspection area(Humboldt, Del Norte and south western Trinity counties). Preference will be given to applicants pursuing a career in the Beef or Livestock industry. However, any applicant who is majoring in Agriculture or an Agriculturerelated field of study at any college or university will be considered. This is a two year scholarship. The student will receive $500 as a senior and $1,000 as a second year student, if they maintain a 2.0 GPA. Official transcripts and proof of their enrollment (class schedule etc) for the second year must be sent to the HCCW treasurer (PO BOX 915, Fortuna, CA 95540) after October 1st of their second year of college.  Deadline is April 22, 2022. Click for the application: HDNCA Application


Jairus Ayeta Line School Scholarship–Eligibility: Applicants must live in the jurisdiction of IBEW Local 1245 and be the first generation in their family to work in the utility industry. Applicants must show 1) proof of one year of Algebra; 2) a High School diploma or GED by the end of the academic year in which the scholarship application was completed, and 3) a current valid CA or NV driver’s license with no restrictions (CDL, while not required, is preferred).
Application process:Applications are accepted from March 1 through March 31 for the fall class, and October 1 through October 31 for the spring class. Applicants will be required to submit

  • Copy of High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Proof of completion of one year of Algebra
  • Two letters of recommendation from a non-relative instructor, principal, counselor or supervisor, and
  • a 500-word essay on a topic related to the Labor Movement and/or working in the Electric Utility Industry. All items shall be emailed together to

Award: Four recipients will be selected each year (two in the spring and two in the fall) to receive a one-time scholarship to attend the Northwest JATC Training Center (Volta) in Oregon. The scholarships will include full tuition, fees, tools, lodging and $60 per day for meals. For more information, click on the link:


CAA Youth ScholarshipEvery year, the CAA offers approximately $35,000 in college scholarships to children of active duty law enforcement and fire service personnel across California. Apply online today! Deadline is April 15, 2022.

North Coast Kiwanis is excited to be offering scholarships for graduating high school seniors. Applications is online: NC Kiwanis Scholarship Deadline is April 30, 2022.

Portuguese Historical and Cultural Society offers several scholarships to graduating seniors of Portuguese descent and have a GPA of 3.0 or better. Application is available here: Application.  Deadline: March 31, 2022.

The Redwood Region Logging Conference has two scholarship opportunities for graduating High School Students who will be attending either a four-year, two-year or trade school with a major of Forestry, Agriculture, Natural Resources or Diesel Mechanics or Heavy Equipment.  Please make the attached application available to them.  Applications are due April 1, 2022.  They can also access an application on our website:


Trinidad Civic Club Scholarships
This academic scholarship is awarded in the amount of $1000.00 in memory of James E. (Jim) and Carmen Rohlfing Kidder, who loved Trinidad and recognized the importance of higher education. Application is available here: Trinidad Civic Club Scholarship  Deadline is: March 25, 2022.

Humboldt County Farm Bureau Scholarships:
Five scholarships are available through HCFB. Applicants must be planning to major in either: Ag, Science, Education or Vocational Education, Diesel Mechanics or Heavy Equipment, Forestry, Natural Resources, or Ag related field. Deadline is April 1. Application: HC Farm Bureau Scholarship 



Class of 2021 Scholarships

American Business Women’s Association Scholarship is awarded to women who have been a resident of Humboldt County for the past year, GPA of 2.0 or greater and will attend HSU or CR. Application is available online: abwa scholarship. Deadline: April 30, 2021



Class of 2020

Ferndale Rep has extended their deadline for scholarship applications to April 17. Seniors interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts are encouraged to apply for this $500 scholarship. All applicants must be recommended by their drama or English teacher, have a 3.5 gpa or higher and plan to pursue the arts through participation with high school and community arts organizations. The application is available online:

Kiwanis Club of the North Coast Scholarship application is now available here:  Application. Deadline is April 15.