University Scholarships

Class of 2023 Scholarships

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

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 6, 2022. Application is located online: 2022 Cutten PTA scholarship application

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 9, 2022.

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: 2021 NCCWIT Scholarship App.docx Deadline is April 3, 2022

The Eureka Sequoia Garden Club is pleased to announce the Mary Lou Goodwin Memorial Scholarship to be awarded for the 2022-2023 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, 2022 to:

ESGC Scholarship

PO Box 479

Bayside, CA 95524-0479

EPD Charlie Swanson Scholarship is 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 2, 2022.

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:

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 25, 5pm.  Application: Coast Central Credit Union

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.

Jacoby Creek Scholarship is now available to graduates of Jacoby Creek School. The application is located here: 2022 JCSSCHOLARSHIPAPPLICATION  Deadline: April 3, 2022

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 March 15, 2022.

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, 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:

Scotia Band Scholarship: Graduates who plan to major or minor in music are eligible for this $500 scholarship. Deadline: April 22, 2022. Application: scotia band scholarship

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 8, 2022. 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, 2022.

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.

The Trinidad Civic Club Trade School Scholarship is awarded in the amount of $1000.00 to a student who is pursuing a one- or two-year program beyond a high school diploma. Application is available here: 2021 Trade School Application 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 

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, 2022.

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 2022. For more information and the application, visit their website: Sons of Italy Deadline: March 1

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



The Humboldt Masonic Lodge No. 79 announces its 2021 scholarship opportunity for high school seniors in Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity Counties.  Five $1000 scholarships are available. Deadline is April 15, 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.