Students:

These, and many other scholarships, or now available by way of HSU’s online scholarship system.  To access & apply, select the Scholarships button in the Financial Matters Quick Links section of your portal.

Department Scholarships for 2014/15:

Brusca Zoology Scholarship

Purpose:  To honor Gary Brusca for his many years of inspiring student interest in Invertebrate Zoology. Presented annually to graduate students in their 1st or 2nd year at HSU with an exceptional interest and promise in field and/or laboratory studies of Invertebrate Zoology.Deadline: April 1, 2014

Gregory Mark Jennings Botany Award

Announcement, Guidelines and Application

Named in memory of Gregory Jennings, a graduate of HSU (‘99 B.S. Botany, ’03 M.A. Biological Sciences). The purpose of this annual award is to promote the acknowledgment and dissemination of research in the field of botany. The annual award will support graduate students to travel for the purpose of presenting their research to a professional audience, or for expenses related to publishing their research. Eligible students are those pursuing a graduate degree in Biology, with a preference for those students with an area of research in botany. Final recipient selection will be made in early April by the Botanical Awards Committee.

F. R. Meredith Botany Scholarship

Purpose:  Each year the Botanical Awards Committee of the Department of Biological Sciences Department awards the Meredith Scholarship for academic excellence in Botany. Applicants must have at least two semesters remaining to complete the degree requirements for a BS in Botany at HSU. Final recipient selection will be made by the Botanical Awards Committee. Deadline: March 2, 2014

Rumble Award for Excellence in Botany

Purpose: Recognition of an outstanding graduate botany student. Selection by the Botanical Awards Committee is based primarily on academic excellence. Final recipient selection made in early April by the Botanical Awards Committee.

Sterling J. Sam Botany Award

Purpose: To provide underrepresented students a chance at earning a botany degree, so they can make a positive impact on the community and commitment to the botanical profession. All qualified students are encouraged to apply, including those who belong to one of a number of campus clubs focused on underrepresented students, individuals with a disability, Native Americans, and/or students who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. It is based primarily on academic experience, but field and/or research experience will also be considered. Qualifying juniors, seniors, and graduate students are invited to apply. Selection will be made by the Botanical Awards Committee. Deadline: April 1, 2014

Fred and Margaret Telonicher Memorial Scholarship

Purpose:  Granted annually to a Humboldt State University undergraduate student in any major within the Department of Biological Sciences. Undergraduate students, in any stage of their college studies, are invited to apply.  The award shall be given exclusively on the basis of academic excellence. Unavailable this year due to funding

Dennis K. Walker Botany Award

Purpose: Recognition of the outstanding undergraduate botany student in each year's graduating class. Selection by the Botanical Awards Committee is based primarily on academic excellence. Final recipient selection made in early April by the Botanical Awards Committee.

James E. Christian, II Scholarship

Purpose: Recognition of an outstanding student majoring in the biological sciences at HSU, with preference given to graduate students, and based on financial need. Must have a current FAFSA on file, be a full-time student, and have a average 3.00 GPA. Unavailable this year due to funding

Master's Student Grant

Announcement, Application and Grant writing tips

The Master’s Student Grant award is made possible by the Department of Biological Sciences at Humboldt State University.  Funds are distributed to graduate students through one grant allocation per year, which is administered by the Master’s Student Grant Program Committee. Deadline April 1, 2014

 

Scholarships Outside the Department:

Gary Estenson Memorial Scholarship

Purpose: Students who are majoring in Marine Biology or Fisheries Biology while attending Humboldt State University. Must have at least a 3.00 GPA and financial need. All students who complete a FAFSA for Humboldt State University by March 2, will automatically be considered for this scholarship. Deadline: March 2, 2014

Ernest Fusi Scholarship in Natural Resources

Purpose:  Scholarship to honor Ernest P. Fusi to promote the interests in furthering the education of students at Humboldt State in the areas of natural resources. Deadline: March 2, 2014

L. O. McDuff Scholarship

Purpose:  Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in Fisheries Biology, Marine Biology or Environmental Science: Ecological Restoration, with GPA of at least 3.0, demonstrated financial need, with preference given to students within minimal or no support from parents. Amounts and numbers of scholarships are estimates, dependent on funding. Deadline: March 2, 2014

Malcolm Oliphant Scholarships in Marine Science

Purpose:  One graduate and one undergrad scholarship will be awarded on the basis of excellence. Work in progress at the Telonicher Marine Laboratory, Trinidad, will be one factor considered in the award of the scholarships. Students working on projects at the Marine Laboratory or working on marine science projects elsewhere that have implications for marine organisms are encouraged to apply. Academic promise will be demonstrated by scholastic achievement in at least two consecutive semesters of enrollment at HSU and by commentary provided by two faculty members familiar with the academic achievements of the applicant. Potential or promise for a productive career in some aspect of marine science will be considered. Deadline: April 1, 2014

Lillian E. Woodward Scholarship

Purpose: Provide scholarships for full time students pursuing a degree in Biology or Chemistry with a curriculum emphasis in pre-pharmacy. Must have at least two semesters of coursework for degree completion and must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Selection to be determined by the Financial Aid Office. Deadline: March 2, 2014

Vera Woolford Scholarship

Purpose: Provide scholarships for worthy students at Humboldt State University who are interested in and who are pursuing study of the medical sciences. Selection to be determined by the Financial Aid Office. No other application is required. Deadline March 2, 2014