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Department of Education

Scholarships & Financial Aid

School of Education scholarships are closed for this year except for the new Douglas G Mack Memorial Scholarship. See below. Click on each scholarship for details and for the application for the Academic Year 2011-2012.

Summary descriptions of each scholarship are below.

Additionally, information on all scholarships offered by HSU is available at HSU's Financial Aid website: http://www.humboldt.edu/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/finaid/schol.pl

HSU Credential Program Scholarships

Please note: The scholarships offered and their dollar amounts may vary from year to year due to funding. Scholarship awards are contingent upon acceptance to the credential program listed with full-time student status. All applicants must have a minimum 2.67+ overall GPA or at least a 2.75 GPA for the last 60 semester units to be considered. Most require recipient to be a U.S. Citizen.

Credential Program Scholarships

*These are subject to change each academic year depending on funding levels. All dollar amounts are approximate.

The Douglas G. Mack Memorial Scholarship Fund:  

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Who can apply: EED, SED, and SPED candidates.
  • Selection criteria: DEADLINE AUGUST 1, 2011. This scholarship is normally awarded to a MckKinleyville High School Graduating Senior who is going into teaching. This year it has been made available to all credential candidates. Financial need will be considered. This one requires two letters of recommendation as well as official transcripts, personal statement and the application.
  • Contact the Humboldt Area Foundation, (707)-442-2993, if you have questions.
  • California Retired Teachers' Association:  

    • Amount: $1,000
    • Who can apply: EED, SED, and SPED candidates.
    • Selection criteria: Based solely on financial need. Preference is given to students who graduated from a high school in Humboldt or Del Norte counties or the Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District.
    • Contact the Credential Program Office, located in HGH 202, 707-826-5867, if you have questions.

     

    Frank and Myrtle Fick Memorial Scholarship

    • Amount: Varies - approx. $300-600
    • Who can apply: EED, SED, and SPED candidates with a degree from a public university. Generally, one award is given to an EED candidate, one to a SED candidate, one to a SPED mild/moderate candidate, and one to a SPED moderate/severe candidate.
    • Selection criteria: Recipient selected based on commitment to teaching profession, academic performance, and financial need.
    • Contact the Credential Program Office, located in HGH 202, 707-826-5867, if you have questions.

     

    Alison Miles Memorial Scholarship

    (click title to download application)

    • Amount: $500
    • Who can apply: SED candidates who have a student teaching placement at a middle school. Click here to read the scholarship announcement letter.
    • Selection criteria: Potential to become an excellent middle school teacher. Financial need also considered.
    • Contact the Credential Program Office, located in HGH 202, 707-826-5867, if you have questions.
    • Deadline: Friday, October 1st, 2010 by noon.

     

    Reinman Teacher Scholarship  

    • Amount: $1,000.
    • Who can apply: SED and EED candidates
    • Selection criteria: Specifically designated for students who earned their high school diploma or equivalency 15 or more years ago. Financial need is also considered. Awarded Spring Semester only.
    • Contact the Credential Programs Office, located in HGH 202, 707-826-5867, if you have questions.

     

    Laura E. Settle California Retired Teachers' Association Scholarship  

    • Amount: $2,000
    • Who can apply: Scholarship rotates year to year. It will be awarded to EED in 2011-2012, SPED in 2012-2013, SED in 2013-2014.
    • Selection criteria:
      • *Average to high scholastic standing.
      • *Record of exemplary character and citizenship.
      • *Financial need, as established by the School of Education.
      • *Citizen of the United States and resident of California.
    • Contact the Credential Program Office, located in HGH 202, 707-826-5867, if you have questions.

     

    Mark Sheive Memorial Scholarship  

    • Amount: Approx. $1,500.
    • Who can apply: EED candidates only
    • Selection criteria: Preference given to HSU graduates with Liberal Studies Elementary Education or Liberal Studies Child Development majors. Academic merit, potential to become an excellent teacher, and financial need all are considered.
    • Contact the Credential Program Office, located in HGH 202, 707-826-5867, if you have questions.

     

    Charles and Helen Schober Scholarship

    • Amount: Dollar amount varies, usually between $500-$1000.
    • Who may apply: EED, SED, and SPED credential candidates. One or more awards are generally given to applicants in each of the programs.
    • Selection criteria: Financial need, letters of recommendation, and overall potential to become an excellent teacher are all considered.
    • Contact the Credential Program Office, located in HGH 202, 707-826-5867, if you have questions. This scholarship is administered by Humboldt Area Foundation.

     

    Other Scholarship Opportunities

    (not administered by HSU):

    • Humboldt Area Foundation: Several grants and scholarships available to education students.  Online information at http://www.hafoundation.org.
    • American Association of University Women:  Offers a variety of scholarships/grants for women in higher education. See their website at http://www.aauw.org/fga/index.cfm for a list of programs and qualifications. 
    • PELL: for credential students who have completed their bachelor's degree and are enrolled in a credential program; contact Financial Aid, (707)-826-4321.
    • Cal Grant T:  a competitive grant with specific teaching requirements for students who have never received a Cal Grant or are no longer eligible for a 5th year renewal. Contact Financial Aid Office or the California Student Aid Commission.

     

    Student Loan Forgiveness Programs:

    • APLE: Will pay back up to $19,000 of your student loans. Amounts vary based on your specialty and future teaching employment. For further information, see: http://www.csusuccess.org/aple.
    • Stafford Loan Forgiveness Program for Teachers: Will pay back up to $17,500 for teachers with certain specialties and up to $5,000 for teachers who teach for five years in low-income schools. Must meet program requirements, see website for details: http://www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov/tc

     

     

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