Scholarships, Awards and Financial Support

 

Department of Fisheries Biology Scholarships

Students currently enrolled in the Fisheries Biology program are eligible to apply for scholarships offered through the Department of Fisheries Biology.  Applicants to the program and students at other institutions are not eligible to apply. Scholarships are available for both undergraduate and graduate students.  They are listed below with undergraduate scholarships listed first.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS


The Michael G. Scott Award

The Michael G. Scott Award is given annually to the outstanding graduating senior in the Department of Fisheries Biology at Humboldt State University.  Please follow the link for information and past award winners.

San Jose Flycasters

The San Jose Flycasters support one $1,000 scholarship annually. This scholarship supports undergraduate research on the ecology, conservation, ormanagement of a recreationally important finfish species.  Prospective applicants must be enrolled in the undergraduate program, Department of Fisheries, Humboldt State University.  Applications are normally due in early March.

Peter F. Lopes Memorial ScholarshipLopes image

The Peter F. Lopes Memorial Scholarship - minimum of $1,000. Peter F. Lopes was a 1993 graduate of Humboldt State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Fisheries and a fourth-generation Californian. Peter loved the outdoors and was an avid hiker, fisherman, and life-long learner. He found his calling in life as an observer with the Alaskan fishing fleet. His goal was to protect the ocean’s fishing resources for future generations.

 

NEW GRADUATE STUDENTS


The following scholarships are offered to exceptionally promising new graduate students as financial assistance and as an inducement to encourage them to enroll in the HSU Fisheries Biology MS Program.

James Joseph Award

James Joseph, Director of the InterAmerican Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) and HSU's first Fisheries MS graduate, has provided substantial gifts to the HSU Fisheries Department.  Together, these gifts allow the Department to offer one award of $2,500 or $5,000, annually or biannually, depending on when the award was last granted.  The award goes to the outstanding Fisheries MS applicant in the Marine Fisheries area.  This one time award is provided to the successful applicant at entrance into the Fisheries Masters Program at HSU.

 

Reduced Tuition Awards for New Non-Resident Graduate Students

Newly accepted non-resident graduate students will automatically be considered for reduced tuition awards on a competitive basis with other graduate students in the College of Natural Resources and Sciences.  These tuition awards generally reduce tuition costs to what they would be for California resident graduate students.

 

CONTINUING GRADUATE STUDENTS


The following awards are available for continuing graduate students who have developed formal thesis proposals for their research.

Granite Bay Flycasters Scholarship

This new scholarship award ($2,000 total) will be granted annually and was first offered for the 2009 spring semester.  The scholarship is intended to support graduate students who have (a) exhausted their source of funding, (b) have completed a rough draft of their thesis, and (c) might have have a high probability of thesis completion within one semester if they received this award. The award is distributed in two parts: (a) $1,000 at the beginning of the semester, and (b) $1,000 near the end of the semester contingent on evidence of substantial progress toward completion of the thesis.

Marin Rod and Gun Club

The Marin Rod and Gun Club supports three $1,500 scholarships annually. These scholarships support graduate student research on any recreationally important fish species or group of species.  At the request of the sponsors, emphasis is placed on the ecology and conservation of west coast finfish.   Prospective applicants must be enrolled in the graduate program, Department of Fisheries, Humboldt State University.  Applications are normally due near the end of November.

Tyee Club of San Francisco

The Tyee Club of San Francisco provides one $1,000 scholarship annually. This scholarship supports graduate student research on the ecology, conservation, and (or) restoration of Pacific coast salmonids. Prospective applicants must be enrolled in the graduate program, Department of Fisheries, Humboldt State University.  Applications are normally due in mid-December.


Graduate Students may find useful information on the Research and Graduate Studies University Scholarship/Fellowship Information page.

All students should review information available from the Financial Aid website here at Humboldt State University.