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School of Education scholarships will be available for the 2014-2015 school year. See below. Start by accessing the HSU online scholarship system through the myHumboldt Financial Matters portal. The deadline for all scholarships is May 15th.

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:

  • Application process pending for 2014-2015
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Who can apply: EED, SED, and SPED candidates.
  • Selection criteria:  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:

  • Apply via myHumboldt.
  • 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

  • This Scholarship is not available for 2014-2015
  • 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.

Reinman Teacher Scholarship

  • This Scholarship is not available for 2014-2015
  • 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

  • Apply via myHumboldt.
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Who can apply: Scholarship rotates year to year. It will be awarded to EED in 2014-2015, SPED in 2015-2016, SED in 2016-2017.
  • 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

  • Apply via myHumboldt.
  • 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

  • Apply by clicking on the name of the 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.

Victor Egan Scholarship

  • Apply via myHumboldt.
  • Amount: Varies.
  • Who can apply: Teacher Credential candidates wanting to teach in public schools.
  • Selection criteria:Financial need is considered.
  • Contact the Credential Programs Office, located in HGH 202, 707-826-5867, if you have questions.

Henri and Lanette Rosseau Scholarship

  • Apply by clicking on the name of the scholarship.
  • Amount: Varies - approx. $400-800
  • Who can apply: EED candidates who have completed an undergraduate degree and will be enrolled full-time.
  • Selection criteria: Recipient selected based having a fieldwork placement, meeting the minimum GPA requirement for admission to the EED program, and financial need.
  • Contact the Credential Program Office, located in HGH 202, 707-826-5867, if you have questions.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Carlston Family Foundation: Honoring outstanding teachers of America. Help identify, honor and reward exceptional High School Teacehrs.  Online information at http://www.humboldt.edu/education/documents/carlston.pdf

Humboldt Area Foundation: Several grants and scholarships available to education students.  Online information at http://www.hafoundation.org

Delta Kappa Gamma: For fifth-year students going into education. To view eligibility requirements and download the application, click: here

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.
*8/10/12-APLE update
The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) has announced the absence of new APLE awards during 2012-13, the honoring of all current loan agreements, and the continuation of statutory provisions that could potentially allow for new APLE awards to be re-instated in 2013-14. There are sizable federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness programs, which are operative after individuals have served as full-time teachers for five years in low-income elementary or secondary schools in a shortage field. Information about these federal programs can be loacted at:

http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/charts/teacher

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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