Laura E. Settle Scholarship

It is the mission of the Laura E. Settle Foundation to financially assist students who will become future teachers in California. It is our hope that this monetary gift will help the chosen student to meet their financial obligations both to their academics and their life needs.

The scholarship is worth $3,000 and is awarded to one student for the 2019-2020 year.  
- Must be a senior (with 90+ units completed by Spring 2020), or credential student, in the School of Education department.  
- Possess an average, or above average, scholastic record.
- A record of exemplary character.
- Must have financial need.
- Must be a citizen of the US and a resident of the State of California.
Please fill out this Google Form, if you are interested in applying for this scholarship. You are required to upload:
- A brief autobiography and summary of how the scholarship will will help you achieve your goal of certification.
- Letter of recommendation from one instructor and one teacher with whom you have worked in the classroom.
The deadline for this application is Friday, October 25th, 2019, at 5pm.

Mark David Sheive Scholarship

The Mark David Sheive Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who has received a baccalaureate degree from HSU in Liberal Studies/Multiple Subjects or other CTC (Commission on Teaching Credentialing) approved major(s) which would lead directly to Multiple Subjects credential without subject matter testing and who has met all of the application requirements for enrollment in the Teacher Preparation/Multiple Subjects credential program with a minimum 3.0 GPA. This would include re-entry students who had graduated from the Liberal Studies/Multiple Subjects program. Awarding the scholarship is contingent on the applicant's placement in a Multiple Subjects fieldwork classroom. Amounts and numbers of scholarships are estimates, dependent on funding.
1. Has met all application requirements for enrollment in the Teacher Preparation-Multiple Subjects credential program, or is enrolled in their credential year of the Liberal Studies Elementary Education program.
2. Will be placed in a Multiple Subjects fiedlwork classroom during the upcoming school year.
To apply, please visit the Humboldt State University scholarship page 

Math and Science Teacher Recruitment Program (TRP) Grant

The Math and Science Teacher Recruitment grants provide a $2,000 scholarship for all qualified student teachers. 


1. Be fully registered in the second semester of the Secondary Mathematics or Science Credential Program

2. Meet, or exceed, a total GPA of 3.0 across all completed credential coursework.

3. Currently a mathematics or science student teacher in an active placement.

4. A note of support by the Secondary Education Credential Program Leader.


Delta Kappa Gamma Epsilon Pi Chapter Recruitment Scholarship

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honor society of women educators. The society, including the local Epsilon Pi chapter, promotes the professional and personal growth of its members and excellence in education. The purpose of this advised endowment fund is to recruit future teachers by awarding scholarships or "recruitment grants" to students who are well advanced in their teacher preparation education. Two awards of $1,000 each available.


Available to students accepted into fifth/final year of Humboldt State University's credential program or the Liberal Studies Elementary Education integrated program.




Novemeber 1st, 2019

To Apply:

Fill out Humboldt Area Foundation's Application form by November 1st, 2019.

If you have any questions, please call Humboldt Area Foundation at (707) 442-2993.

Peggy & Bob Kirkpatrick Special Education Credential Scholarship

Peggy and Bob both graduated from Eureka High School and Humboldt State University. Bob attended University of Alaska, and through the National Science Foundation he attended Gonzaga University, University of Nevada, and Arizona State University where he received a Master of Science in math. He taught math at Eureka High School for 29 years. Peggy taught at Grant, Franklin, and Lafayette Elementary Schools in Eureka. She returned to teaching after eleven years of raising their three boys as a resource specialist teacher. She received many awards during her career: California Association of Resource Specialist Teachers CARS selected her has the 1st Resource Teacher of the Year, HCOE Excellence Award, and Jean Olson Career Achievement Award. After she retired from Eureka City Schools, she became a SPED Program Coordinator at HSU where she worked for 15 years. This scholarship was established to help other special education candidates find a job that they love. Two awards of $1,000 available.

Candidates who meet all of the following criteria are eligible:

• Origin: Humboldt State University
• Level: Has been accepted into the teaching credential program at Humboldt State University
• GPA: Not considered
• Destination: Humboldt State University
• Enrollment: Not considered
• Field of Study: Special Education
• Financial Need: Must demonstrate financial need

To apply, please submit the following by TBA:

1. Application form (2 pages attached)
2. Personal statement (1-2 pages in length)
3. Statement of Financial Need (1-2 paragraphs in length)
4. Financial Need Form
5. Unofficial transcript
6. 2 letters of recommendation

If you have any questions, please call Humboldt Area Foundation at (707) 442-2993 or email Grants & Scholarships Manager Craig Woods at Submit this application and supporting documentation by Friday, November 1st2019 to:

Humboldt Area Foundation
Attn: Craig Woods, Program Manager
363 Indianola Road
Bayside, CA 95524

California Retired Teachers Association Scholarship

Several scholarships will be awarded for the 2019-2020 year in the amount of $500 each. All credential candidates in Elementary Education, Special Education, or Secondary Education are welcome to apply.

To be eligible for this award, you need to:

  1. Be a full-time student, who will be enrolled at Humboldt State University pursuing a teaching career during year of award. Eligible students are those enrolled in credential programs during their student teaching year, including elementary, secondary and special education.
  2. Graduate of a Humboldt or Del Norte County public high school, or, if there are no candidates from these schools or districts, then the award may be given to a student with financial need who meets all other requirements.
  3. Demonstrate financial need.

To apply, please submit the following by Friday, November 1, 2019

  1. Application form, Online Application
  2. Personal statement describing your interest in education and financial need for this scholarship (1-2 pages in length)
  3. Transcript
  4. 2 letters of recommendation
  5. Copy of Student Aid Report (SAR) which includes Expected Family Contribution

If you have any questions, please call Humboldt Area Foundation at (707) 442-2993 or email Grants & Scholarships Manager Craig Woods at Submit this application and supporting documentation by November 1, 2019 to: 

Humboldt Area Foundation Online Application


Humboldt Area Foundation

Attn: California Retired Teachers Association Scholarship

363 Indianola Road

Bayside, CA 95524