Scholarships

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 January 15, 2019:

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 craigw@hafoundation.org. Submit this application and supporting documentation by January 15, 2019 to:

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

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 2018-2019 year. A qualified candidate will have the following criteria:
- Must be a senior (with 90+ units completed by Spring 2019), 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, November 30, 2018, at 4:30pm.