Golden State Teach Grant

All applicants must be currently enrolled in a professional teacher preparation program, leading to a preliminary teaching credential, within an accredited California institution of higher education or through a local education agency, approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

One-time Golden State Teacher Grant funds of up to twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) will be awarded if you commit to the following:

You will teach in the “high-need field”, at a priority school, as determined by the CTC, for four years, within five years after you receive the teaching credential.

Apply through Cal Poly Humboldt Office of Financial Aid.

 TEACH Grants

TEACH Grants are awards of up to $4,000 per academic year through the US Department of Education Federal Student Aid program. Students enrolled in a Cal Poly Humboldt Teacher Preparation program to become a teacher could qualify for this grant. The TEACH Grant is a little bit complicated, and you should work directly with Cal Poly Humboldt Financial Aid to apply.

The CSU website wrote a great guide to TEACH Grants for CSU campuses. 

Check out the Federal Student Aid TEACH Grants website for more information.

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.  


  • Must be a senior (with 90+ units completed), 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 TBD.

Mark David Sheive Scholarship

The Mark David Sheive Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who has received a baccalaureate degree from Humboldt 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. 


  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.

Award: $1,500

Deadline: April 15

To apply, visit the Cal Poly Humboldt scholarship page 


Victor Egan Scholarship

The Victor Egan Scholarship is awarded to a teaching credential who student who desires to teach in the public schools. Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Amounts and numbers of scholarships are estimates, dependent on funding.

Award: minimum $1,000

Deadline: April 15


North Coast Math and Science Initiative Scholarship

The North Coast Math and Science Initiative provide $2,000 scholarships 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.

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.

Qualifications: Available to students accepted into fifth/final year of Cal Poly Humboldt's credential program or the Liberal Studies Elementary Education integrated program.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: TBD

To Apply: Fill out Humboldt Area Foundation's Application form by TBD.

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

To apply, please submit the following by TBA:

Application form (2 pages attached)

  1. Personal statement (1-2 pages in length)
  2. Statement of Financial Need (1-2 paragraphs in length)
  3. Financial Need Form
  4. Unofficial transcript
  5. 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 TBD to:

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