HSU Has Awarded About $425k in Scholarships to Students for the Next Academic Year

This is a press release from Humboldt State University:

Humboldt State University HSU ThumbnailHumboldt State University has already awarded about $425,000 in scholarships for the next academic year, providing financial support to hundreds of incoming and current students.

That’s about $75,000 more than this time last year, thanks to a recent grant for HSU transfer students. And the total will get higher – it doesn’t include a slew of other scholarships that will be announced over the summer.

About 300 students have been awarded 400 scholarships for the 2018-19 year, according to Financial Aid Director Peggy Metzger. Some of those are funded by a $50,000 grant from the Crankstart Foundation, which will provide $2,500 Crankstart Scholarships to 10 HSU transfer students each year for the next two years.

There are three recipients of the English Scholarship this year. Established with a $50,000 endowment by an anonymous donor, it is the first and only one for English majors at HSU. The donor made an additional $25,000 gift to the endowment earlier this year, which allowed more students to receive a scholarship.

There’s also the new Michael B. Smeaton Biology Scholarship. Created in memory of the late Michael Smeaton (’04, Biology), the $2,000 award goes to a Biology major focusing on cellular/molecular biology.

Metzger says that 50 first-time freshmen applicants from local high schools were awarded a total of $50,000 in scholarship funds. The oldest scholarship is the Edith V. Craig scholarship, established nearly 80 years ago. The largest is the new $15,000 Donald and Andrea Tuttle Fellowship for Clean Energy Studies, offered through the Schatz Energy and Research Center.



  • Big deal. That’s less than the president’s salary. And she gets many bonuses and benefits on top of that.

  • I graduated with high honors from HSU some years back. Three years at HSU with a 3.92 GPA (one B in three years – and I’m still steamed about it). I didn’t receive a single scholarship even though I won a major collegiate writing award (with no cash prize) and was a Presidential Scholar multiple times. I worked when I was not at school and am still mired in student loan debt because of the terrible and/or nonexistent financial aid counseling at that time. These scholarships go to athletes and inner city ghetto kids. Not a hard-working average American.

    • memy selfandi

      WHOA! Inner city ghetto kids? There are countries that provide free education – we, as a country, can afford to offer low cost education IF we stop the picking on one group or another which is just a distraction from holding corporations and excessively wealthy accountable for paying their fair share of taxes (much higher tax rates for the rich were in existance for decades in our country and provided government revenue that has been gone now for decades).

      • Like pot growers? I think that ship has sailed. Seriously fair taxes in these “good old days” you insisted existed never paid for free schooling , never included all the credits that mean so many in the population pay no income taxes now, even getting a profit from the tax system and existed when the US had pretty much a lock on international markets. Now if the government tries to wring money from businesses like Amazon or Apple, they just move to a place that doesn’t make them pay.

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