David A. Silverbrand Memorial Scholarship Fund
David A. Silverbrand was a legendary journalist on the North Coast. His career was inspired by his high school English teacher, who sent him to cover a town council meeting in his native Salinas, California hometown. Dave earned a BA degree in journalism from San Jose State University and an MA in English from Humboldt State University. He spent nearly two decades working as a broadcast reporter in Portland, Maine before moving to the North Coast and working as the news anchor for KVIQ-6 in Eureka. He taught journalism classes at College of the Redwoods, wrote a column for the Times-Standard newspaper entitled "Dave's People," and authored a number of books, more recently, "Dave's House" and "Dave's House II." Dave had a wonderful sense of humor and a zest for life and was passionate about meeting people and presenting his stories.
This fund is set up in his honor with the goal of assisting a journalism student at Cal Poly Humboldt to pursue a career in journalism that can draw inspiration from Dave's life and career. (2023)Donate to David A. Silverbrand Memorial Scholarship Fund