Scholarship Finder is Humboldt Area Foundation + Wild Rivers Community Foundation’s regional hub for scholarships. Scholarship Finder is home to not only the HAF+WRCF Universal Application, but highlights many additional scholarship opportunities for students. 

The HAF+WRCF Universal Application is one application for over 180 scholarship opportunities. The Universal Application opens in mid-January each year, with an early March deadline. However, scholarships are offered throughout the year, so check back often! 

2024 Universal Application Period: January 15, 2024 – March 4, 2024

Through Scholarship Finder, you can access:

  • Our annual Universal Application, which matches students to over 180 unique scholarship opportunities through a single application! 
  • Additional scholarships offered by HAF+WRCF outside of the Universal Application.
  • Information about scholarship opportunities offered by clubs, businesses, and other organizations in our community.
  • Resources focused on Student Loans, Student Loan Forgiveness, etc.

What you need to know:

  • There are scholarship opportunities for students of all education levels.
    • Scholarship opportunities are open to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students.
  • There are scholarship opportunities for students pursuing all types of education.
    • This includes 4-year, 2-year, and trade/vocational programs.
  • There are scholarship opportunities for students planning to attend any school.
    • There are specific opportunities for Cal Poly Humboldt and College of the Redwoods students.
  • You DO NOT need to complete the FAFSA/CADAA to apply.
  • Most opportunities are a single year scholarship; however, there are a handful of multi-year scholarships available.
  • Scholarship funding is applied to the upcoming academic year (i.e. ’24-25).

Where to start? Tips for approaching the HAF+WRCF Universal Application.


Interested in supporting a scholarship program?

  • If you offer a scholarship and would like no-cost advertising on the Scholarship Finder, please contact Grants & Scholarships Manager, Sydney Morrone.
  • Interested in donating to a scholarship fund? Here is a full listing of HAF+WRCF funds or you can make a donation online
  • Interested in creating a scholarship fund? Contact Lindsey Zito, Donor Relations Manager.
  • Interested in sitting on a committee to review scholarship applications? Contact Sydney Morrone.

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