The Scholarship Finder is a HAF+WRCF website where students can find information about local scholarship opportunities. Scholarships from local businesses, schools, clubs, and other organizations are listed on the Finder throughout the year.
The Scholarship Finder is also the home of the Humboldt Area Foundation & Wild Rivers Community Foundation’s Universal Application, which is available in January each year and houses over 175 unique scholarship opportunities through one application process.
What types of scholarships are available on the Finder?
The Finder lists scholarship opportunities for all types of students seeking a post-secondary education. There are opportunities for all types of students. Studying the sciences at Cal Poly Humboldt? We’ve got an opportunity for you. Studying Nursing at College of the Redwoods? We’ve got an opportunity for you. Want to become a civil engineer? We’ve got an opportunity for you. Interested in Spanish? We’ve got an opportunity for you. Getting a trade certificate? We’ve got an opportunity for you.
Most scholarship opportunities are available through the Universal Application, however, different opportunities are available at different times of the year, so check back often!
How many scholarships are available on the Finder?
The number of available opportunities vary throughout the year, though most opportunities are available mid-January until early March, via the Universal Application.
The Universal Application is available mid-January until early March.
Different opportunities are available at different times of the year, so check back often!
How do I apply for scholarships listed on the Finder?
Step 1: Go to Scholarship Finder at scholarshipfinder.org and browse the available scholarships. Step 2: Create an account to apply. Step 3: Complete an application for any available scholarships you qualify for. Step 4: Put a reminder on your phone to check back after January 15th, for the Universal Application. Step 5: Take the Universal Application Eligibility quiz, and complete your applications! Don’t forget to hit submit before the deadline!
To learn more about scholarships offered by our partners, click the ‘Preview’ button for information about the provider of each scholarship and how to apply.
HAF + WRCF’s Universal Application FAQ
How many opportunities are available through the HAF+WRCF UA?
Over 175 unique scholarship opportunities are housed within the HAF+WRCF Universal Application. The first step of the application is an eligibility quiz to match you to scholarships that are right for you!
Who can apply for HAF+WRCF scholarships?
Each of our over 175 scholarship funds has its own unique eligibility requirements. Students of all levels who are seeking post-secondary education are encouraged to apply – from graduating high school seniors to graduate students!
Our application begins with Eligibility Questions that matches each student with the scholarships funds for which they are eligible.
When is the HAF+WRCF Universal Application available?
The HAF+WRCF Universal Application opens January 15, 2024 with a deadline of March 4, 2024. Funding support students in the following academic year.
Where can I find the HAF+WRCF Universal Application?
While you’re there, be sure to check out the other scholarship opportunities offered by other organizations in our community.
If I receive a HAF+WRCF scholarship, when and how am I notified?
All applicants of HAF+WRCF’s Universal Application will receive email notification of the status of their application(s) by mid-June.
We also work with our local high schools so that graduating high school seniors can be notified during their school’s senior awards night.
If I receive a HAF+WRCF scholarship, how do I receive the funds?
If you have been selected for a HAF+WRCF scholarship, your notification email will contain instructions on how to claim the award. Once you have completed the Scholarship Acceptance process, we will send funds directly to your college, university, or technical school to be distributed through your student account.
What do I do if I change schools?
If you switch schools in the middle of the academic year, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. When possible, we will work to transfer the remainder of your scholarship to your new school.
Can I defer my scholarship if my education plans change?
Under specific circumstances, we are able to give students a one-year deferment. To find out if you are eligible for a deferment, please contact us at email@example.com.
Processing Scholarship Funds FAQ
I’ve received scholarships! Now how do I claim them?
To claim your scholarships, you’ll need to log in to your Scholarship Finder account. Once logged in and on your Applicant Dashboard, you’ll see a section labeled “Follow-Up Forms.” Click the “Edit” links to go in to each form. Please be sure to complete all forms assigned to you. View screenshot
What information do I need to complete my Follow-Up Forms?
Follow-Up Forms will ask you to provide the name of the school you are attending in the fall, the school’s financial aid office mailing address, and your student ID number. You will also need to confirm that you continue to meet the eligibility requirements of your scholarship and agree to scholarship terms and conditions.
You do not need to provide proof of enrollment, such as a transcript or schedule of your classes for the upcoming semester.
I’ve completed my forms, what happens next?
Once Follow-Up Forms have been completed, HAF+WRCF will process your scholarship funds. Funds are sent directly to your college and will be distributed through your student account equally among terms/semesters of the academic year.
If questions arise, please contact your school’s financial aid office in addition to the HAF+WRCF Scholarship Team.