Funding & Scholarships

Jack Thompson Hearst Scholarship

The English department is proud to offer $1,000 scholarships to 2-4 students every academic year. To be eligible, students must be either a declared English major or an enrolled graduate student in the M.A. in English program, have a GPA of 2.5 or above, demonstrate financial need (based on FAFSA application), be enrolled full-time in the upcoming academic year (at least 12 units for undergraduates and at least 8 units for graduate students), and have at least one full-time semester of coursework left to complete in the major or the M.A. program. Students who are new to Cal Poly Humboldt, including first-year students and incoming transfer students, are eligible.

You need to apply between November 15 and January 31. You'll be asked to write a 250- to 300-word essay about how you will use your degree in English. Anti-racist projects and/or goals will be prioritized in the selection process. Scholarship funds apply in the academic year following the application.

Apply to Scholarships

Previous Scholarship Winners

  • Emily Bushta 2017-2018
  • Lydia M. Leonard-Rhodes 2017-2018
  • Gary Engle 2018-2019
  • Hannah Lee Hoskisson 2018-2019
  • Zachary Weaver 2018-2019
  • Lucero Guitierrez 2019-2020
  • Cristian Martinez 2019-2020
  • Eliza Martinez 2019-2020
  • Yolanda Cesario Zacarias 2020-2021
  • Elizabeth Owens 2020-2021
  • Irma Ramos Arreaga 2020-2021
  • Serenity Woods 2020-2021
  • Manuel Gonazales Caballero 2021-2022
  • Sydney Lyons 2021-2022
  • Elijah Moore 2021-2022
  • Amber Tobler 2021-2022
  • Elijah Moore 2022-2023
  • Emily Granger 2022-2023
  • Alannah Guevara 2022-2023
  • Adalberto Macias 2022-2023
  • Dakota Harford 2022-2023
  • Audri Penaloza 2023-2024
  • Colin Arvanites 2023-2024

Scholarships & Other Types of Aid

The Admissions office can help you find sources to help fund your degree. 

Finance your degree 

The Financial Aid office is a great resource for looking into scholarships and other types of aid.

Sources & Other Types of Aid 

Travel Funding

The English department Travel Funding Awards are available for English majors and graduate students. Each award can cover up to $250 for student travel. There are three undergraduate and three graduate awards offered each academic year. Each student is eligible for one award per year, and applicants who are listed on the conference program will be given priority. 

Students have traveled to the following conferences, often working in collaboration with faculty to offer presentations and workshops in professional settings. 

A few examples are:

The priority deadline is November 1 no matter when the travel takes place in a given academic year (academic year is July 1 through June 30). If funds remain available after the priority deadline disbursement, students can also apply for funding by April 1.

Travel Funding Form 

Funding for Master's Students

Learn more about graduate student costs, Financial Aid, scholarships, internships, and student employment.

Financial Aid & Scholarships - Master's Students

Internships & Student Employment - Master's Students