Creating a Scholarship - Transform a Student’s Life

How does it work?

  1. Contribute by making an initial gift in cash, securities, or real estate.

Establish a Non-Endowed Named Scholarship

With a minimum gift of $10,000, you can create a named scholarship fund that can be renewed each year through annual gifts. This is a nice way to give a memorial or honorary gift. It’s an opportunity to honor your family, remember a loved one, or bring visibility to your business.

Establish an Endowed Scholarship

With a gift, or gifts, totaling $25,000 or more, you can establish an enduring, permanent fund intended to generate at least $1,000 annually. Endowments are permanently invested funds and the annual income can be used to fund a scholarship.

  1. Receive a tax deduction in the year you make the gift
  2. Students are selected based upon the criteria you have created
  3. Scholarships are awarded to students, helping to fulfill their dreams of an education
*Plus a 5% administration fee.
Non-Endowed ScholarshipsEndowed ScholarshipsPresidential
Amount to create fund*$10,000$25,000$100,000
Projected distribution amount$1,000$1,000$4,000

How do I get started?

Contact Cal Poly Humboldt Foundation at 707-826-5200 or email us at and we will work with you to establish a scholarship fund that reflects your passion. 

What are the benefits of creating a scholarship fund at Humboldt?

  • You have the flexibility to create criteria for the scholarship.
  • You have the option to name the fund.
  • You enjoy the personal pride and satisfaction of helping today’s students.
  • Humboldt handles all administrative work for you.
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