Homer P. Balabanis Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Responding to the Coronavirus

We have been closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Based on recommendations from public health and government officials, we have decided to close our offices (including our affiliate Wild Rivers Community Foundation) and our public meeting spaces.

This is one of several measures we are taking to protect you and our staff and reduce the likelihood of introducing the coronavirus into our community.

Most of our staff will be working remotely or in the office to manage essential functions and activities. They can still be reached by phone and email. Angel Fund and Dental Angel Fund applications are still being accepted, though there may be some delay in processing at this time.

The deadline for the Homer P. Balabanis Memorial Scholarship is March 1, 2022

If you have questions, call (707) 442-2417 or send an email to info@humhealth.org.


Up to $1,500 in Nursing Scholarships Available

Humboldt Health Foundation established a nursing scholarship in honor of Homer P. Balabanis, a Humboldt County champion for nursing workforce development and education, and key founding administrator at Humboldt State University.

Scholarships of up to $1,500 are available each spring for Humboldt County residents. Eligible candidates must be currently enrolled in or applying to a nationally accredited (CCNE or ACEN) Bachelor of Science in Nursing program or higher advanced nursing degree program. Click here for more information on accredited programs.

Priority is given to applicants that can demonstrate dedication to underserved populations and rural communities, and are interested in practicing nursing in Humboldt County after graduation.  

How to Apply:

The Balabanis Nursing Scholarship is administered through Humboldt Area Foundation’s (HAF) scholarship program. The application is entirely electronic and will guide interested parties through a process of determining eligibility for all HAF scholarships that might be relevant for each applicant. The application period begins in mid-January and closes in early March.

For more information and specific deadlines, please click the following link to the HAF Scholarship Page. 

Learn More & Apply

Since its inception, Humboldt Health Foundation has awarded $4 million to improve the health of communities in Humboldt County  through grants, nursing scholarships and assistance to low-income children and adults for health and dental care. 


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