Scholarship FAQ

Scholarship Finder FAQ

What is the Scholarship Finder?

The Scholarship Finder is a 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 170 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. 

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 in the spring. 

Know about a local scholarship but don't see it listed? Please email us about it at

When are scholarships listed on the Finder?

Different opportunities are available at different times of the year, so check back often! 

How do I apply for scholarships listed on the Finder?

Go to the Finder at and browse the available scholarships. 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.

Humboldt Area Foundation & Wild Rivers Community Foundation's Universal Application FAQ

How many opportunities are available through the HAF+WRCF UA?

Over 170 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 170 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 match 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 in mid-January each year with a deadline of March 2.  Funds support students in the following academic year.

Where can I find the HAF+WRCF Universal Application?

The HAF+WRCF Universal Application can be found at

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 notification of the status of their application(s) in mid-June of each year, via email. We also work with our local high schools so that graduating high school seniors can be notified of awards they have received 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 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

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. 

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 this 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. 


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