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Humboldt State University press release: 

A group of 92 Eureka High School seniors will be the first to be offered Humboldt State University’s new $4,000 scholarship for locals who enroll as freshmen.

They will also be offered admission next fall - even if they haven’t applied yet.

HSU President Tom Jackson will be on hand to make both offers at a ceremony at the Eureka High School Theatre at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12. He will be joined by Eureka Superintendent of Eureka City Schools Fred Van Vleck, Eureka High School Principal Jennifer Johnson, HSU Vice President for Enrollment Management Jason Meriwether, and HSU Admissions Director Pedro Martinez. The students’ parents and families are encouraged to attend the event.

The new Humboldt First Scholarship is guaranteed to students graduating from high school in Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino, and Trinity counties who enroll at HSU starting in Fall 2020.

The scholarship will be renewed every year for up to four years as long as the student is making satisfactory academic progress. The scholarship was created with $250,000 in donations from alumni and others.

The approach of offering some students admission to HSU before they even apply is also new this year. It is an option being offered to the principals and counselors at select high schools, and Eureka High School is the first to participate.