University description (as per official university website)
The Redwoods Community College District was formed January 14, 1964, by an election of the people of Humboldt County. A bond issue of $3,600,000 was passed for the initial construction phase of the college.
Instruction began in 1965 and continued into 1967 at Eureka High School. Initially 45 majors were offered, 15 of which were technical-vocational. Over 1,800 students registered at the College in 1965-66.
The founding President/Superintendent, Dr. Eugene J. Portugal, supervised a full-time faculty and administrative staff of 31 with 85 part-time instructors.
In May 1975, the residents of coastal Mendocino County voted for annexation to the District. Del Norte County joined the Redwoods' District in July of 1978, completing the District's current service areas of Humboldt County, coastal Mendocino County, Del Norte County and a portion of Trinity County.
General Information and Additional Resources
College of the Redwoods scholarships: Those scholarships made available by charitable contributions to College of the Redwoods, e.g., individuals, foundations, corporations, and organizations. The identification, selection, and awarding of CR scholarships varies according to the specific terms of each scholarship. In general, they may be administered by the Scholarship Office or by the donor/donor representative.
Non-College of the Redwoods scholarships (external scholarships): Those awarded by organizations, corporations, and foundations outside of College of the Redwoods which establish their own guidelines and procedures for applications, selections, and awards. The College does not maintain extensive information about these scholarships. Potential applicants are encouraged to independently research availability and to contact the sponsors directly.
Tips for students:
* Allow time. Students are encouraged to begin searching for scholarships a year in advance of their need for assistance. Use free searches such as FastWeb: www.fastweb.com.
* File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students, regardless of their financial need, should file a FAFSA by March 2 of each year (or the Cal Grant deadline). FAFSA applications are often used by College of the Redwoods to help identify potential scholarship applicants. A FAFSA may be filed by completing a paper application or an online application at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
* Contact high school counselors and scholarship foundations particular to your high school area.
Scholarship criteria the Scholarship Office commonly uses to make scholarship selections (one or more):
* Financial need (requiring completion of the FAFSA form)
* Academic achievement (e.g., G.P.A.)
* Academic major
* Enrollment status (often requiring full-time enrollment of a minimum of 12 units per semester for undergraduate students)
* Location of residence or high school (e.g., Humboldt County resident or graduate from specific high school or geographic region)
* Special circumstances (e.g., student athlete, community service)