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ERE and ETaP graduate students have access to a number of scholarship and financial aid opportunities, described below. For the four fellowship opportunities described immediately below, in addition to the fellowship grant, each recipient receives an opportunity to earn additional income through research work at the Schatz Energy Research Center. Each of the below fellowships is granted for a one year term, renewable for a second year of study at the discretion of the selection committee. Further information on these fellowships can be found here.

Students testing photovoltaic panelsSchatz Energy Fellowship - This fellowship is sponsored by the Schatz Energy Research Center for a graduate student who is pursuing studies related to renewable energy or energy efficiency. The fellowship provides $15,000 per year in support to the selected student.

Blue Lake Rancheria Fellowship for Clean Energy Studies - This fellowship is funded by the Blue Lake Rancheria in honor of legendary local STEM educator, the late Jean Rousseau. It provides $15,000 per year in support to the selected student. 

Donald and Andrea Tuttle Fellowship for Clean Energy Studies The Tuttles established this fellowship as part of an effort to tackle the challenges posed by climate change and to reduce its impacts on humanity and ecosystems. It provides $15,000 per year in support to the selected student. Incoming fellows are accepted every other year (2018, 2020,...).

The Christina and Jack West Fellowship - The West Fellowship supports innovation and advancement of clean renewable energy technology. It provides $19,000 in financial support per year. Incoming fellows are accepted every other year (2019, 2021…)

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 Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) - ETaP and ERE students from the states listed below are eligible to attend Humboldt while paying "in-state" fees. For students from eligible states outside of California, this reduces the cost of graduate education considerably (see the Financial Services page for more information about the fee levels - students from eligible WRGP states do not need to pay the "Nonresident Tuition Fee"). Students from eligible states should indicate their interest to access the WRGP rate when they apply (e.g. by including a sentence about this in their application essay). Eligible states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

The links below provide information on other student funding opportunities through various campus offices:

- Office of Research and Graduate Studies

- Sponored Programs Foundation

- Financial Aid Office

Information about the cost of graduate education at Cal Poly Humboldt is listed on the Humboldt Financial Services webpage.