Cal Poly Humboldt Scholarship Reception Unites Donors and Recipients

Many laughs, smiles, and gratitude filled the campus Great Hall during the Cal Poly Humboldt Scholarship Reception on May 4. The event gave student scholarship recipients a chance to meet and connect with donors who sponsored their scholarships and believed in them.

At the reception, Vice Chair of the Cal Poly Humboldt Foundation and Boldly Rising Campaign Jack McGurk (‘66, Biology), spoke about establishing two scholarship endowments for Nursing and Marine Biology students and the importance of making a difference for Cal Poly Humboldt students in their academic careers.

Environmental Systems graduate student Sanjeev Kumar, who received two Cal Poly Humboldt scholarships, shared how scholarship support is helping his dream of creating a cleaner environment for the world.

Currently, there are 288 scholarships funded by donors through the Cal Poly Humboldt Foundation, with 162 being scholarship endowments. In the previous year, the endowments provided $573,710 in scholarship funds.

Cal Poly Humboldt has launched its most significant fundraising effort, aiming to raise at least $50 million to support students and campus programs, called Boldly Rising: The Campaign for Cal Poly Humboldt. In less than three years, the Boldly Rising Campaign has raised $40 million of its at least $50 million goal.

Join over 8,000 donors in boldly giving through the Boldly Rising campaign. Learn more at or contact the Cal Poly Humboldt Foundation at or (707) 826-5200.

Photo Caption: Andrea Tuttle, Ph.D., poses with Tuttle Fellowship recipients Sanjeev Kumar and Danial Nayeri.

See more event photos here.