Deadline fast approaching for free money

The deadline is fast approaching to submit your application for a scholarship from Humboldt Area Foundation. The application is available through the website All applicants will take a short quiz to determine their eligibility. All accompanying documents must be submitted online by the deadline, any documents mailed in will not be considered.

All completed applications must be submitted electronically by Friday, March 15 at 5 p.m. to

"Don’t forget you will need official transcripts from your school, which can take two weeks, as well as two letters of recommendation to complete your application. Also, all scholarships require a personal essay. So, be sure to give yourself time," stated Cassandra Wagner, program coordinator.

For more information about scholarships, please contact Cassandra Wagner, program coordinator for Humboldt Area Foundation, at 707-442-2993 or e-mail

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Kira Tangney (left) met over tea with Claudio Freixas Jr., (right). She was a graduate of Six Rivers Charter High School in Arcata, the second-time recipient of the Margarita M. & Claudio J. Freixas Spanish Scholarship from Humboldt Area Foundation. She plans to continue her study of Spanish at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.