Maggie Griffin Scholarship

Glenna Cook and her husband, Bob, established this scholarship in 1992 to honor Glenna’s grandmother, Maggie Griffin, who was a local Yurok lady. In the tradition of giving back to their community, the Cooks established the Maggie Griffin scholarship for Yurok students at Humboldt State University, where Bob Cook graduated in 1962. They take personal interest in the accomplishments of scholarship recipients by attending graduation ceremonies and other award activities. Awarded to an undergraduate student identified as a member of the Yurok tribe. Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Amounts and numbers of scholarships are estimates, dependent on funding.

1500/ $500 for any additional awards made
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a member of the Yurok tribe?
  2. Tribal Status -- Please provide one of the following documents verifying your Native American heritage/ancestry: Tribal enrollment card from a state or federally recognized Tribe; Official letter from your Tribe; Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood from the Bureau of Indian Affairs; Verification of Parent's or Grandparent's Tribal affiliation with student's birth certificate showing descendancy; California Land Claims document showing your number or your ancestor's number along with birth certificate showing descendancy. Other official documentation.
  3. Provide three letters of recommendation from persons not related to you, giving information about academic work, extracurricular activities and community or cultural participation.
    • Provide the name and email address of someone who will write a letter of recommendation on your behalf.