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Coastal Student Katie Layton Receives Multiple Scholarships

April 10, 2019

Fort Bragg, CA…… “You want to go to school? You can go to school!” That’s what Katie Layton discovered when she took advantage of the open enrollment for online classes at Mendocino College. Although she has a background in bookkeeping, Katie had never considered the possibility of a career as an accountant until she went online to www.mendocino.edu and was a student within the hour.

Attending College Changed My Life

April 10, 2019

Ukiah... Mendocino College Student Christina Horst was incredibly nervous about going back to school but with the help of mentors, friends and Mendocino College Counselor Sue Samota’s help, she enrolled in classes and as they say, the rest is history.


Horst worked in the grocery store industry for over fourteen years. She knew that the physical nature of the work was hard on her body, and decided to enroll in school in order to use her mind.

Helping Students Succeed One Book at a Time

April 10, 2019

Ukiah... Mendocino College Students enrolled in ESL (English as a Second Language) courses received $25 book awards to help them purchase the required materials for their college coursework.

First Year Nursing Students Making Plans for the Future

February 19, 2019

Ukiah... First year nursing students are busy making plans for their future! They recently asked the Ridgewood Lodge a fraternal order of the free masons for a gift of $1,000 to fund their nursing pins and graduation ceremony all of which will occur in 2020.

“First Year Nursing Students Making Plans for the Future” “Each graduating class is tasked with fundraising for the expenses associated with their graduation pins and ceremony. The class of 2020 decided to get a head start on what they were going to need, stated instructor Heidi Crean.”

Scholarship Recipient Courtney Wagner

February 9, 2019

Ukiah... Academic Excellence Scholarships are given to students who are simply put, excel academically.  Courtney Wagner is a shining example of what it means to be an excellent student scholar.

Wagner received a Mendocino College Foundation Academic Excellence Scholarship for $1,500 in the 2018-19 academic year.  She has consistently been on the President's List for honors students and has already earned an Associate in Arts in English for Transfer and is on track to earn an Associates in Arts in Business Administration for Transfer this spring.

Three Nursing Students Recognized with a $750 Scholarship

January 26, 2019

Pictured left to right:  Jerry Chaney, Mendocino College Foundation Director; Regina Waddle, Scholarship Recipient; Rachel Farkas, Scholarship Recipient; Fran Laughton, Program Director; Kari Paoli, Scholarship Recipient; Shanti Adhikari, Nursing Instructor


Ukiah..."Three second year nursing students at Mendocino College have each received a $750 scholarship according to Fran Laughton, Program Director."

Fort Bragg Rotary Will Match Your Money!

December 28, 2018

“Fort Bragg Rotary Will Match Your Money!”

Adopt A Fifth-Grader sponsorship is $700. For every $500 donation, Fort Bragg Rotary will provide a $200 match to sponsor a Fort Bragg 5th Grade student.

Announcing the Elwood Fund

November 15, 2018

New endowment fund will support Mendocino College Students enrolled in Theatre Arts

The Mendocino College Foundation is honored to announce the creation of the Elwood Fund which supports the college’s theatre arts program. 

The Elwood Fund is a new open-ended memorial endowment fund established to provide scholarships for graduating Theatre Arts majors and to supplement the Theatre Department’s operational budget. 

American Legion Forty and Eight Veterans Society Gives Nursing Scholarship

November 8, 2018

Jessica Hernandez Scholarship Recipient

First year nursing student Jessica Hernandez is a full-time student at Mendocino College enrolled in the college’s nursing program. She is the fortunate recipient of a new scholarship from the American Legion’s Forty and Eight Society.

Forty and Eight representative Dennis Alexander contacted the nursing program because the club members wanted to provide a scholarship to a student enrolled in the nursing program who resides in Lake County (home of their society.) 

Coastal Student Christina Delgado Receives Multiple Scholarships

October 30, 2018

After completing Noyo High School, Christina Delgado began her college career on the coast at College of the Redwoods. But as a single mom, raising her children took precedence, and she was not able to return to her studies until her daughter reached the second grade. Now, she is fully embarked on a course to get her Associate Degree in Science, enter a nursing program and become a registered nurse.

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