Giving the Gift of an Education

May 18, 2019

A longtime supporter of Mendocino College has established a new perpetual scholarship in honor of his late wife, Mary Lou Koeninger.  The Mary Lou Koeninger Memorial Scholarship will provide an annual $1,000 scholarship to a student enrolled in earth sciences at Mendocino College.

MC Foundation Scholarships Awarded

May 5, 2019

May 1, 2019- The Mendocino College Foundation's Jerry Chaney, Scholarship Chair, is honored to announce that, "More than $170,000 in scholarship dollars have been awarded to both returning and new Mendocino College Students."

One hundred and twenty-eight individual scholarships were awarded and will be disbursed for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters at Mendocino College.  Scholarships average from $500 to $2,500 and provide the financial support that many students need in order to stay in school.

The La Rue Kobrin Scholarship Winners

April 15, 2019


The Mendocino College Foundation is honored to announce the winners of the 2019 La Rue Kobrin Perpetual Scholarships.

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 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.


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