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.

New Nursing Scholarship Honors Gwen Mathews

September 5, 2018

A new scholarship for a second year nursing student at Mendocino College has been created to honor and thank Gwen Mathews, President and CEO Adventist Health Ukiah Valley.

Dr. Scott Gherini and Holly Enzler created the $2500 scholarship in recognition of Mathews’ dedication, leadership, and high moral standards in delivering the finest medical care to our community.

31st Mendocino College Foundation Gala Raises Over $140k

August 23, 2018

Event proceeds fund student scholarships at Mendocino College

The Mendocino College Foundation’s annual Gala was held on Saturday, August 11 in Pomo Plaza at Mendocino College. Once again, the foundation partnered with Mendocino Winegrowers, Inc. (MWI) and this year’s event marked the 31st and final Gala.

Over 300 loyal supporters and fans of education participated in the event with 100% of the proceeds being used to fund student scholarships at Mendocino College.

Gala Wine Festival Funds Student Scholarships

July 19, 2018

Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Mendocino College Pomo Plaza

Just announced—only 25 admissions remain for the final Mendocino College Foundation Gala. 100% of the proceeds are used to fund student scholarships at Mendocino College. To purchase your admission before they are sold out, go to

40 Coastal Fifth Graders Receive Life-Changing Scholarships

June 27, 2018

Adopt A Fifth-Grader program encourages graduation from high school and college attendance

The Mendocino College Foundation is pleased to announce 40 fifth-grade students received scholarships through the Foundation’s Adopt A Fifth-Grader program in its third year on the Mendocino Coast.

101 Reasons to Attend College

June 26, 2018

Record Breaking Year for Mendocino College Foundation
Adopt A Fifth Grader Program (AAFG)

The Mendocino College Foundation (MCF) announced that 101 fifth-graders throughout Lake and Mendocino counties received the AAFG award this year. “Last year 85 students were sponsored, and we grew by an additional 16 recipients this year,” stated Marilyn Harden, Foundation President.

College Foundation Celebrates 31st and Final Gala

June 26, 2018

Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Mendocino College Pomo Plaza, Ukiah

The Mendocino College Foundation is honored to host their 31st and final Gala fundraiser. This year’s event partner is the Mendocino County Winegrowers, Inc. and the event will be held on the Mendocino College campus in Ukiah.

Coastal Student Mikhaila Keaton Receives Hedley Scholarship

April 25, 2018

Poised, articulate, and confident, Mikhaila Keaton is pursuing the American dream in her studies at the Mendocino College Coast Campus. Born in Cambodia, she was adopted into a Fort Bragg family when she was five months old. She has five sisters, also of Asian birth — two from Cambodia, two from China, and one from Vietnam. “We have the greatest kids in the world,” her father says, “and Mikhaila is the budding artist in our family.”


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