Yvonne Sligh Book Awards

Help a Mendocino College student buy a book. Morgan Parry bought a trigonometry textbook with her award.

Yvonne Sligh Book Awards

Going to school can be very expensive, and many students don’t receive any type of financial support.

The Yvonne Sligh (YS) book awards really help students offset the costs of textbooks.

One required textbook can cost as much as $275.00.

Sometimes receiving a book award makes all the difference for a student who is struggling to attend college.

Yvonne Sligh was the Mendocino College Librarian for 16 years. She believed in helping students who “didn’t get any help.”  Namely, students who didn’t qualify for financial aid nor had they received a college scholarship.

In honor of Sligh, the Foundation created this book award program in her memory using her desired criteria.  Qualifying students receive a $150 book award good for the purchase or rental of a required textbook.

More and more students need help paying for their textbooks.

With your generous donations we give out over 200 book awards per year.


That’s how much we gave out during the Fall 2017 semester in YS book vouchers—84 book awards for $150 each. That’s $12,600 in direct support to students.

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