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 Foundation is grateful to have been the recipient of many generous gifts over the years. Those funds have created the following legacy scholarships that literally change lives.”  Stated Marilyn Harden, Mendocino College Foundation President.

Named scholarships include:  Mendocino College Foundation Academic Excellence Scholarships in honor of Carl J. Ehmann, Thomas M. Evans, George R. Szanik, Jim Meyer, Robert & Marlys Blanc, and Faculty nominated Mendocino College Foundation Promise Awards to outstanding students.  Additional awards this year honored each of the Mendocino College Foundation Presidents; Sybil Hinkle, Gabrielle Thomas, Claudia Smith, Charles Mannon, Tony Scully, Dan Thomas, Mark DeMeulenaere, Martha Barra, Gary Gamble, Bruce Crook, Donna Berry, Wilda Shock, Tom Herman, Channing Cornell, Gary D. Smith, Richard Cooper, Charley Myers and current president Marilyn Harden.

Perpetual and endowed scholarships include:  Ukiah High School Alumni Scholarships in honor of Jeff Banks, Tom Goforth, Floyd Ross, Natalie McCoy Foucalt, and Joan Moore Eriksen.  Les Gregg Family Scholarship, Kathleen Kohn Fetzer Family Foundation Scholarship, Mary Oosting Fine Arts Scholarship, Wallace Meek Perez & Dr. Virginia Martinez Meek MESA Scholarship, LaRue Kobrin Memorial Scholarships, Silveira/Cleary Family Scholarship,  Hulda & Alfred Weger Scholarship, Mendocino College Coast Center Art & Science Scholarship Mendocino College Foundation Joan & Harry Bistrin Memorial Scholarship, Mendocino College Foundation Evelyn R. Foote Scholarships, Joe & Dorothy Halliday Scholarships, Osher Scholar Awards, Mendocino College Coast Scholarships, Salmen Family Scholarship, and the John Bogner Fine Arts Scholarship.

The 2019 scholarship recipients will be honored at a special luncheon on Thursday, May 16 on the Ukiah Campus.

The foundation’s mission is to support Mendocino College in educating leaders, fostering intellectual growth and enriching lives by creating opportunities to invest in a better future for our students and communities.  

For more information about the Mendocino College Foundation or to donate towards any Mendocino College Foundation program, please contact Katie Fairbairn, Executive Director at or call 707-468-3164.

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