Scholarship Applicant Emily Berg is the Winner!

When Emily Berg received an email from Eliza Fields letting her know that she had won a brand new pair of Apple airpods in a random drawing at Mendocino College, she admits that her first thought was its a scam.  Fortunately, it was not a fraud, Berg was randomly chosen to win the airpods as part of the Mendocino College Foundation’s incentive program to encourage students to complete their scholarship application.

Emily Berg is working towards a degree in biology for transfer.  Her plans include attending Humboldt State University to pursue a degree in the Wildlife Management Program.   

She admitted that this was her first time applying for a scholarship of any kind, and she found the process simple and easy.  When asked what she likes about Mendocino College, she quickly said the laid-back environment, beautiful campus and her awesome teachers.

“More students applied for a scholarship at Mendocino College than ever before, with over 300 students completing the on-line application process,” stated Jerry Chaney, Foundation Director and Scholarship Committee Chair. 

Annually, the Foundation provides over $200,000 in student scholarships.  In addition, “the public provides what we call pass-through scholarships and those include over $30,000 annually.  We are able to provide a significant amount of financial assistant to our students in order to keep them moving forward and successful,” said Chaney.
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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