Ukiah…The Mendocino College Foundation is pleased to announce that the Fall 2020 recipient of the Albert & Patricia Beltrami Perpetual Scholarship is Aris Krasts.

Krasts is enrolled in 18 units for the Fall 2020 semester at Mendocino College. He has a heavy courseload consisting of anthropology, statistics, chemistry, nutrition and psychology all online coursework. He maintains a 3.7 grade point average and is getting closer to meeting all of his transfer requirements.

Krasts will complete his AA Degree in History next year and eventually wants to be an influencer. In Krasts own words, “an influencer is someone who affects change on a large scale. I feel inspired to do good things and running for elected office one day would be the best example of how I can affect change in the future.”

In the meantime, Krasts, explained that he needs to gain life experience. He has volunteered at the Ukiah Players Theatre for the past seven years and is passionate about theatre, dance and the arts.

When asked who was his role model is Aris quickly responded with, “My Grandfather Don. He has this amazing work ethic and has always worked so hard for everything he has acquired. Not only did he work hard, but he taught me to appreciate everything.”

Aris Krasts, a future leader and someday soon a proud Mendocino College Graduate and a Mendocino College Foundation Scholarship Recipient!
For more information about the Mendocino College Foundation, or to donate to any of their programs or affiliate organizations; please contact Katie Fairbairn, Executive Director at

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