Mono Lake Committee Scholarship
Since 2008 the Mono Lake Committee has awarded the Mono Lake Committee Scholarship to support local college-bound students.
The Committee supports students pursuing higher education who display a personal connection with Mono Lake and the Mono Lake story. Each year we award $1,000 worth of scholarships to the applicants with the best essays. Mono County resident high school seniors who have firm plans to attend a two- or four-year college within a year of graduation qualify for the Mono Lake Committee Scholarship.
Students must visit Mono Lake and respond to this question:
Why do places like Mono Lake matter?
The 2016 Mono Lake Committee Scholarship recipients:
In 2016 scholarships were awarded to Lee Vining High School seniors Berlin Del Aguila and Julie Harris. They both wrote evocative and heartfelt essays about the importance of Mono Lake both to them and to the world. We wish them well for their next step.
- 2015 scholarship recipients
In 2015 scholarships were awarded to Mammoth High School senior Carson Bold and Lee Vining High School senior Olivia Nelson.
- 2014 scholarship recipients
In 2014 scholarships were awarded to Mammoth Lakes Academy senior Patty Anne Hensley and Lee Vining High School senior Alexis Romero. They both wrote thoughtful essays about the importance of Mono Lake both to them and to the world. We wish them well for their next step to college.
- 2013 scholarship recipients
In 2013 scholarships were awarded to Lee Vining High School seniors Tristan Blommer and Cortney Duro. They both wrote evocative and heartfelt essays about their connection to Mono Lake, and we wish them all the best in college during the next few years.
- 2012 scholarship recipients
In 2012 scholarships were awarded to (clockwise from top left): Cory Forbes, Lee Vining High School; Alek McKee, Lee Vining High School; Cavanagh Gohlich, Coleville High School; and Natasha McCullough, Lee Vining High School. We enjoyed their essays about their connections to Mono Lake, and we look forward to hearing from them as they go on to do great things!
- 2011 scholarship recipients
In 2011 scholarships were awarded to Lee Vining High School seniors Angela Annett and Quincy Parker. Each of them demonstrated a clear connection to the Mono Basin in their essays, and we look forward to hearing about their college experiences in the next few years.
- 2010 scholarship recipients
In 2010 scholarships were awarded to Eastern Sierra Academy senior Andrew Oliviera and Lee Vining High School senior Katie Woodruff. Their essays about their future plans were a pleasure to read, and secured them each a scholarship!
- 2009 scholarship recipients
In 2009 scholarships were awarded to Lee Vining High School senior Erika Flores and Eastern Sierra Academy (Bridgeport) seniors Justin Diem and Juan Carlos Pina. The winning applicants wrote personal and heartfelt essays, which secured them the scholarship—congratulations!
- 2008 scholarship recipients
In 2008 scholarships were awarded to Lee Vining High School seniors Hannah Gehrman and Mariah McCullough. Hannah Gehrman is currently attending the University of Nevada in Reno and wants to become a teacher. Mariah McCullough is attending the University of Idaho and aspires to become a lawyer.