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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?

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The 2017 Mono Lake Committee Scholarship recipients:

In 2016 scholarships were awarded to Coleville High School senior Reina Childs and Lee Vining High School senior Charles DesBaillets. 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.

  • 2016 scholarship recipients
    1. In 2016 scholarships were awarded to Lee Vining High School seniors Berlin Del Aguila and Julie Harris.



  • 2015 scholarship recipients
    1. In 2015 scholarships were awarded to Mammoth High School senior Carson Bold and Lee Vining High School senior Olivia Nelson.
      Carson Bold & Arya Degenhardt


  • 2014 scholarship recipients
    1. 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.
      Patty Anne Hensley
      Alexis Romero & Elin Ljung


  • 2013 scholarship recipients
    1. 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.
      Arya Degenhardt & Tristan Blommer
      Arya Degenhardt & Cortney Duro


  • 2012 scholarship recipients
    1. 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!
      2012 Mono Lake Committee Scholarship recipients


  • 2011 scholarship recipients
    1. 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.
      Angela Annett & Elin LjungElin Ljung & Quincy Parker


  • 2010 scholarship recipients
    1. 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!
      Geoff McQuilkin & Andrew OlivieraArya Degenhardt & Katie Woodruff


  • 2009 scholarship recipients
    1. 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
    1. 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.
      Geoff McQuilkin & Hannah GehrmanGeoff McQuilkin & Mariah McCullough


 

 
2018 scholarship

The Mono County high school seniors will be able to apply for the 2018 Mono Lake Committee Scholarship in the spring of 2018.

 

support the Mono Lake Committee scholarship

If you are interested in the scholarship program please contact Communications Director Arya Degenhardt at (760) 647-6595.

Committee members have already been very supportive of the program, sending in donations for the scholarships—thank you!

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