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  1. College Futures Sophomore Year: 123 Scholarships Totaling $425,000

    College Futures Year 2

    By Josh Warburg, Community Foundation for Monterey County Programs and Scholarship Officer 2018 marks the second year of College Futures Monterey County, a new program designed to increase the number of historically underrepresented students in Monterey County who complete a bachelor’s degree. We heard from 75% of high school students that their goal is to complete a bachelor’s degree, yet...

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  2. It’s Scholarship Season!

    Apply now for scholarships

    More than $800,000 Available for 2018 The Community Foundation for Monterey County is pleased to announce that more than $800,000 is available for scholarship applicants through over 40 scholarship programs in 2018. Students can apply through our online system through one application for up to 30 different scholarship programs. The application period begins January 5, deadline to complete an application is...

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  3. Adriana Vieyra: Aspiring for Success

    Adriana Vieyra, CFMC College Futures Scholarship

    Greenfield seems like a world away from Adriana Vieyra’s new life at California State University, Monterey Bay. The bustle of a busy schedule of challenging classes, new faces, friends and ideas and life in the dorms are college experiences she’s grateful to have. The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) College Futures Scholarship recipient shared her inspiring story of college...

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  4. Paying it Forward: Raymond Costa

    Raymond Costa Family Scholarship Fund

    Raymond Costa was just nine years old when an act of kindness embedded a feeling he’s never forgotten. “We had just lost my father – he died and Christmas was coming up. I’ll never forget seeing two station wagons full of toys collected in a toy drive just for my family,” said Costa.  “It was totally unexpected – that memory...

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  5. College Futures Freshman Year: 65 Scholarships ($260,000) Awarded

    College Futures Congrats Grads

    By Josh Warburg, Community Foundation for Monterey County Program and Scholarships Officer This year marked the beginning of College Futures Monterey County, a new effort by the Community Foundation for Monterey County to increase college attainment among underrepresented students in our communities. Currently, only 23% of local residents age 25 and older hold a bachelor’s degree, but by 2030 38% of job openings will require...

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  6. Women’s Fund – Creating Opportunity

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    A scholarship isn’t just money to Francisca “Frieda” Rios – it’s opportunity. It’s being able to buy a computer to do homework and research from home. It’s knowing that making homework a priority when she finishes her shift at a local pizza shop is a must because people she doesn’t know have invested in her and have faith in her...

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  7. College Futures Monterey County

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    Everyone Wins When More Students Succeed We believe that every young person should have the opportunity to pursue their educational, career, and life goals. College degrees are vital to a thriving economy and building healthy, safe, vibrant communities in Monterey County. However, too many of our young people with the ability and desire to succeed in college lack the support...

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