Scholarship Stories

Inspired by Book ‘Caste,’ Group Works for Social Justice, Awards Scholarships

Caste Action Alliance to raise $50,000 through Community Foundation for Monterey County How did two professional women with different perspectives, one black and one white, find common ground to form a forward-thinking action group committed to “rising up for social and restorative justice?” It started during a Soulful Sunday online class called “The Church of Harriet Tubman & The Underground...

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My Scholarship Story: Ismael Rocha

Ismael Rocha, College Futures Monterey County Scholarship Recipient, has gone from high school student dreaming of attending college to living his dream and now, giving back.  I can assure you that your investment in people like me will be one of the best ones you can ever make. I can assure you all that I will not let you down...

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CFMC Offers $1.25 Million in Scholarships

Many Monterey County students aspire to attend college, but the cost of higher education keeps them from achieving that dream. The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has been working with generous individual, family and business donors to help close the gap. The CFMC announced that more than $1.25 million in scholarship awards are available for Monterey County students. These...

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My Scholarship Story: Jesus Floriano-Ramirez

Jesus Floriano Scholarship recipient

My name is Jesus Floriano-Ramirez The Community Foundation for Monterey County has made my college experience a very memorable one. I never imagined myself attending a four-year institution or even standing in front of such a big crowd sharing my journey. I come from very humble beginnings. My parents are both immigrants from the country of Mexico. As a child...

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The Adventure of Giving: Michael and Gloria Ipson

By Amanda Holder, Community Foundation for Monterey County Director of Communications Michael Ipson, a Washington native raised in California, was attending U.C. Berkeley when he went to the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an exchange student. He met Gloria, a native of China, who was studying literature at the same campus. He proposed within seven months and they married...

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