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Named Scholarships

Each year dozens of deserving College of Marin students apply for and receive academic scholarships to support their academic goals. A number of donors have established named scholarships in a variety of academic disciplines benefitting College of Marin students, including the following:

Fine and Visual Arts

Arv Miller Scholarship Fund
A warded annually to one or more students whose major or a major is in the general field of art and demonstrated talented for creating “humorous illustrations” and who would otherwise be unable to attend College of Marin on a full-time basis. (COMF)

Helen S.R. Applegate Scholarship
A local artist, Helen S.R. Applegate, established this scholarship in memory of Edgar A. Steinau and Neville J. Rich, Sr., and Fred Applegate, Sr. (COMF)

Edwin Cadogan Scholarship
This scholarship was established by friends and family of Edwin Cadogan, a former member of the art faculty at College of Marin. (COMF)

Marge Cutler Scholarship
This award was established in memory of Marge Cutler, a sculptor who lived in Mill Valley. The recipient is an outstanding sculpture student. (COMF)

Louis W. Dessauer Scholarship
Louis Dessauer bequeathed funds financial assistance to art students. (COMF)

Susan Doglione Art Scholarship
In memory of Susan Doglione, this scholarship is awarded to students demonstrating artistic talent and financial need. (COMF)

Behrouz Mirdadian Scholarship
In memory of Behrouz Mirdadian, instructor in the Fine Arts department and a renowned local painter. It is to recognize outstanding art students. (COMF)

Mai S. Reese Scholarship
This memorial endowment was established by family and friends in honor of Mai Reese, a prominent artist. It is awarded to serious art students planning to continue art education at an upper division school. (COMF)

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Performing Arts

Harry and Ada Fearnley Dance Scholarship
This scholarship was established by family and friends of Harry and Ada Fearnley. It is given each year to a dance student who demonstrates outstanding potential in any area of dance.(COMF)

Robin Williams Drama Scholarship
Awarded to talented students enrolled in the Drama Program. (ADV)

Warren G. Lefort Drama Scholarship
Provides tuition support for Drama students selected by the Drama Department to participate in a drama production. (ADV)

Ben and Ruth Smithton Scholarship
Established in honor of Ben and Ruth Smithton, there are two scholarships awarded to promising Drama students with financial need. (ADV)

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Athletics

Gordo Baseball Scholarship
This scholarship, established by Gordon Smith, is for a sophomore College of Marin baseball player in good academic standing who needs financial assistance. (COMF)

Signorelli Family Memorial Scholarship
This endowment, established in memory of Richard Signorelli by friends and family, is awarded to an outstanding student who has demonstrated athletic talent and is transferring to a four‑year school. (COMF)

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Business / Economics

John W. Mackey Scholarship
John Mackey, a past director of the College of Marin Foundation, endowed this scholarship to encourage students to pursue studies in the field of economics. It is awarded to students transferring to a four‑year school. (COMF)

Jerome B. York Scholarship
This scholarship was established for Jerome B. York, a long‑time member of the College of Marin faculty and chair of the Business/Economic department. It is awarded to a student transferring to a four‑year school with a major in business or economics and is based on scholastic excellence and financial need. (COMF)

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Communications

Bette Reese Memorial Scholarship
In memory of Bette Reese, this scholarship is awarded for general excellence in the field of written communication to a student in the humanities. (COMF)

Rick Shaw Scholarship
In memory of Rick Shaw, this scholarship is for a student who plans to study communication at College of Marin or at a four‑ year school. (COMF)

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Education/Teaching

Armand Cello Fund
Armand Cello served College of Marin students as a counselor for many years. He established this scholarship to reward students who worked hard to overcome personal and financial obstacles in order to fulfill their educational goals. (COMF)

Zane Gillespie Scholarship
This award was established by family and friends in memory of Zane Gillespie, who devoted her life to teaching educationally handicapped children. It is for a student who plans a career in teaching. (COMF)

Disabled Students

Burke Sisters Memorial Scholarship
Established by Mrs. Loretta Burke and her family, this scholarship is awarded to disabled students enrolled in a credit program. (COMF)

Equal Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS)

The College of Marin Superintendent/President’s Equal Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) Scholarship is awarded to EOPS students enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit units with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.  (ADV)

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General Scholarships

Carol Adair Scholarship
Established in memory of former College of Marin instructor, Carol Adair, this scholarship honors a student who is a single mother and is pursuing a college education. (COMF)

Frances M. Compton Scholarship
Frances Compton, former President of the Marin Community College District Board of Trustees, was active in state‑wide organizations. This scholarship is awarded to a student who will be continuing studies at College of Marin next year. (COMF)

DeBorba Family Scholarship
An endowment in memory of Rose, Joseph, and Edward DeBorba, this scholarship was established by the late Carolyn DeBorba in memory of her husband and his parents. It is given annually to deserving students. (COMF)

Daniel and Elizabeth Deedy Scholarship
Elizabeth Manning Deedy was a former President of the Marin Community College District Board of Trustees, the College of Marin Foundation, and the state‑wide California Community Colleges Board of Governors. This endowment in memory of Daniel and Elizabeth was established by their family. It is given annually. (COMF)

Haddie Academic Scholarship Fund
Established by an anonymous donor to provide academic scholarships for students enrolled in at least 9 units with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. (ADV)

Joy Goldstone Dennin Scholarship
Established by her family, and is awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need and achieves at least a 3.0 grade point average.

John Gillin Memorial Scholarship
Friends and colleagues established this scholarship in memory of John Gillin, former COM counselor. It is awarded to a student enrolled at the Indian Valley Campus and is based on academic excellence and financial need. (COMF)

Frank D. Gomez
This scholarship is based on financial need, academic excellence, and personal achievement. The fund was established by donors in memory of Frank D. Gomez.

League of Women’s Voters of Marin County Education Foundation
Established to provide annual scdholarships to students enrolled and in good academic standing. (ADV)

Margaret Duncan Greene Scholarship
In memory of Margaret Duncan Greene, this scholarship is awarded to a woman transferring to a four‑year college. (COMF)

A.C. Griffin International Student Award
Given in memory of A.C. Griffin to honor an international student at College of Marin. (COMF)

Emma Krohn Scholarship
Established by Emma Krohn, this award is designated for College of Marin students transferring to a four‑year school who demonstrate financial need and academic excellence. (COMF)

R. Walter Langhart Memorial Scholarship
The R. Walter Langhart Memorial Scholarship was established for a student in Horticulture or another field of study. The student must demonstrate academic achievement and financial need. (COMF)

Anna Margaret Smith Memorial Scholarship
Anna Margaret Smith, a long‑ time friend of the College, established this endowment fund to provide scholarships based on academic success and financial need. (COMF)

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Humanities

Robert L. Bruckman Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Robert L. Bruckman, a life‑long scholar, for a student in the arts and humanities. The recipient has demonstrated financial need, academic excellence, and personal achievement. (COMF)

Mathematics and Science

Alec Carnessale Memorial Scholarship
In memory of a former College of Marin student, this scholarship is given to a student who, like Alec, has special understanding of and talent for mathematics as well as many other interests. (COMF)

Gordon Chan Biology Scholarship
In memory of long‑time faculty member Gordon Chan, this scholarship is awarded to a student showing unusual promise and commitment to the life sciences. (COMF)

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Outstanding Graduates

Irwin P. Diamond Outstanding Graduate Award
This endowment was established in honor of Irwin P. Diamond, former President/Superintendent of College of Marin and founding member of the College of Marin Foundation. These awards are made to graduating students with the highest grade point average in a vocational program and the highest grade point average of a student transferring to a four‑year school. (COMF)

Re-entry Students

Marin Business and Professional Women Scholarship
Established to assist women in their career development, this scholarship is for a re‑entry woman currently enrolled at College of Marin. (COMF)

George Swift Scholarship
These scholarships, established by George Swift, are to provide assistance to re‑entry women with children returning to school to improve their employment opportunities. (COMF)

Registered Nursing

Roberta Hendricks Scholarship
Family and friends of Roberta Hendricks established this scholarship in memory of Roberta, a graduate of the College of Marin Nursing Program. The recipient is selected on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. (COMF)

Kaiser Permanente Scholarship
Kaiser Permanente established this scholarship to encourage students to pursue nursing careers and provides financial assistance for students entering the second year of the Nursing Program. (COMF)

Clara Bell Hamilton Nursing Scholarship
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rovides scholarships, emergency grants, book grants, and general support for nursing students and the College of Marin Nursing Program.  (ADV)

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Vocational

Kevin L. Ball Memorial Scholarship
In memory of Kevin L. Ball, the recipient of this award is selected by the faculty of the Auto Technology Program. (COMF)

Aaron E. Mack Scholarship
Established in memory of former College of Marin student, Aaron E. Mack, these scholarships are given annually to second year Automotive Technology students working toward a Certificate of Achievement or an Associate of Science degree. (COMF)

Charles E. and Aida McLeran Scholarship
The McLerans, long‑time friends of the College, established this endowment to help students who are in financial need to complete a vocational program at College of Marin. (COMF)

Frank R. Warner Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Frank R. Warner, former director of the Administration of Justice Program. This scholarship is awarded to a student in a vocational program who demonstrates financial need. (COMF)


Scholarships and Equal Opportunity Policy
As a community college that participates in federal financial aid programs, College of Marin is bound by certain policies and regulations to protect the college from risk and liability. California and federal laws stipulate that scholarships must be made available to all students on an equal basis. The Marin Community College District is committed by policy not to discriminate on the basis of, or the perception of, race, ethnic group identification, ancestry, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability (mental or physical), marital status, medical condition (cancer, genetic characteristics, or pregnancy), and status as a veteran, in any of its educational and employment programs and activities, its policies, practices, and procedures.

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Mission Statement: College of Marin’s commitment to educational excellence is rooted in our mission to provide excellent educational opportunities for all members of our diverse community by offering: preparation for transfer to four-year schools and universities; workforce education; basic skills improvement/English as a Second Language; intellectual and physical development and lifelong learning; and cultural enrichment. The College of Marin is committed to responding to community needs by offering student-centered programs and services in a supportive, innovative learning environment with a strong foundation of sustainability, which will instill environmental sensitivity in our students. (Approved at the April 20, 2010 Board Meeting)

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