Foundation News & Events

New Book Grants Make College More Affordable

January 2014

Wells Fargo Bank donated $6,250 to the Miramar College Foundation to support 25 new $250 book grants for continuing students registered in six units or more in spring semester 2014 classes. The annual average cost of books for a community college full-time student is $820, according to Teresa Vilaboy, Financial Aid Director. Mary de Leon, branch manager for Wells Fargo Bank in Mira Mesa, pitched book grant funding to Wells Fargo corporate to support their mission to help out local neighborhoods.


Foundation Signs MOU

April 2014

The Miramar College Foundation board has formerly approved a Memo of Understanding (MOU) between the Foundation and the SDCCD. The MOU defines the working relationship between the two entities. Executive Vice Chancellor Bonnie Dowd joined the Foundation board of directors at their quarterly meeting on March 14 to explain the MOU and answer questions. Foundations at San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College and Continuing Education signed similar agreements.


Scholar Fest 2014

April 2014

Families and friends joined Miramar College students to celebrate scholarship awards on April 16 in the LLRC auditorium and patio. Following a festive reception catered by the Café, 125 scholarship awards worth $64,095 were distributed to 105 Miramar College students. Additionally, 54 awards to 54 recipients for $251,334 (incudes maximum $90,000 – up to $30,000 @ 3-year awards for two Jack Kent Cooke recipients) bring the total amount of internal and outside scholarship awards to Miramar College students in 2013-2014 to a whopping $373,024. A gallery of photos is posted on Facebook.


New Wells Fargo Book Scholarships for 2013-2014

July 2013

Richard Domagalski, Senior Vice President, Community Banking District Manager, Wells Fargo, and Wells Fargo Mira Mesa Branch Manager Mary DeLeon presented a check for $12,500 to Miramar College Foundation President Marty Hight and Miramar President Dr. Patricia Hsieh to support book scholarships for new and continuing Miramar College students, who attend a financial literacy workshop. Twenty-five scholarships will be awarded to new students enrolled full-time in the fall, who participated in a Jets Jumpstart freshman orientation, and 25 will be awarded to Miramar continuing students enrolling in spring classes, who attend a workshop in the fall. All recipients will be recognized at the annual scholarship awards event in April 2015.


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