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Scholarships

 

Floyd Bettiga Art Scholarship

The Floyd Bettiga Art Scholarship is intended for a student enrolled in 12 or more units at College of the Redwoods. The student must also have completed 12 units, 6 of which must be in Art classes at College of the Redwoods. The student must be a resident of Humboldt County, and a portfolio of their work is required as a part of the application. The selection of the recipient of this award is based on artistic merit.

Floyd H. Bettiga is a professional artist who achieved his Master of Arts from Humboldt State University in 1966. He taught for 29 years at College of the Redwoods as an art instructor. In addition, Bettiga planned and developed the College of the Redwoods Art Gallery and has curated numerous shows and exhibits. He was instrumental in procuring and developing College of the Redwoods permanent art collection. He is a native of Humboldt County and has participated in many local and California art exhibits.

Floyd H. Bettiga has made significant long term contributions to fostering the arts in Humboldt County. He is a member of the Redwoods Art Association and Humboldt Arts Council.

College of the Redwoods is proud to offer this scholarship to deserving students who show talent and devotion to art. The Floyd Bettiga Art Scholarship is designed to help other artists experience the benefits of higher education.

Maude Teal Codoni, Jane Codoni Horn, Antonette Boies Codoni and S.H. Paine Memorial Fund

The Maude Teal Codoni, Jane Codoni Horn, Antonette Boies Codoni, and S.H. Paine Memorial Fund provides a number of scholarships to local high school graduates. In determining the winners to receive these scholarships, students from Ferndale High School are given first preference. The scholarships are awarded to students chosen on the basis of good character and financial aid need, rather than solely on high scholastic achievement.

The recipient must be enrolled in 12 or more units, be of good character, be enrolled in a certificate or degree granting program, and/or plan to transfer to a four-year institution.

Dr. Leslie R. Codoni, D.D.S., was a long time resident of Ferndale. He had served Ferndale as city councilman, Ferndale Union High trustee, past master and secretary of the Ferndale Lodge No. 193, F. & A.M., member of Royal Arch Masons, Redwood Empire Golf & Country Club, and Ferndale Congregational Church. Prior to his death in 1974, Dr. Codoni was a life member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Ferndale Union High School Alumni Association.

The Maude Teal Codoni, Jane Codoni Horn, Antonette Bois Codoni, and S.H. Paine Memorial Scholarship Fund continues to represent Leslie R. Codoni's advocacy for providing quality education and opportunity for youth in this community.

College of the Redwoods Foundation League Scholarship

The College of the Redwoods Foundation League Scholarship provides numerous scholarships to students participating in a variety of disciplines at CR. Funding from this scholarship goes toward special division programs, selected each year by the League. The College of the Redwoods Foundation League committee selects the winners and award amount. This scholarship was increased in 1997 through the Challenge Grant.

The students selected for these scholarships are required to carry at least 10 units and have a financial aid need. Recipients of these awards are recognized for the quality of their academic work and devotion to their educational goals. An interest in College and community activities are also a consideration.

The College of the Redwoods Foundation League serves as a link between the College and the community. Members encourage participation by community residents in selected educational activities. Membership in the League is open to men and women interested in the College.

Specific projects sponsored by the League include an annual Scholarship Celebration honoring scholarship recipients and their donors, planning social events for the College, and arranging campus visits by community groups or individuals.

The College of the Redwoods Foundation League was formed in 1988 and has provided many students an opportunity to help fulfill their dreams.

Dr. Walter Dolfini Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Walter Dolfini Memorial Scholarship is awarded to qualifying College of the Redwoods students who have graduated from a high school within the Redwoods Community District. Awards of $1000 and $500 are distributed to two qualifying students during the academic year. To qualify for a Dr. Walter Dolfini Memorial Scholarship, a student must be enrolled in 12 or more units at College of the Redwoods and exhibit devotion to their academic goals.

Known as "Mr. Junior College", Dr. Dolfini died in April of 1976. Dr. Dolfini, in his capacity as education committee chair for the Eureka Chamber of Commerce, traveled throughout California to gain information on the best type of college to serve this area. Dr. Walter Dolfini was elected as a founding trustee of the Redwoods Community College Board of Trustees in 1964, retiring from his post in March of 1975. He was considered one of the College's most valued and finest board members.

The scholarship generated by Dr. Walter Dolfini's hard work and dedication to the Redwoods Community District continues to benefit students in their earnest endeavors for the achievement of a quality higher education.

Ernest and Mildred Lanini Memorial Scholarship

The Ernest and Mildred Lanini Memorial Scholarship was established in 1976. At the time, it was the largest scholarship ever received in the history of College of the Redwoods.

The individual scholarship amounts vary, and are awarded to students enrolled in 6 or more units. The recipient must be a graduate of a Humboldt County High School with preference given to the Mattole Union School District.

Mildred Lanini spent her early years in San Francisco and was orphaned after the 1906 earthquake. She came to Humboldt County by sailing schooner and was adopted by the Mackeys and raised in Petrolia. Her first husband was Ernest Lanini. After his death, she married Pat Deo. Mrs. Mildred Lanini Deo was a pioneer ranching resident of Petrolia and Ferndale. During her marriage to Pat Deo, she set up scholarship funds at College of the Redwoods and H.S.U. from her own estate. She died shortly thereafter on November 27, 1975.

It was the wish of Mrs. Mildred Lanini Deo that perpetual scholarships be established from income of the trust estate to help worthy and deserving graduates of the Mattole Union School, Petrolia, California, attending the College of the Redwoods.

The Ernest and Mildred Lanini Memorial Scholarship provides support for students who demonstrate financial need and exceptional performance. This memorial scholarship exemplifies Mrs. Mildred Lanini Deo's continued commitment to the community and her strong belief in the importance of quality education.

Phyllis E. Poska Memorial Scholarship

The Phyllis E. Poska Memorial Scholarship provides special recognition to students who are residents of Humboldt or Del Norte County, and enrolled in the Registered Nursing or Licensed Vocational Nursing Program at College of the Redwoods.

A registered nurse, Poska came to Humboldt County in 1946. Immediately her sense of civic pride and love for community work were evident as she became an active member of Humboldt/ Del Norte County Medical Auxiliary, the Eureka Women's Club, the Eureka Travel Club, and the Republican Women's Club of Eureka. Poska went on to join the state ranks of the Women's Auxiliary to the California Medical Association in 1953. Her service to the state auxiliary culminated in 1959 when she was elected president of the organization.

Poska's community service in Humboldt County, however, continued, and she went on to become one of the founders of the Humboldt Sponsors, a charitable organization dedicated to Humboldt County youth.

To Phyllis Poska, nursing was one of the most rewarding and admirable professions to which anyone could aspire. The Phyllis E. Poska Memorial Scholarship will assist many students in achieving their goals. Today, even after her death, Phyllis Poska is able to touch the people of Humboldt County and continues to promote the profession to which she was so dedicated.

As a result of her commitment, hard work and success, this special scholarship was established to provide others an opportunity to fulfill their dreams as she did hers.

Redwood Art Association Scholarship

The Redwood Art Association Scholarship honors outstanding college students in the pursuit of their dreams in the field of Art. The student must be enrolled in 12 or more units, two of which are in Art. In addition, the student must have completed 12 units at College of the Redwoods, 6 of which have been in Art. The student must be a resident of Humboldt County and a portfolio must be submitted. The selection for this scholarship is based on artistic merit.

The Redwood Art Association was founded in 1956 as a private, non-profit, all-volunteer organization by a group of artists who believed in the future of art in the community. They dedicated its purpose to "encourage and promote visual arts; to bring together persons interested in art and to offer practicing artists a time and place to show their work". The Redwood Art Association has presented professionally judged, competitive art exhibits twice a year for the past 39 years, spearheaded the development of the Cultural Center, and promoted community education through workshops and lectures.

The Redwood Art Association established this art scholarship fund with the College of the Redwoods to support their vision. The Redwood Art Association believes that the arts will play an increasingly important role in the future of the Humboldt County area. The award is intended to encourage qualified students to excel in their artwork. The organizers of this fund have shown their support and dedication to providing deserving students an opportunity to fulfill their dreams. This scholarship is awarded in the hopes that the recipient will emulate the ideals and standards for which the Redwood Art Association stands.

Rotary Club of Eureka Scholarship

The Rotary Club International has supported students in their pursuit of higher education for many years. College of the Redwoods is grateful to have The Rotary Club International's participation in our pool of academic awards.

The Rotary Club of Eureka Scholarship funds are intended for a student who graduated from Eureka, St. Bernard, Zoe Barnum, or Eureka Adult School. Students must show financial need, and be in good academic standing based on past performance.

This scholarship will help many worthy graduates of Eureka high schools achieve a valuable start on higher education by enrolling at College of the Redwoods. The financial support provided by The Rotary Club of Eureka to College of the Redwoods and to other organizations in Humboldt County is exemplary of the value placed by the membership on education.

The scholarships are consistent with the Rotary Club's continued advocacy for providing quality education and opportunity for youth of this community.

Louis and Fern Weichselfelder Nursing Scholarship

The Louis and Fern Weichselfelder Nursing Scholarship was recently established for the purpose of helping Eureka High School graduates achieve their goals in the nursing field. The scholarship is intended for a student enrolled in 10 or more units and has financial aid need, with preference given to a Eureka High School graduate.

Louis and Fern Weichselfelder are active in the community and avid supporters of College of the Redwoods. Mrs. Fern Weichselfelder received her teaching credential and taught 6th grade at Marshall Elementary from 1946 until 1972. Mr. Louis Weichselfelder began his teaching career in 1936 and served in World War II. Mr. Weichselfelder taught instrumental music at Eureka High School until he retired in 1969. The Weichselfelder contributions towards health care and education in this community continue to enrich the lives of many.

College of the Redwoods is fortunate to have the support of this scholarship. The recipient of the Louis and Fern Weichselfelder Nursing Scholarship will emulate the ideals and standards for which they stand.

This scholarship was increased in 1997 through the Challenge Grant.