UKIAH, 4/25/2017 -- The owners of Patterson's Pub in Mendocino have established a scholarship fund for high school grads from Fort Bragg and Mendocino who wish to attend the University of San Francisco. The deadline is fast approaching.
Here's the press release, with details:
Anthony and Mary Anne Graham of Patterson's Pub in Mendocino, California have established a $25,000 scholarship fund for Mendocino and Fort Bragg high school graduates to attend the University of San Francisco. Interested high school students should speak to their guidance counselor about applying to USF.
Tony Graham, a USF graduate and former adjunct professor of business ethics at the USF School of Management, is committed to supporting higher education. He stated that he benefited greatly from his own years at USF, in large part, because of the university’s Jesuit philosophy and small class sizes. Mary Anne Graham also attended USF and taught at Redwood Elementary in Fort Bragg.
"We established this scholarship and intend to grow it over the next few years to encourage local high school graduates to apply to this prestigious Jesuit Catholic institution, and to provide financial support to returning Mendocino students," said Tony Graham.
This new source of financial support for Mendocino high school graduates comes at a crucial time. Tuitions are rising at both public and private universities, and there is an increasing reliance on alternate sources of financing for college degrees.
“We are so happy to share the legacy of USF with our ‘everyone knows everyone’ community in Mendocino. Our local kids will love being in San Francisco, and benefitting from USF’s academic strength and focus on social justice,” said Mary Graham.
Graham Scholarship funds will be awarded as part of the university’s need-based grant aid packages to local area students who demonstrate financial need on their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). There is no separate application process. Funding will be awarded beginning in the 2017-18 school year.
To learn more about applying to the University of San Francisco and submitting the FAFSA, students should contact their high school guidance counselor.