The Monterey Peninsula College Foundation creates opportunities for students and enhances the learning environment at MPC by fundraising and friend raising. The philosophy that "education is the means by which people may reach their full potential" drives the Foundation's enrichment programs and commitment to student success.
The Big Idea
At Monterey Peninsula College, education is the key to opportunity. Through its Big Idea, the Dollars for Scholars program, the MPC Foundation provides funds to support current and prospective students. Participants in the foundation’s Evans College Incentive Program (CIP) receive ongoing guidance, academic counseling and financial assistance so participants can focus on school and spend less time working and worrying about their finances. CIP participants prove the success of the foundation’s college access work, as 75 percent are the first in their family to attend college.
“Attending Monterey Peninsula College helped me overcome the biggest obstacle to obtaining an education, which was not having enough money. I was also concurrently enrolled at MPC since high school, so I was able to graduate on time, and keep myself on track. I graduated from MPC with a degree in Mathematics and the scholarship I received helped me to prepare for the start of a new chapter. I transferred to CSUMB and with the scholarship, I will be ready to take on any challenges. My educational goal is to get a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics Preparation for Teaching. My career goal is to become either a Middle School Math Teacher, or a High School Math Teacher. The scholarship support I received from the MPC Foundation will greatly help me to accomplish my goals.”
- Sheenal Kumar