The Mammoth Lakes Foundation (MLF) has announced a new housing scholarship opportunity for Inyo and Mono County high school graduates. The MLF Housing Scholarship will provide financial assistance by way of a monthly housing credit to local students who choose to live at South Gateway Student Apartments (SGSA) while attending classes at Cerro Coso Community College.
The South Gateway Student Apartments are dormitories that sit adjacent to the Mammoth Lakes campus on Mammoth Lakes Foundation property. The new scholarship award equates to a forty-five percent discount on standard room rental rates. To be eligible, students must have graduated from an Inyo or Mono County high school within the past two years. There is a minimum enrollment requirement of six on-site units at Cerro Coso. Then, in order to maintain eligibility, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or better and complete ten volunteer service hours for the Mammoth Lakes Foundation.
As seen at the ESCC Mammoth Lakes campus, students who live in the South Gateway Student Apartments generally participate in more campus activities, take better advantage of campus resources, and are more involved in leadership experiences and community events. In general, they are more engaged.
Dion Agee, MLF Executive Director, summed up the student housing experience when he commented, “Living locally provides a win-win college experience. Students get to stay close to home, move forward with their educational goals and still be a part of our community.” Those interested in applying should contact MLF Scholarship Manager Jill Keefer.