Mira Mesa Town Council Verne Goodwin Scholarship

Scholarship Requirements: All graduating high school seniors who are Mira Mesa residents and have enjoyed participating in community volunteering are encouraged to apply for this year’s college scholarship that MMTC awards annually based on community service. The Mira Mesa Town Council/Verne Goodwin Scholarship Fund will award three $1000 scholarships in June. There is no minimum grade point average required. Students must be residents of Mira Mesa, members of the graduating class of any Senior High School, and planning to continue their education at a 4-year college or university, 2-year community college, vocational or technical school.

Scholarship Donations: Donations to the Mira Mesa Town Council Verne Goodwin Scholarship fund can be made through the Mira Mesa Community Foundation, a 501c(3) organization at this link.

2024 MMTC/Verne Goodwin Scholarship: Congratulations to the 2024 MMTC/Verne Goodwin Scholarship winners Saisreenadh Yandapalli, Kristen Ngo and Olivia Ngo! They were selected from an outstanding group of applicants by our scholarship committee based on their volunteer experience and work. Each of the winners have worked throughout their high school years to give back to the community in many ways, while maintaining excellent grades and participating in numerous extracurricular activities.

2024 MMTC/Verne Goodwin Scholarship winners Saisreenadh Yandapalli, Kristen Ngo and Olivia Ngo.

Past MMTC/Verne Goodwin Scholarship Recipients:

  • 2024: Saisreenadh Yandapalli, Kristen Ngo and Olivia Ngo
  • 2023: Mallory Asis, Ellen Mae Salupen and Nicolas Nguyen
  • 2022: Amanda Wilpitz, Mia Jacobs and Peter Nguyen
  • 2021: Sharlene Lorenzo, Marianne Aquino, Valerie Tran
  • 2020: Cassandra Bui, Christina Mai, Vivian Nguyen
  • 2019: Jacqueline Nguyen, Ngoc (Lina) Phung, and Victoria (Tori) Cone
  • 2018: Davis Boring, Jessica De Jauregui and Trish Dong
  • 2017: Emily Lay-Geng, Evelyn Le and Amaya Aitiana Andrade
  • 2016: Vivian Hoang, Celeste Esparza and Roselynn Conrady
  • 2015: Emily Le, Keith Minh Huynh and Yasmine Reyes
  • 2014: Tiffany Luu, Fyezah Nazir, Spencer Shortill, Estella Hoang, Lauren Cernik-Price
  • 2013: Jennifer Luu, Kamakshi Ramanarayanan, and Zabrina Reyes
  • 2012: Marilyn Nguyen, Amanda Sani, Ashley Hight, Tiffany Porter, Jihui Jin, and Karl Carreon Yabes
  • 2011: Mindy Kim Truong, Christ-Lynn del Rosario, Linda Pham, Cherie Tran, Melisa Chavez and Yazmin Hernandez
  • 2010: Katherine Shortill, Jake Portugal, Umar Usman, Jeanie Nguyen, Jake Stearns and Lindsey Sweeney
  • 2009: Brittany Kvalvik, Nikkita King, Rochelle Labao, Brittany Outlaw, Adrian Bacong, and Charity Quijano
  • 2008: Jessica Even, Christina Harrison, Katelyn Mitchell, Alice Chung, Evaline Trevias
  • 2007: Nicholas Mantione, John Tat, Corbin Dean, Christy Milani, Natasha McCoy and Kathy Truong
  • 2006: Dorothy Lorentz, Jason Sluyter, Cindy Nguyen, Tracy Truong, Jason Himes, Ngoc Le, Anthony Elbancol
  • 2005: Edward Delos Reyes, Dararoth Rath, Afshan Usman, Sabrina Robinette, Hong Tran
  • 2004: Matt Marbrey, Ly Lam, C. J. Smith, Stephanie Chanhmisay
  • 2003: Erica M. Ballard, Jennifer Lee Huynh, Dawn Kobierski, Jennifer Nowinski
  • 2002: Nicole Nelson, Sara Vincent, Nghia “Anthony” Thanh Vu, Hang “Lisa” Chau
  • 2001: Jennifer Minezaki, Sharon Stevens, Thomas J. Mantione, Paula Encarnacao
  • 1999: Brittany Dean, Chie Saito
  • 1998: Chris Kubow
  • 1997: Charlene Colby, Katherine Tran and Ta Uyen Lind Ngugeh
  • 1996: Yanina Valdos
  • 1994: Jaime Arroyo and Jason Lee
  • 1993:  Kalani Napoleon, David Carleno and Mylinh Uy
  • 1992: Karen Spafford
  • 1991: Joseph “Joey” Lo Duca, Thi Thi Phan
  • 1990: Melissa Quinn
  • 1989: Denise Van De Kieft
  • 1988: Joceylen Poblete
  • 1985: Kelly Rudiger, Connie Viado

Note: We are trying to identify all of our scholarship recipients, but we are missing a few from the early days. If you know (or were) a scholarship recipient not on the list, please let us know.