Friday, 23 July 2021

Weger family establishes a second scholarship at Mendocino College

UKIAH, Calif. – The Mendocino College Foundation is proud to announce the creation of the George Weger Perpetual Scholarship for a Mendocino College Student who graduates from Ukiah High School.

“This is the second Weger Family Perpetual Scholarship to be created by the family” announced Jerry Chaney, scholarship committee chair.

The Mendocino College Foundation has been stewarding the Alfred and Hulda Weger Scholarship for the past 10 years.

George Weger is the son of Alfred and Hulda and he too believes in helping people succeed by having the opportunity to attend college.

Weger was born in Ukiah at the old General Hospital in 1942. He attended Yokayo Elementary School and Pomolita Middle School. He graduated from Ukiah High School in 1960.

Growing up he lived at the family home in Ukiah during the school year and once school was out for the summer, the family moved out to the family’s resort known as Orr Hot Springs Resort. He helped at the resort and at his father’s sheep ranch.

He graduated from Lassen College in 1963 and began his career working for Cal Fire. He later moved on to a 38-year career working in the engineering department of Marin Municipal Water District in Corte Madera. He retired as a construction inspector, but continued to work part-time on a survey team.

When asked why he established the scholarship, Weger said, “I like helping kids succeed, whether it be in sports or in the show arena.”

He coached and managed little league teams and was a 4H leader for many years, raised six children along the way and was influenced tremendously by his school teacher mother, Hulda Weger.

Weger continues in his father’s footsteps as a sheep rancher, but on a much smaller scale these days.

He understands the importance of obtaining a college degree and felt that creating this scholarship was one more contribution that he could make to support student success.

For more information about the scholarship program at Mendocino College, please contact Eliza Fields at 707-467-1018.

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