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The Phoenix Scholarship Program was established in November 1999 by Ventura College Foundation board members who learned about the special needs of Ventura College re-entry students. These students are individuals who must learn new skills and return to school to do so; or who have chosen to return to school after a break in education. Many of them have overcome difficult circumstances in order to pursue their studies. The Phoenix Scholarship is designed to meet the needs of these students who have minimal or no resources at their disposal for the costs of their education.
Phoenix Scholarship Recipients - 2013
Pictured above (alphabetical order):
Brenda Aguilera, Rocio Alvarado, Chantal Bonner, Sara Cox, Mariel Dawson, Andrea Dunphy, Sal Federico, Shannon Franco, Michael Gaddis, Cinthia Garcia, Michelle Glidden, Kim McDonald, James McHale, Brian McNelly, Kathleen Middlebrooks, Kari Miller, Gustavo Muro, Brian Nichol, Elizabeth Patino, Sandra Reyes, Natassia Robertson, Maria Rodriguez, Benjamin Romero III, Megan Roy, Angie Salcido, Sarah Sanderson, Kelly Spargur, Rose Sutton, Ignelly Taylor, Eliza Viera, Brandi Ward and Moorea Watkins.
The Ventura College Foundation recognized 32 students with individual scholarships. The recipients are selected based on their applications, essays, recommendations from counselors, faculty and employers, and individual challenges overcome by these amazing re-entry students. The Phoenix Scholarship program began in 1999 and has recognized more than 190 students and awarded more than $100,000 in individual scholarships. The scholarships were presented by the Honorable Colleen Toy White at the March 21,2013 event at the Wright Library, hosted by the Board of Directors, and staff of the Ventura College Foundation.
Special recognition to the following donors for Phoenix Scholarships:
|Mary & Tom Anthony||Beilin Family||Cherie & John Brant||Julius Gius Memorial Rotary Foundation|
|Heizer Family Foundation||Ruth Hemming||Sungmie & Daniel Jahng||Elise & William Kearney|
|Sandra & Jordan Laby||Aurora Loss||Barbara Meister||Micheline Sakharoff|
|Donna Santo||Ellen & Paul Silverman||Eileen Taylor||Kristen & Richard Taylor|
|Eleanor Tillquist||John Woolley||Helen Yunker||Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura|
|Venoco, Inc.||Edith Wald|
""If you want to lift yourself up, Lift up someone else" ~ Booker T. Washington
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