Scholarships

Scholarships

Scholarships are academic merit or need-based funds that do not require repayment.

Check out the FREE scholarship database search sites at College BoardFastWeb & FASTaid...

Please visit the Scholarships Office or Ventura College Foundation Office for further scholarship information.

Featured Scholarship:
Point Foundation - Scholarship Fund Information:
  • The Point Community College Program inspires LGBTQ community college students to fulfill their ambitions of attending a four-year college or university.
  • Students accepted into the program will receive up to a $3,700 tuition scholarship, admissions counseling, coaching and financial education at the Point Community College Transfer Symposium in Los Angeles, and access to the Point Foundation network of LGBTQ scholars, more than 300 alumni, and many others dedicated to seeing LGBTQ students succeed. 
  • Apply online after March 1, 2017 here: https://www.pointfoundation.org/point-apply/community-college/

Fraud Notice:

Every year, millions of high school graduates seek creative ways to finance the markedly rising costs of a college education. In the process, they sometimes fall prey to scholarship and financial aid scams. On November 5, 2000, Congress passed the College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 2000 (CSFPA). The CSFPA enhances protection against fraud in student financial assistance by establishing stricter sentencing guidelines for criminal financial aid fraud. It also charged the Department, working in conjunction with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), with implementing national awareness activities, including a scholarship fraud awareness site on the ED Web site.

According to the FTC, perpetrators of financial aid fraud often use these telltale lines:

  • The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.
  • You can't get this information anywhere else.
  • I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship.
  • We'll do all the work. The scholarship will cost some money.
  • You've been selected by a 'national foundation' to receive a scholarship’ or ‘You're a finalist,’ in a contest you never entered.

To file a complaint, or for free information, students or parents should call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or visit: http://www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams