Ventura College Foundation Scholarship Program

The Ventura College Foundation Scholarship cycle for 2019/2020 scholarships is accepting applications between 12am of Monday, October 1st, 2018 and 11:59pm of Tuesday, January 1st, 2019.

Over 300 scholarships are available to Ventura College students every year through the single Ventura College Foundation Scholarship Application. Our scholarships are designed to enable and encourage students to achieve their goals, for those who are ready and able to benefit from the financial support.



Any VC student currently enrolled at Ventura College in 2018/2019 academic year who has successfully completed at least 12 units at Ventura College by the end of the Fall 2018 Semester. Credits earned in previous semesters at Ventura College count towards this unit requirement. Units at Oxnard College and Moorpark College may be counted towards VC Foundation Scholarships under special circumstances. If a student is not enrolled at VC currently, applications will be considered for approved situations (all units completed and on waiting list for the nursing program, took a semester abroad, or special circumstances).



  • On time submission of VC Foundation Scholarship Application (Open 10/1/18 - 1/1/19)

  • Copy of current unofficial transcripts (found in student portal)

  • Fall 2018 Student Schedule/Bill (found in student portal)

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation; 1 must be from a VC instructor, and the other may be from another VC instructor, or a counselor, supervisor/manager from volunteering or work, etc. Recommendations from family members will not be accepted. 

  • 2 short essays; a) Educational/Career goals, b) Community Service/Volunteering, Family Responsibilities, Extracurricular School Activities, and Work Responsibilities



Most of the scholarships are available for any type of study focus but some are for specific majors, such as …

  • General STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics)
  • Environmental sciences such as agriculture, botany, conservation and ecology, entomology, floriculture, horticulture, forestry, landscape architecture, urban planning
  • Physical or life sciences such as physics, geology, chemistry, biology, zoology,
  • Applied science such water, electronics, machine shop, welding, manufacturing, CAD
  • Computer sciences
  • Health care, medicine (general of specializations), or paramedics
  • Holistic health studies
  • Nursing including prospective or accepted into nursing program
  • Fine arts, creative arts, or applied arts
  • Music, performing arts, choir, choral conducting, or organ conducting
  • Journalism or public relations
  • Political science, government, economics, or public affairs
  • Photography
  • Humanities
  • Education, teaching, or early childhood education
  • Library science or English major
  • Psychology or anthropology
  • Social science or sociology
  • History or Chicano studies
  • Business or real estate
  • Pre-law, criminal justice or law enforcement

Some of the scholarships with specific studies focus only require and intent to study in the area, but most require some credits which verify interest and success in the area. Some require as many as 24 credits in the area of study. Applicants with such area of study goals and progress should describe them in their applications, identifying applicable credits and successes. Descriptions should be specific and concise.



Most scholarships are available to any applicant without any special conditions, but some seek to support students with certain backgrounds, such as …

  • Financial need
  • Head of household with dependents
  • Returning to college after a substantial interruption
  • Overcome hardships
  • School or community involvement
  • Come from specific cities in Ventura County
  • Participation in sports such as general athletics, aquatics, golf,
  • Veteran
  • Female
  • Relatives of current or former classified employees
  • Emancipated or current foster kids, or transitional living residents
  • African American or Hispanic
  • Minimum GPA levels of 2.3 through 3.25 (depending on scholarship)
  • Intention to transfer to acquire at least a Bachelor’s degree
  • Boys or Girls Club of Ventura County alumni
  • ADA handicapped

Much of the information needed to match applicants to scholarships with these requirements is gathered in the application form, but if the applicant has relevant information to add it can be done in the essays. For instance, if an applicant has overcome a hardship it is helpful to have a description of how this was achieved and how the applicant is ready to benefit from a scholarship. Descriptions should be specific and concise.


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