Ventura College Foundation Scholarship Program

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The Ventura College Foundation supports our students through our annual donor-supported scholarship program. Last year the Foundation awarded $604,653 in scholarship support to 286 students. By filling out the Foundation’s single scholarship application, students have access to just under 300 different scholarships. ALL GPAs, majors, income levels, and enrollment statuses (part time/full time) are welcome.

The Foundation runs two annual scholarship application cycles. The Paramedic Scholarship Program accepts applications in the month of October each year. The General Scholarship Program accepts applications throughout the fall semester each year with the deadline in January. Both application cycles are closed for the 2018/2019 academic year and will re-open in the fall of the 2019/2020 academic year. 


General Scholarship Program

Any VC student currently enrolled at Ventura College at the time of applying who has passed at least 12 units at Ventura College (cumulative) by the end of the fall semester in which applications are being accepted is eligible to apply. For example, Suzie is looking to apply to the Foundation's next general scholarship application cycle that opens in the fall 2019. At the end of the spring 2019 semester she has passed 10 units. Suzie knows she needs to pass a minimum of two more units by the end of the 2019 fall semester in order for her application to be accepted. 

TYPE OF SCHOLARSHIPS

Click here for an overview of the types of scholarships the Foundation awards each year.

WHAT IS REQUIRED?

  • On time submission of VC Foundation Scholarship Application (Open October through January each year)

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

  • Proof of current enrollment (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

APPLICATION RESOURCES

Need more information? Please contact the Foundation office at vcfoundation@vcccd.edu or 805-289-6461.


Paramedic Scholarship Program

The Ventura College Foundation supports students currently enrolled in the Ventura College (VC) Paramedic Studies Program through our annual donor-supported paramedic scholarship program.

WHAT IS REQUIRED?

  • On time submission of VC Foundation Scholarship Application (Open the month of October each year)

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

  • Proof of current enrollment (Student Schedule/Bill found in student portal)

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation; 1 must be from a VC instructor or EMT 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. 

  • 1 short essay; regarding career goals in paramedic field.

APPLICATION RESOURCES

Need more information? Please contact the Foundation office at vcfoundation@vcccd.edu or 805-289-6461.

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