VC FOUNDATION UPDATES DURING COVID-19
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COVID-19 Emergency Funding Campaign

The Ventura College Foundation needs help to sustain our operations and strengthen our foundation during and after the COVID-19 crisis. Click the button below or text Text STRONGER to 71777. Msg & data rates may apply.

INFORMATION AS OF October 25, 2020

MARKETPLACE INFORMATION

The Weekend Marketplace is Open During COVID!

Important Update! The Ventura College Foundation Marketplace has been informed that Ventura College is moving forward with its East Parking Lot (Marketplace Lot) solar installation project in mid-November.  Additionally, the Solar project could take as long as three months to complete.

While the East Parking Lot project is being completed and to ensure that the Marketplace can remain open, the Marketplace will be temporarily relocating. The Ventura College Foundation is currently working with Ventura College to determine alternative locations.  Please be aware that this temporary relocation might be to an area smaller in size and could require the Marketplace to temporarily reduce the number of vendors we can accommodate while still following COVID spacing requirements.

We are working hard to finalize a relocation plan so the impact to our vendors and your customers is as minimal as possible. The relocation details and exact dates are still pending but we will be sure to inform you as soon as possible. We thank you for your patience while we formulate a new operations plan.

Please note: While it was recently announced that the State of California has allowed swap meets to reopen, Ventura County is still not on that list. Therefore, we cannot allow more vendors than we already accommodate and especially during the solar installation project. However, we have determined that since toys are pre-packed we will allow our active vendors to sell toys beginning the weekend of October 10 & 11th.

COVID safety protocol remains in place for both our vendors and patrons. We ask that all visitors wear face coverings and practice proper social distancing.  Only vendors selling essential goods, or any other items authorized by the Ventura County Public Health Department currently allowed.

Please review the below COVID-19 Marketplace Operational Plan, supplemental vendor agreement, and safety notices for additional information.

We are very excited to welcome our vendors and guests back to the Marketplace!

The Marketplace is located at the corner of Telegraph and Day roads in the East Parking Lot of Ventura College. Free parking is available in campus lots and along Telegraph and Day roads.

COVID-19 Marketplace Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS UPDATE

VC Foundation's Executive Director, Anne Paul King

We are pleased to announce that on Thursday, April 16, 2020, all Ventura College Foundation 2020-21 student scholarship applicants were notified whether they were selected as a scholarship recipient through their Ventura College email address and personal email address (if provided).

We appreciate your patience with the delay in the 2020-21 scholarship awarding process as a result of challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We do apologize for any inconvenience.

All scholarships we planned to award before the COVID-19 crisis were awarded.

Scholarship Awardee Information

Please carefully read your Scholarship Award Notification that was emailed and review the requirements needed to receive your funding.

Recipients may also Click here to review the 2020-2021 Scholarship Award Notification

On behalf of all of us at the Ventura College Foundation, we offer our sincere congratulations and best wishes for continued success in each recipient's academic endeavors.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at vcfoundation@vcccd.ed

We appreciate your patience while we work to respond to the high volume of emails.

Information for Scholarship Applicants Not Awarded

Thank you for your application to the Ventura College Foundation 2020-2021 Scholarship Program.  We always regret informing students that they were not selected to receive a scholarship award. Determining the recipients of our scholarships is always difficult and is based on a variety of factors, including a large pool of competitive applications. We work hard to raise additional community contributions to increase our number of scholarships each year.

If you are planning to enroll at Ventura College in the 20/21 academic year, we encourage you to apply again. 

Click here for information on other resources provided by the Foundation (including textbook support).

Click Here for various COVID-19 Student Resources

Sign up for our newsletter by entering your contact information in the “Stay Connected” portion of the home page to receive updates on various funding opportunities!

If you are interested in discussing your application, please contact our office at 805-289-6461. We are happy to provide feedback on your scholarship application.

We appreciate your patience while we work to respond to the high volume of emails and phone calls.

We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors!

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS EVENTS

The Foundation usually hosts events at which students are presented with their scholarship awards and have the opportunity to meet their scholarship donors. Sadly, these events have all been canceled due to federal, state and local directives.

We know these gatherings are a highlight for our students and donors alike and are truly sorry they will not be held. We do have plans to ensure our scholarship recipients and donors are celebrated, click here to learn more.

ADDITIONAL STUDENT RESOURCES

Ventura College Learning Resource Center

To access online resources from the Ventura College Learning Resource Center including library chat, free online resources, library resources and library guides click here. 

Ventura College Student Resource List

Provided by Ventura College Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Damien Pena, this list includes updates and resources for VC students including distance learning, Laptop lending, Wifi access, Zoom, mental health resources, financial aid, addmissions and records, academic counseling, online toutoring, Basic Needs Office, Pirates Cove, First Year Experience, Student Activities & ASVC.

To view the document click here. 

College Futures Foundation

The California College Student Emergency Support Fund has launched to give one-time $500 hardship grants to students. Administered by Mission Asset Fund (MAF), the Fund is a statewide philanthropic response to address emergency needs for the state’s low-income college students, including undocumented immigrants, foster youth, and those who are housing insecure.

More information about the grant and how to apply can be found by clicking here.

*Please note that this is not a resource funded nor organized by Ventura College or the VC Foundation

California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation

California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation
2020 Scholarship Program Applications Accepted April 1, 2020 - June 1, 2020
Apply online at cllcf.org

The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation (CLLCF) is pleased to invite all qualified California residents to apply for a scholarship. This scholarship program was established to assist deserving students by offering financial assistance to help meet educational expenses.

*Please note that this is not a resource funded nor organized by Ventura College or the VC Foundation

From the Foundation's Executive Director, Anne Paul King