There are a number of ways for students at Ventura College to receive support towards the pursuit of their educational and career goals. The Ventura College Foundation backs several programs that are designed to provide both direct and indirect support for Ventura College students. These programs include the Ventura College Promise, the Textbook Lending Library and an array of scholarships.
VC Promise, the first in the state and now adopted at colleges nationwide, is a program where Ventura College students can have tuition cost of their first and second years of academic studies paid for by the Foundation.
The William and Helen Scarpino Veterans Promise Program covers the costs of Ventura College enrollment fees for the first year of U.S. veteran and U.S. active duty military students. This allows these students to reserve their GI Bill® for four-year University education.
More than 300 scholarships are available to Ventura College students who would benefit from the financial support and are ready and able to achieve their goals.
The David P. Bianco Textbook Lending Library is a program where students can check out up to three textbooks to use for an entire semester, at no cost to them. The Reserve Collection allows students to check out textbooks for a couple of hours while at the Library and has a copy of every textbook in use each semester.
"When I found out that I was awarded a scholarship, I was shocked. It was great to know someone heard my story and believed in my potential."
U.S. Veteran, Current VC Student & Scholarship Recipient 16/17, 17/18
"The Foundation's support has allowed me to become a role model for my two younger sisters. They know they can achieve anything they want to because of the programs that the Foundation offers."
Abraham Medel Morales
VC Alumnus & Scholarship Recipient 16/17, 17/18
"With the Ventura College Promise, I am able to make my education my priority."
Promise Student 15/16
"The scholarships change the emotional state of the student. I had never received a financial gift before, and certainly not from total strangers. This was amazing. This reinforced my own faith in myself."
VC Alumnus & Scholarship Recipient 12/13
"The assistance I received from the Foundation Scholarships and Grants allowed me to not think about my financial hardship of putting myself through school and to concentrate and focus on my educational goal of becoming a nurse."