Ventura College Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2022-23 School Year
The Ventura College Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2022-23 school year. The deadline for application submissions is January 20, 2023.
Students currently enrolled at Ventura College in the 2022-2023 academic year, who have completed at least six credits by the end of Fall 2022 semester, are eligible to apply. Units earned in previous semesters at Ventura College count towards the unit requirement.
"We recently lowered the minimum number of credits from 12 to 6 so many part-time students now qualify to apply," says Anne Paul King, Ventura College Foundation executive director. "Many of our students work full time and have family commitments that prevent them from taking a full class load. Our new credit policy opens eligibility to these students.”
Scholarship amounts range from an average of $2,400 for continuing students to an average of $4,200 for students transferring to four-year universities next Fall. For the 2022-2023 academic year, the Ventura College Foundation awarded 446 scholarships totaling $756,908, the largest annual scholarship distribution in the foundation's history. “We encourage students to apply as completion of the application could make them eligible for multiple scholarships,” says King.
While most scholarships are available for any area of academic focus, some are for specific majors including environmental science, computer sciences, health care, nursing, business and pre-law. Phoenix Scholarships are designed to assist re-entering students, which also includes enrolled active military and veterans, with little or no financial resources to fund the cost of their education.
Workshops to help with the application process are being offered from October through January before the application deadline. Scholarship recipients will be announced in April 2023.
The foundation's scholarships are the result of annual contributions and established scholarship endowments from Ventura College Foundation donors and corporate partners.