Ventura College Foundation is NOW Accepting Scholarship Applications


VCF Scholarship RecipientsThe Ventura College Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2024-25 school year. The deadline for application submissions is January 21, 2024 by 5:00 p.m. PST.

Students currently enrolled at Ventura College in the 2023-2024 academic year and who have completed at least six units by the end of the Fall 2023 semester, are eligible to apply. Units earned in previous semesters at Ventura College count towards the unit requirement.

"Beginning last year, we reduced the scholarship eligibility requirement from twelve to six units to make the application process more inclusive for part-time students," says Anne Paul King, Ventura College Foundation executive director. "With work and family commitments, it’s often difficult to attend full-time.”

Over 400 scholarships totaling more than $600,000 will be awarded, many for specific majors including environmental science, computer sciences, health care, nursing, business and education.  Phoenix scholarships are exclusively for re-entering students, including active military and veterans, who have taken time off and are now returning to college to continue their education. By completing one application, students are eligible for multiple scholarships. Scholarship amounts range from an average of $2,400 for continuing students to an average of $3,500 for students transferring to four-year universities next Fall. At minimum, scholarship recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

Online workshops to help with the application process are offered from October through January before the application deadline. Scholarship recipients will be announced in April 2024.

The foundation's scholarships are the result of annual contributions and established scholarship endowments from Ventura College Foundation board of directors, donors, and corporate partners. “Their generous contributions and transformative investments in support of Ventura College student success have enabled the foundation to award scholarship funds to tens of thousands of students over the foundation’s 40-year history,” says King.

For more about Ventura College Foundation scholarships, workshop dates and other financial assistance, go to or contact Micsin Martinez, foundation programs and development specialist, at, 805-289-6161.


Established in 1983, the Ventura College Foundation transforms students’ lives through education by providing innovative and vital resources and financial support. The Foundation collaborates with Ventura College to enhance human potential, civic engagement, careers, and academic success of students enabling their effective impact and legacy on the college, local workforce, and our community. The foundation also hosts the Ventura College Foundation Marketplace; an outdoor shopping experience held every weekend on the Ventura College campus. For more information, contact Julie Harvey at (805) 289-6502 or