Scholarships for college or vocational studies in Ventura County

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This article was translated from its original Spanish.


Ventura County students who wish to pursue college or vocational studies will be eligible for financial aid to fulfill that dream.

The Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) offers this opportunity to those interested.

“We have more than 120 scholarships for any type of student, whether they are going to study in college or in a trade school,” said Matthew Bigelow, a volunteer at VCCF.

The amount of the scholarships ranges between $500 and $10,000.

Students can apply through the foundation’s website. There they must provide the following documents:

  • a copy of your academic record
  • Email address of two people who serve as references (other than friends or family)
  • Some of the scholarships require demonstrating financial need

The application process closes on January 19, 2024. To view the requirements and list of scholarships, click here.

VCCF offers two types of scholarships: Automatch and Apply To. Automatch scholarships only require completing the general scholarship application while Apply To scholarships require an additional essay.

“What I look for in essays is what gives to the student’s background, what makes them special and why they deserve the scholarship,” Bigelow said.

VCCF awarded more than 400 scholarships to residents of its county last year.

“These scholarships can help them go to college, make their dreams come true, and achieve their goals,” Bigelow said.

Scholarships not only offer significant financial relief but also provide access to resources, mentorship, and support networks that will enrich students’ educational journey.


This article was originally published by Telemundo 52 LA.

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