Scholarship Selection
Committee + Readers

The VCCF scholarship selection committee is composed of community volunteers and scholarship donors who are committed to bettering the educational opportunities for students in Ventura County. Each year, selection committee members invest countless hours reviewing, reading and rating scholarship applications. Their expertise and time are highly valued and we could not do this work without them.

If interested in volunteering for the VCCF Scholarship Selection Committee, please email our Scholarship Director, Kirsti Thompson at

VCCF’s Scholarship Program is in Need of Scholarship Readers!

Do you want to support the Educational journey of deserving students in Ventura County?

If so, we encourage you join the dedicated group of individuals who read and review scholarship applications for the VCCF Scholarship Program. The scholarship program receives thousands of scholarship applications every year, but we are only able to award a few hundred. This special and worthy effort will make you laugh, cry and ultimately increase your hope for the future as you learn about the high quality students here in Ventura County.

Click here to submit an interest form. For more information, please contact Scholarship Director Kirsti Thompson at

Scholarship Reader Job Description

The purpose of the VCCF Scholarship Readers is to read and review specific scholarship applications thoroughly. Each individual scholarship opportunity shall be reviewed by no fewer than three and no more than five scholarship readers.

Readers will meet at least once per year, and may conduct additional meetings as necessary. Reasonable notice will be given to all readers of the place, day, time and purpose or purposes for any committee meeting. Meetings may be conducted in person or via Zoom.

Reviewing is conducted online, making it possible to complete from anywhere!

Term of Office: Readers shall not have term limits

Desired Requirements

  • Spend 15-20 hours reviewing, evaluating, and scoring all competitive scholarship applications between March 11, 2024, and April 17, 2024 (view the 2023/2024 Scholarship Season timeline here)
  • Be age 21 or older
  • Value and support higher education
  • Be committed to serving a minimum 3-year term
  • Have an internet-accessible computer with a recent version of a web browser installed (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera) 
  • Attend an orientation either in person or via Zoom

Specific Duties

  • Read and review applications assigned to you thoroughly
  • Follow VCCF’s scholarship rubric
  • Enter reading scores into database no later than assigned deadline

Service on the scholarship review committee is on a voluntary basis. Individuals interested in giving back and helping students achieve their full potential are encouraged to consider serving on this important effort.

I acknowledge that as part of my participation with VCCF’s scholarship program, I will be given access to information that is of a personal, confidential and/ or proprietary nature, for example: personal information related to students, such as names, email addresses, academic and employment information. I agree to hold all confidential information in trust and strict confidence and agree that it shall be used only for the purposes required to review and score scholarship applications, and shall not be used for any other purpose, or disclosed to any third party.

To learn more about joining the VCCF Scholarship Selection Committee, please email Scholarship Director Kirsti Thompson at

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