All Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the VCCF Scholarship Program. To successfully complete the application process, please review all the information below.

1. TRANSCRIPT REQUIREMENT: Your most recent transcript must be uploaded and your unweighted GPA must be visible on the uploaded transcript.

A. Request your most recent transcript from your academic advisor/school counselor.
B. Please upload a copy of the transcript as a PDF file. No other formats accepted.
Student profiles, screenshots of student profiles, or any other portals are not accepted. If you are a freshman in college, please also submit your high school transcripts for a more complete academic history.

2. RECOMMENDATIONS REQUIREMENT: Two recommendations are required. Reach out to two individuals who are willing to fill out a recommendation questionnaire link on your behalf. One of the individuals must be a teacher or school counselor. The second recommender can be a coach, pastor, employer, or someone who is not a family member. Recommendations from peers are not accepted. Enter the recommenders e-mail address and they will receive a link to the questionnaire to complete. Please give your recommenders as much advance notice as possible when requesting a reference – it is never too early to ask for a recommendation!

3. FINANCIAL DOCUMENTATION/PROOF OF INCOME REQUIREMENT: When filling out the application, you will need to enter you or your family’s most recent financial information. If you are a dependent, you will need your parents’/spouse’s total income from the most recent filing tax year. If you are an independent, you will need your total income for the most recent filing tax year. Many of our scholarships require applicants to demonstrate financial need. Click HERE to access 2022/23 financial need guidelines. You will need access to this document as you fill out the scholarship application.

4. REVIEW SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES: Please review the 2023 guidelines and apply only for the opportunities you qualify. Even if you are a prior recipient, it is still important to review eligibility guidelines as criteria may have changed. Scholarship guidelines can be found HERE. For a scholarship index by major and populations served, click HERE.

5. TWO PART APPLICATION PROCESS: After you have filled out the general application and pressed “finish and submit,” click on “other opportunities” to ensure you meet the requirements and submit additional required documentation for the individual opportunities you are applying to.

6. NEED HELP? If you need assistance, we offer Zoom workshops throughout the application period. Please click HERE and scroll to bottom of the page for the schedule and registration links. You can also email scholarships@vccf.org, or call (805)330-6615 with your questions.

Important Dates:
November 15, 2022: Applications open online
December 9, 2022: Soft deadline for VCCF Scholarship Applications: If you submit your application by this date, the VCCF Scholarship Team will review your application and let you know if anything is missing.
January 20, 2023: FINAL DEADLINE FOR VCCF SCHOLARSHIP SUBMISSION (5:00pm)
May 8 – 12, 2023: Letter of award/denial and information on scholarship orientation and award ceremony sent to applicants, schools, and donors.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1000 25TH Anniversary Scholarship Fund
Awarded to Ventura County residents who are pursuing graduate-level...
Deadline01/20/2023
$10,000 Adelante! 2 Scholarship Fund
Awarded to Latino/Latina graduates of any high school in Ventura County...
Deadline01/20/2023
$2500 Adelante! Scholarship Fund
Awarded to graduating Latina/Latino high school seniors from Ventura...
Deadline01/20/2023
$700 Berenice Barnard Music Education Scholarship Fund
College Major: Music Awarded to students who live in the city of Ojai...
Deadline01/20/2023
$1450 Berenice Barnard Music Specialist Scholarship Fund
College Major: Music Awarded to students who live in the city of Ojai...
Deadline01/20/2023
$1000 Bethany Anne Cody Scholarship Fund
Awarded to graduating high seniors from Ventura High School (located in...
Deadline01/20/2023
$1000 Bob and Evie Florence Memorial Scholarship Fund
College Major: Music Awarded to graduating high school senior from...
Deadline01/20/2023
$1000 Bob Benedetto Memorial Scholarship Fund for Social Workers
College Major: Social Work Awarded to college undergraduate from...
Deadline01/20/2023
$2500 Bonnie Burra Memorial Teachers Scholarship Fund
College Major/Area of Study: Teaching with a preference given to those...
Deadline01/20/2023
$1000 Brad Donley Memorial Scholarship Fund
College Major: Mathematics or Physical Science Awarded to graduating...
Deadline01/20/2023
$500 Brandon T. Michel Scholarship Fund
Trade Education: Electrical Line Worker Awarded to Southern California...
Deadline01/20/2023
$500 Brian Patrick Gialketsis Memorial Scholarship Fund
Awarded to Ventura County graduating high school seniors who will...
Deadline01/20/2023
$2400 Calavo Scholarship Fund
Awarded to graduating high school seniors, high school graduates, or...
Deadline01/20/2023
$1500 Charles J. and Kay Schuler Scholarship Fund
College Major/Area of Study: Nursing, Medical or Educational...
Deadline01/20/2023
$1000 Charles K. and Ola I. Gose Scholarship Fund
College Major/Area of Study: Government, Civics, Political Science,...
Deadline01/20/2023
$1500 Cheryl Shearer Scholarship Fund
College Major: Pursuing a degree to become a teacher in English, Math...
Deadline01/20/2023
$2000 College Can Help Scholarship Fund
Awarded to Ventura County residents who are graduating high school...
Deadline01/20/2023
$1000 David Dodge Memorial Scholarship Fund
Major/Area of Study: International Relations, Global Studies, and/or...
Deadline01/20/2023
$700 David G. Casavan Memorial Scholarship Fund
College Major: Engineering, Physical Science or Mathematics Awarded to...
Deadline01/20/2023
$1000 Delta Kappa Gamma Recruitment Grant Scholarship Fund
College Major: Education, Liberal Studies or subject leading to a...
Deadline01/20/2023
$2500 Destino Scholarship Fund
Awarded to Latino/Latina Ventura County graduating high school seniors,...
Deadline01/20/2023
$750 Dr. Peter David Rogalsky and Virginia Rogalsky Scholarship Fund
College Major/Area of Study: Awarded to Applicants who are planning a...
Deadline01/20/2023
$5000 Dr. Ralph B. Busch, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
College Major: Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Awarded to college seniors or...
Deadline01/20/2023
$2500 Dr. Richard A. Grossman College Scholarship- VCSF
Awarded to children of current full-time employees in good standing of...
Deadline01/20/2023
$1000 Edna Wirt Woods and Ruth Nagel Scholarship Fund
College Major/Area of Study: Health-Related field of service, including...
Deadline01/20/2023
$1000 Eleanor Tillquist Scholarship Fund
College Major: Medical Field Awarded to residents of the city of...
Deadline01/20/2023
$7000 Finch Family Scholarship Fund
Awarded to a minor child (age 24 or under) of an employee or contractor...
Deadline01/20/2023
$600 Finck Family Charitable Fund Scholarship
College Major/Area of Study: Education, Health, or the Arts Awarded to...
Deadline01/20/2023
$1200 Frances and Richard Bohn Music Scholarship
College Major: Music (Performance, Composition, Education to be a music...
Deadline01/20/2023
$750 Frank Kamino Memorial Scholarship Fund
College Major: Mathematics or Physical or Natural Science Awarded to...
Deadline01/20/2023
$1000 Gary W. Chism Memorial Scholarship Fund
College Major: Business or Medical Research (note: In this case,...
Deadline01/20/2023
$1000 George Tillquist Engineering Scholarship Fund
College Major: Engineering Awarded to Ventura County high school...
Deadline01/20/2023
$2000 Gould Family Scholarship Fund
Awarded to graduates from any high school in Ventura County. There will...
Deadline01/20/2023
$1500 Harvest Academy Scholarship
Awarded to high school graduates from any high school in Ventura County...
Deadline01/20/2023
$1500 Helen Mathilda Yunker Music Scholarship Fund
College Major/Area of Study: Music-Related Studies (Musical Theatre,...
Deadline01/20/2023
$525 Irene E. Hofer STEM Scholarship
College Major: STEM related field Awarded to students who will be...
Deadline01/20/2023
$2000 Iris and Roger (Spike) Wilkins Scholarship Fund
College Major: Nursing – Pursuing career as a Registered Nurse...
Deadline01/20/2023
$5000 J. Roger Myers Scholarship Fund
College Major: Juris Doctorate (law school) Awarded to residents of...
Deadline01/20/2023
Varies: $7500 for 4-year colleges; $4000 for 2-year colleges James C. Basile Scholarship Fund
Awarded to graduating high school seniors or graduates of public or...
Deadline01/20/2023
$5000 James F. Chamberlain Scholarship
College Major: STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, or...
Deadline01/20/2023
$2500 Jamie Clancy Memorial Scholarship
College Major: English, Literature, Education, or a Teaching...
Deadline01/20/2023
$5000 Jan Heyne Memorial Scholarship Fund
College Major: Any, but preference during the selection process will be...
Deadline01/20/2023
$2000 Jean Weber Memorial Scholarship Fund
Awarded to graduating senior from any high school in Ventura County who...
Deadline01/20/2023
$500 Jerry E. Lorenz Scholarship
Awarded to high school seniors who are residents of Ventura County or...
Deadline01/20/2023
Varies: $2500 for community college enrollees; $5000 for 4-year college enrollees John and Agnes McFarlane Scholarship Fund
College Major/Area of Study: Pursuing degree or certification...
Deadline01/20/2023
$1500 Joyce M. Kennedy Ph.D. Scholarship Fund
Awarded to graduating high school seniors, high school graduates, or...
Deadline01/20/2023
$2000 Katherine M. Wakelee Scholarship Fund
College Major: Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biology,...
Deadline01/20/2023
$500 Kathleen Goddard Scholarship Fund
College Major/Area of Study: Education (focus on teaching in the...
Deadline01/20/2023
$1500 Keeper of the Dream Scholarship
Awarded to Ventura County residents who will be enrolled as sophomores,...
Deadline01/20/2023
$1000 Ken Packard Memorial Scholarship Fund
Awarded to female student-athletes who are graduating from a Ventura...
Deadline01/20/2023