Ventura County Medical Education Fund
This Fund was developed to create a pipeline of new medical professionals to serve in FQHC or public hospital in Ventura County.
College Major/Certification: Certification, Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate in the following healthcare fields: Biology, chemistry, health science, physical therapy (all levels), occupational therapy, speech therapy, kinesiology, medical coding, cancer registrar, health management, pharmacy (all levels), phlebotomy, bio-chemistry, substance abuse certificate, social work, psychology, clinical lab scientist, Marriage and Family Therapy, Public Health or Nursing, Certified Nurse Assistant, EMT, paramedics, dentistry, operation room technician, scrub technician, sterile processing technician, respiratory therapy, imaging/radiology (all levels), front/back office medical assistant, Physician Assistant, registered dietician, medical lab technician, optometry/opticians (all levels).
Student Profile: Students who are graduating or have graduated from a Ventura County High school and are currently enrolled in a program to pursue a Certification, Associates, Bachelors or Masters degree. Student must be committed to providing hands on health care delivery in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or public hospital in Ventura County. Student must have a minimum of 2.0 GPA (passing classes with a C or better).
Special Requirements: This award is a “grant service obligation.” Students must intend to provide direct service for at least 3 years in one of the county safety net systems (hospitals, clinics).
Average Award: $2,000 certificate; $4,000 Associates; $6,000 Bachelors; $8,000 Graduate level