Cheryl Shearer Scholarship Fund
College Major: Pursuing a degree to become a teacher in English, Math or Science, or pursuing a teaching credential or Master’s degree to become an English, Math or Science teacher.
Awarded to a graduate of a Ventura County high school or GED recipient, who is enrolling in an accredited and public community college or four-year college or university (no private education institutions). Scholarship may be awarded to an applicant pursuing a teaching credential or master’s degree with the ultimate goal of becoming an English, Math, or Science teacher. Preference in the selection process will be for individuals who recently (within in the past two years) returned to higher education after a gap of at least two years. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Prior recipients may re-apply for consideration in successive years.
Special Requirements: Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.
Required essay topic: In 500 – 750 words, discuss your decision to return to school, what you hope to achieve with your degree or certificate, and tell us why your education is important to your future success.