John and Agnes McFarlane Scholarship Fund

Awarded to Ventura County residents who previously graduated from or will graduate this year from any Ventura County high school who are enrolled or enrolling in an accredited community college or 4-year college or university in the state of California to pursue an undergraduate degree OR Ventura County residents who have graduated from or will graduate this year from any Ventura County high school and who are enrolled or enrolling in a career and technical training institute in the state of California pursuing career training and certification. Applicants must show demonstrated interest and involvement in the welfare of the community through their school and community activities. Prior recipients may re-apply for consideration in successive years. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, have a minimum 3.25 GPA and be pursuing degree or certification preparatory to an occupation related to a life of public service (includes majors such as administration of justice, civics, early childhood education, elementary or secondary education, global studies, government, healthcare, international cooperation, journalism, nursing, physician assistant, political science, public administration, public health, public policy, social work). Preference will be given to applicants who show promise for a career in public service as evidenced by participation in school or community activities and information provided in student’s essay.

Award
Varies: $2,500 for community college enrollees; $5,000 for 4-year college enrollees
Deadline
01/26/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. In 500 -700 words, tell us how your education will help you pursue a life of public service. Explain how your life and values exemplify a sincere concern for the welfare of mankind.