The Ventura County Community Foundation awards $7 million in scholarships to Ventura County students only! Many different scholarship funds, created by individuals, corporations, and organizations, are available to help local students with higher education or career training costs. Take advantage of this relatively small pool of applicants and apply for a scholarship!


College Board plays an important role in the college application process and also provides valuable research on scholarships. college-board-180x120 is a good starting point when looking for scholarships awarded in categories by age, gender, academic interests, and home state. Find specific scholarships and then go directly to their websites. scholarships-dot-com-180x120 is an easy-to-use resource that features scholarships, competitions and promotions—and handy scholarship deadline reminders. fast-web-dot-com-180x120
Making education beyond high school affordable for all Californians is the mission of the California Student Aid Commission. The CSAC website lists scholarship and other government resources. studentaidcommission-180x120
Cal Grant: If you’re a graduating high school senior or recent graduate, meet academic, financial and eligibility requirements, and submit two forms by the Cal Grant deadline (usually March 2), you may receive a Cal Grant! cal-grants-180x120
Check out Find Tuition, another good scholarship research site. find-tuition-dot-com-180x120
National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) conducts the National Merit® Scholarship Program and the National Achievement® Scholarship Program—competitions for recognition and college undergraduate scholarships. national-merit-300x300
What else can you do to find scholarships? Be sure to check with the university or college to which you are applying. Also, ask local organizations (usually specializing in your career interest/potential major) for scholarship opportunities.

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