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Ventura College Foundation Announces Recipients of 20th Annual Phoenix Scholarship Awards

Ventura College Foundation Announces Recipients of 20th Annual Phoenix Scholarship Awards

Ventura, Calif.—Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Ventura College Foundation’s Phoenix Scholarship program awarded scholarships to 29 students at a ceremony held Thursday, April 18 at the college’s Wright Event Center. Scholarships were given to re-entry students based on their applications, essays, and recommendations from counselors, faculty and employers. Over $68,000 was handed out to students […]

Ventura College Foundation Announces Recipients of First Allied Health Scholarships

Ventura College Foundation Announces Recipients of First Allied Health Scholarships

Ventura, Calif.—Ventura College students interested in careers in the medical and health fields received the first annual Allied Health Scholarship awards from the Ventura College Foundation at an April 13 ceremony at the college. A total of $93,300 in scholarships were awarded to 42 students who are currently taking or plan on taking courses in […]

Ventura College Foundation Seeks Sponsors for Student Scholarship Events

Ventura College Foundation Seeks Sponsors for Student Scholarship Events

Ventura, Calif.—The Ventura College Foundation is seeking sponsors for several Ventura College student scholarship award events scheduled for April and May. The inaugural Allied Health Scholarship Awards ceremony will be held Saturday, April 13 at Ventura College’s Wright Event Center. This new scholarship event will honor Ventura College students interested in paramedic, nursing and other medical fields. […]

Ventura College Foundation Hosts Campus Tours

Ventura College Foundation Hosts Campus Tours

Ventura, Calif.—The Ventura College Foundation (VC Foundation) is hosting tours of the Ventura College campus on the last Monday of the month through April. The “A Pirate’s Life for Me” one-hour walking tour is for community members, service club representatives, community partners, business owners, alumni and donors who are interested in learning about current foundation […]

Kristin Ockert Joins Ventura College Foundation Board of Directors

Kristin Ockert Joins Ventura College Foundation Board of Directors

Ventura, Calif.–Kristin Ockert has joined the board of directors of the Ventura College Foundation. Ockert worked with community colleges for 21 years, mostly in state level policy and program development. She currently is on the foundation’s Strategic Planning Committee, which is developing a new multi-year plan that is incorporating input from community stakeholders and reflecting […]

Ventura College Foundation Receives $2 Million Donation From Helen Yunker Estate  

Ventura College Foundation Receives $2 Million Donation From Helen Yunker Estate   

Ventura, Calif.—The Ventura College Foundation has received a $2 million donation from the Helen Yunker estate. Honoring Yunker’s request, the donation will establish endowments for the Ventura College Music Department and the Opera and Musical Theatre program. The gift will be split evenly between the two. “Helen has been a fixture in Ventura since moving […]

Keith Barnard Joins Ventura College Foundation Board of Directors

Keith Barnard Joins Ventura College Foundation Board of Directors

Ventura, Calif.—Keith Barnard, vice-president of sourcing at Mission Produce, has joined the board of directors of the Ventura College Foundation. “The VC Foundation Board of Directors is excited to welcome Keith to the board,” says Rob van Nieuwburg, foundation board chair. “Keith brings an agriculture industry voice to the table. We are looking forward to […]

Ventura College Foundation Introduces A New, 2nd-Year Tuition-Free VC Promise Program

Ventura College Foundation Introduces A New, 2nd-Year Tuition-Free VC Promise Program

Ventura, Calif.—At its September 26 meeting, Ventura College Foundation board of directors approved funding for a second-year Ventura College (VC) Promise program where Ventura College students can have tuition costs of their second year of academic studies paid for by the foundation. A first-year VC Promise is already in place. “Our first-year VC Promise began […]

Ventura College Phoenix Scholarship Program Enters its 19th Year

Ventura College Phoenix Scholarship Program Enters its 19th Year

Ventura, Calif.— The Ventura College Foundation is helping 28 mature adults attain their dreams of higher education by providing the financial assistance needed to return to college. This month, the Foundation will award a total of $48,400 in Phoenix Scholarships to re-entry students—individuals who must learn new skills and return to school to do so; […]

Ventura College Foundation Launches Veterans Promise Program

Ventura College Foundation Launches Veterans Promise Program

In an effort to improve the college-going rate among veterans and active duty military in Ventura County, the Ventura College Foundation is helping Ventura College students who are U.S. veteran and U.S. active duty military offset the cost of tuition through the William and Helen Scarpino Veterans Promise Program, a four-year pilot program funded by […]

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