Ventura County Community Foundation Awards Scholarships to Santa Paula Students

September 08, 2004
Santa Paula News

Santa Paula students Yadira Hernandez and Edward Robles have each been awarded $500 scholarships by the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF).

Santa Paula students Yadira Hernandez and Edward Robles have each been awarded $500 scholarships by the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF). The two local students are among seventy-seven recent high school graduates from 41 local high schools in Ventura County to be awarded these scholarships as part of the Star Scholarship Program organized by the Ventura County Star.The $38,500 awarded by VCCFs Scholarship Fund for Ventura County was raised in partnership with more than 180 donors, including HAAS Automation, which contributed a challenge grant. The Scholarship Fund for Ventura County represents an investment in our future leadership, said Mary Leavens Schwabauer, chair-elect of VCCFs board of directors and chair of the scholarship advisory committee.In June, VCCF awarded 189 scholarships totaling $199,340 to 162 local students through its annual Community Scholarship Program. The additional 77 scholarships awarded through the Scholarship Fund for Ventura County bring to $315,000 the amount that VCCF has invested in the youth of Ventura County in 2004 to help them pursue their educational dreams. The Scholarship Fund for Ventura County is an endowed fund that provides scholarships to students from Ventura County who are pursuing a college education and was used this year to provide support for the Stars program to ensure that every high school in Ventura County has at least one scholarship. VCCF is also pleased to acknowledge the success in meeting a challenge grant for the funds endowment, which now stands at $50,000. This will permit future funding in perpetuity.
The Ventura County Community Foundation is a family of charitable funds created in 1987 by citizens who cared deeply about strengthening the community, preserving and expanding its cultural resources, and helping those in need. The foundation works to enrich and enhance the quality of life in Ventura County and to provide leadership to residents and nonprofit organizations in building an enduring source of funds and strengthening community participation to meet the changing needs and challenges of the community. For more information, visit www.vccf.org.



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