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Published by Ventura College Foundation, 2022-05-04 17:27:10

2022 Ventura College Scholarship Program

VC Foundation Spring 2022 Donor and Recipient Commemorative Program

2022 SCHOLARSHIP
AWARDS

MAY 13, 2022 • 5:30 PM

VENTURA COLLEGE ATHLETIC EVENT CENTER

SPECIAL WELCOME MESSAGE

Welcome to the Ventura College Foundation’s 33rd Scholarship Awards Ceremony!

It gives us great pleasure to share that the Foundation awarded 446 scholarships to Ventura College
students amounting to $756,908 in support in 2021-2022.

We are proud to walk alongside these students as they overcome tremendous barriers to their
education including food insecurity, housing insecurity, financial need, working multiple jobs, a
virtual learning environment, and a whole host of pandemic challenges.

The Foundation's goal each year is to provide impactful support to students so it might be possible
to eliminate one ten-hour a week part-time job, spend more time focused on their studies and
successfully accomplish their academic pursuits.

None of this would be possible without our remarkable donors! Your generosity and support allow
Ventura College students to break through their barriers to achieve their academic dreams.

Philanthropic investment in community colleges may be the greatest tool we have for increasing
social and economic mobility and ensuring that everyone in our community has access to the life-
changing experiences and opportunities provided by higher education.

It is such a privilege to partner with our visionary and big-hearted donors who believe in the power
of education. Thank you for joining us in recognizing this talented group of Ventura College students
who will achieve their dreams!

With gratitude,

ELLYN DEMBOWSKI ANNE PAUL KING

Board Chair Executive Director
Ventura College Foundation Ventura College Foundation

[email protected] | 805.289.6160

TABLE OF CONTENTS

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS............................................................................................................... Pg. 4
ABOUT THE VENTURA COLLEGE FOUNDATION................................................................................... Pg. 5
BOARD EMERITI RECOGNITION ............................................................................................................ Pgs. 6-7
IN MEMORIUM ...........................................................................................................................................Pgs. 9-13
LEGACY GIVING................................................................................................................................................Pg. 14
2022 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ..................................................................................................... Pgs. 15-35
2022 SCHOLARSHIP INDEX................................................................................................................. Pgs. 37-55
VCF REVIEW COMMITTEE............................................................................................................................Pg. 56
THANK YOU TO VC CAMPUS......................................................................................................................Pg. 57

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TONIGHT’S PROGRAM

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

Anne Paul King, Executive Director
Ventura College Foundation

Abra Flores, Secretary
Ventura College Foundation Board of Directors

SCHOLARSHIP MEMORIAM

Larry Baratte • Donald R. Belless • Doris K. Collin
Donald Gloisten • Robert Ingrum • Elaine James
Aurora Loss • Walter W. Walker • Stan Weisel
The Honorable Colleen T. White

SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATION

Anne Paul King, Executive Director
Ventura College Foundation

Gerry Pantoja, Director of Major & Planned Giving
Ventura College Foundation

Russell Richardson, VCF Scholarship Reader
College Area Community Council Executive Committee Member

VCF BOARD EMERITI AWARDEES

Ruth Hemming, Ed.D.
Donna Santo, Esq.

STUDENT SPEAKERS

Arturo Balderrama
Meredith McCalmont

CLOSING REMARKS

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

CAPTAIN SPONSORS

PIRATE SPONSOR
NAVIGATOR SPONSORS
BUCCANEER SPONSORS

GOLD CHEST SPONSOR

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ABOUT THE VENTURA COLLEGE FOUNDATION

OUR MISSION: FACILITATING STUDENT SUCCESS

Established in 1983, the Foundation is one of the most successful community college foundations in
California, having raised more than $46.7 million dollars for Ventura College and its students.

The Ventura College Foundation transforms students’ lives through education by providing innovative
and vital resources and financial support. The Foundation collaborates with Ventura College to enhance
human potential, civic engagement, careers, and academic success of students enabling their effective
impact and legacy on the college, local workforce, and our community.

VCF PROGRAMS

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS
PHOENIX & VETERAN SCHOLARSHIPS
DAVID P. BIANCO TEXTBOOK LENDING & RESERVE LIBRARY
JERRY ARELLANO VETERAN RESOURCE CENTER LIBRARY
COMMUNITY CAMPUS TOURS
FOSTER YOUTH SUPPORT
WEEKEND MARKETPLACE
VENTURA COLLEGE CAMPUS PROGRAMS & CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP SUPPORT

VCF BOARD OF DIRECTORS CATHY BOJORQUEZ
J. BOOMER BUTLER, CPA
ELLYN DEMBOWSKI AMY CHEROT
Board Chair KEN COLLIN
NICOLE KREUTZ KIM HOFFMANS, ED.D, R.N.
Vice-Chair ANNE PAUL KING
MICHAEL ORMAN MATT LAVERE, ESQ.
Treasurer TONY MAGAÑA
ABRA FLORES KRISTIN OCKERT
Secretary ED SUMMERS
ROB VAN NIEUWBURG ELEANOR TILLQUIST
Immediate Past Board Chair HARALD WULFF
KEITH BARNARD
ROBERT BEILIN, PH.D.

VCF BOARD EMERITI LUCIA TEBBE, ESQ. 
GEORGE TILLQUIST 
DAVID P. BIANCO, ED.M  HON. COLLEEN TOY WHITE 
RUTH HEMMING, ED.D JOHN WOOLLEY, ED.D
DAVID PUGH  HELEN YUNKER 
DONNA SANTO, ESQ.
RICHARD TAYLOR, ESQ.

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BOARD EMERITI RECOGNITION

Please join the Ventura College Foundation’s Board of
Directors in honoring the service and commitment of
our newest Board Emeriti Members.

On June 30, 2021, the Ventura College Foundation Board of Directors conferred Board
Emeriti status on Dr. Ruth Hemming and Donna Santo, Esquire, for their years of exemplary
leadership and service to thousands of students and alumni of the Ventura County
Community Colleges.

Ruth Hemming, Ed.D

Dr. Hemming served on the Ventura College Foundation board for
seventeen years and gave decades of exemplary service to the Ventura
County Community College District as an English and Journalism
instructor, dean, Vice President at Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura
Colleges, and Interim President at Oxnard College. In her retirement, she
joined the Ventura College Foundation board, led its Scholarship and
Grants Committee, and was a board officer for well over a decade.
Notable successes of the foundation under her leadership and tenure
include awarding scholarships to over 4,000 VC students, launching the
VC Textbook Lending program, and creating the VC Promise program. Our
Promise program was the first of its kind in the state and showed that
Promise students were 70% more likely to graduate than students of the
same age who were not in the program. This success propelled the State
of California to create and fund the California Promise Program, which
now serves tens of thousands of community college students across the
state. Her committee's other notable programs include Faculty Education Enhancement grants, Thomas
Fire Emergency Grants, and Basic Needs support.
Her passion for students is deep, constant, and undeniable. Her ethic is that Ventura College students
deserve our effort and responsible consideration.
She is a calm, wise, no-nonsense, common-sense leader who expects that all of us care enough to serve
our students well, especially those students who have been marginalized.
Dr. Hemming leans in when others may not. She is a rock in the storm and a role model for many
education leaders across the county.
Leader, philanthropist, advocate, and friend, today, we honor Dr. Ruth Hemming, Board Emeriti.

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BOARD EMERITI RECOGNITION

Donna Santo, ESQ

Ms. Santo gave nineteen years of service to the Ventura College
Foundation board and held many titles, including Board Chair. During her
tenure on the Board, Donna also served on a variety of committees to
support the work of the Foundation; she was generous with both her time
and resources.
Furthermore, this family law attorney was a founding donor for our
Phoenix Scholarship Program, whereby a group of female attorneys, spear-
headed by local attorney and Board member Richard Taylor, set out to
support returning students who had taken a break from their education
due to a hardship or their need to support their family. The success of this
support is evidenced in that last year, as over 88% of returning student
scholarship applicants were awarded scholarships to help remove financial
barriers to their success.
Additionally, during her leadership, the Foundation built an Osher
Scholarship Endowment Fund to support students in need and take advantage of a matching funds
opportunity from the Bernard Osher Foundation. Today, this fund is worth $2.4M and supports 50-70
Ventura College students annually.
We honor Donna Santo, Esquire, Board Emeriti, a passionate and devoted leader and philanthropist.

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IN MEMORIAM

Larry Baratte (1959-2020)

Larry Baratte was the architect of Ventura College's dominant
men's and women's swimming programs of the early 21st
century and a 2017 inductee into the VC Athletics Hall of Fame.
Coach Baratte, or simply "Coach" to so many, came to Ventura
College in 1988 as an aquatic instructor and assistant to the
men's and women's swim teams and the men's water polo team.
In 1990 Baratte was named head coach of the women's swim
program at VC, and in 1992 was hired to a full-time faculty
position responsible for the entire intercollegiate aquatic
program, directing the men's and women's swimming and diving
teams and the men's water polo team.
On top of his duties as head men's and women's swimming and
diving coach, Baratte was a full-time professor and served as the
department head in the Kinesiology Department.
Coach Baratte retired from his full-time teaching job in the spring of 2016 and officially retired from
coaching in the fall of that same year.
Larry's proudest achievement has always been his family. Spending time with his wife, Beth and his
three sons were his highlights.
Larry’s family established an endowed Larry Baratte Memorial Student Aquatics Athlete Scholarship to be
awarded annually.

Donald R. Belless (1925– 2020)

The late Mr. Don R. Belless was introduced to the foundation by his neighbor, Ventura College
Foundation Emeritus Board Member Richard Taylor, Esq., and his wife Kristin.
According to Mr. Belless, "I chose the city because the post office in Ventura was the only
response I received when inquiring about postal jobs in California in 1959. Thanks to the city, I
was able to move from Iowa, raise my family in a beautiful environment, and gradually accrue
enough to be able to give back in my later years.”
Mr. Belles often gave anonymously and supported all the foundation’s signature initiatives, the
VC Promise, Textbook Lending Library, created a Phoenix Scholarship supporting VC nursing
students, and, ultimately, provided for the work of the Ventura College Foundation with a legacy
gift in his estate plans.

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IN MEMORIAM

Doris K. Collin (1934-2021)

Doris was born in Pennsylvania in 1934. Aside from raising two
beautiful children and managing a household, she volunteered with
multiple community and private organizations.
She enjoyed hosting dinners with friends, boating the open seas and
traveling far reaches of the world with her husband of 67 years. Doris
was a dynamic and lively woman who lit up the room with her
extraordinary smile and generous spirit.
She and her husband Ken, who serves on the VC Foundation Board,
have been big supporters of our students. Her legacy will live on in the
many students whose lives will be impacted by support of the
Foundation. They donated over $95,000 to the Foundation and
created the Collin Family Annual Scholarship.

Donald Gloisten (1928 – 2019)

Donald Gerard Gloisten Sr., beloved father, husband, brother,
grandfather, great grandfather, and friend passed away June 10, 2019,
of natural causes at home at the age of 91.
Don was born in NY and attended Seton Hall University and Saint
Francis College, Brooklyn, completing degrees in Bachelor of Arts,
Finance and eventually his JD. After serving in the Army, he hitch-
hiked (Don had an adventurous side) to Mexico City where he used the
GI bill to study for a few years. While in Mexico he climbed several
peaks including Popocatepetl.
He started his financial career as a runner on the floor of the NYSE.
After completing his law degree at night, he became House Counsel
and worked directly with Jack Dreyfus (a financial giant) of the Dreyfus
Fund, NY. Don won many awards for financial achievement including
the prestigious Stockbroker Hall of Fame in 1996. He also ran for
Ventura City Council and was heavily involved in community projects, politics, and philanthropy.
Don and his wife Mary enjoyed travelling the world. Upon her death, Don established the Mary J.
Gloisten Nursing Memorial Scholarship endowment to support VC Nursing students in perpetuity;
Don had a voracious passion for knowledge. He was a student of life and a teacher to many in his over
20 years of teaching at UCLA. He was an accomplished photographer, pianist, painter, fisherman,
philanthropist, father, storyteller, and financier. He was beloved by all and special in so many ways. He
touched many people's lives.

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IN MEMORIAM

Robert Ingrum (1920-2020)

Bob married his wife Dottie in 1951, and the family grew to include
David, Judy, and Nancy. In later years, he and Dottie traveled
extensively. As time passed, Bob enjoyed spending time with his
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bob was an active member of
Coastline Church for over sixty years.

Bob accomplished two, thirty-plus year careers. He was an Assessor for
the County of Ventura, and then most recently, he worked for Hammer
Hewson as a commercial property manager, retiring at the age of ninety
-five.

He was a kind, giving, and gracious man who gave generously with both
time and resources, from various mission projects to adult literacy. He
was also involved with the Kiwanis Club of Ventura for many years.

Bob left an endowment with the Ventura College Foundation for the
Nancy Steward Memorial Scholarship.

Elaine James (1946-2019)

Elaine was raised in Mobile, Alabama, but in the latter season of her life,
Elaine relocated to Oxnard where she would reside until her return to
glory, on August 22, 2019.
Elaine’s most prolific work and passion was in ministry and spanned
more than 40-plus years. She traveled all over the United States
ministering and preaching the gospel. After serving in the capacity of an
evangelist for many years, Ralph, and Elaine co-founded Overcomers
Community Outreach Ministries, where they co-pastored and led a
thriving congregation, as a family. Those of us who are left to cherish
her memory, miss her infectious sense of humor, bold convictions, wise
advice, uncompromising love, and no-nonsense delivery of the Word of
God.
Elaine is survived by her husband, Ralph James. Elaine and Ralph have a
history of generosity with the Ventura College Foundation. They
established scholarships in honor of their mothers, the Marie McNeil Memorial Scholarship (Elaine) and
the Maude A. Broughton Memorial Scholarship endowment (Ralph). Ralph served on the Ventura
College Foundation Board of Directors and retired from his career at Ventura College as a beloved
educational counselor.

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IN MEMORIAM

Aurora Loss (1918-2020)

Aurora Loss grew up on a farm in a mining town in Montana. She was a
woman ahead of her time. She was an independent, savvy, career-
driven woman.

After years of waitressing, Aurora attended Billings Business College
which launched her into a successful career in the engineering industry
and as a government administrator that took her many places including
the Pentagon in Washington D.C. during WWII.

While in Washington, D.C., Aurora became ill and needed to be
hospitalized. It was an era where women had difficulty advocating for
themselves. When the doctors brushed away her symptoms, she was
shown support and kindness by a nurse. She believed the nurse’s efforts
on her behalf helped save her life.

Aurora eventually relocated to California to be closer to family. Aurora found an opportunity to return the
long-ago kindness she had received by supporting Ventura College nursing students with scholarships and
program support. In doing so, Aurora helped the future by honoring the past.

The benefit of her generosity extends to the community as her giving ensures there is a workforce of
qualified nurses. Aurora’s legacy lives on through her generous bequest of nearly $200,000 to both
establish an endowed scholarship fund for nursing students and to enable the VC Nursing Department to
purchase medical training equipment. Her generosity of spirit will ensure that generations ahead will
receive quality care and caring from Ventura College’s nursing program graduates.

Walter W. Walker (1931-2020)

Walt W. Walker, 'Larry', or 'Triple Dub' as he was known to many, was
born in Anaheim. During World War II Walt enlisted in the Navy,
serving his duty in the Pacific Theater, aboard an Aircraft Carrier as a
mechanic. Upon returning to civilian life, Walt went to Trade School and
learned to be a Tool & Die Maker. Walt's greatest achievement, if you
were to ask him, was meeting the love of his life, Jaqueline Delores
Harsh. They enjoyed nearly 60 years of marriage and raised two
children.

Walt would soon begin a career that was his most beloved, as a
Firefighter. Walt joined the Los Angeles County Fire Dept. in 1951 and
worked his way to the rank of Captain, retiring in 1977.

After Walt's retirement in 1977 and now empty nesters, he and Jackie
took off on an epic odyssey traveling around the world. Some of Walt's
loves, besides family included, travel, golf, fine wine, and volunteering.

Walter established the Jacqueline D. Walker Memorial Scholarship endowment in memory of his late wife.

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IN MEMORIAM

Stan Weisel (1927-2020)

Stan Weisel was a scholar, humanitarian, philanthropist, and self-made
man. Stan was born in Rochester, New York, and he moved to Los
Angeles in 1928. He graduated from Fairfax High School in 1945 and
was drafted into the army a few months later. When the war ended, he
attended UCLA and put his sight on teaching.

Stan taught Jr. High School math and sciences, and when the
opportunity arose, he taught math at East L.A. College. He moved to
Ventura County in 1982 when he retired from teaching and called the
City of Ventura home for 35 years. He was a walker and a talker, golf
and tennis player, duplicate bridge teacher, and lover of music and
dance. Most of all, his inquiring and curious mind propelled his
exploration for knowledge and wisdom.

His motto was to “pay it forward” and he did so by helping those in
need. In 2011, he created the Stan Weisel Phoenix Endowment Fund which will continue to support about
six student advocates for gender equity annually who have returned to school after their lives were
interrupted by “life.” The Stan Weisel Tutoring Center at Ventura College is dedicated to him.

Stan continues to live through his love and generosity that forever linger in our hearts and minds. We are
each better for having known him, and we miss his quick wit and joyful good humor.

The Honorable Colleen T. White (1944 – 2021)

Born in the small town of Wetumka, OK, Colleen Toy White achieved
more in her lifetime than anyone has a right to expect.

As a young mother, she and her first husband, Dale, lived in Florida
while stationed at Eglin Air Force Base. Their children included Misty,
Christopher Dale (deceased) and Kevin.

After moving to Ventura, Toy attended Ventura College, earning an
associate degree. She later attended Ventura College of Law where she
graduated and was admitted to the California Bar in December 1977.

During her career, Colleen served as a Deputy District Attorney, Chief
Deputy District Attorney, and was ultimately elected to the Superior
Court. She was assigned to Family Law and began a 23-year career on
the bench punctuated by many awards—both local and statewide. In
2007-2008 she was elected by her peers to be Presiding Judge.

Toy will always be remembered for her compassion and fairness on the
bench and her sense of civic duty. She served on the board of the Ventura College Foundation for 10 years
and was the architect of the Phoenix Scholarship program. She also established the Hon. Colleen Toy
White Memorial Scholarship endowment.

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LEGACY GIVING

IF YOU DREAM ABOUT MAKING A DIFFERENCE,
A PLANNED GIFT CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Innovative and tax-wise, a planned gift can provide financial security for you and your family,
establish a lasting personal legacy, and make a difference in the lives of future Ventura College
students.
Talk to your financial or legal advisor to learn which assets will or will not trigger taxable income
when paid to a beneficiary. Donors of planned gifts to the Ventura College Foundation are
members of the George McNeely Legacy Society (GMLS). GMLS membership is one way the
Ventura College Foundation is able to thank you during your lifetime for your planned gift.
If you name the Foundation in your plans, please list Ventura College Foundation,
Federal Tax ID: #77-037747.
Contact the Ventura College Foundation’s Director of Major and Planned Giving, Gerry Pantoja,
at 805-289-6158 or email [email protected] for further information.

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2022 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS (in alphabetical order)

Salwa Abakar
Dr. Joyce Mason Evans & David A. Evans Phoenix Scholarship
Stan Weisel Phoenix Scholarship

Audrey Abbe
Joe Hernandez Memorial Art Scholarship
Peña Family Autism Scholarship

Raymond Acuna
Carrasco Nungaray Family Scholarship
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship

Mea Ann Alanes
Dr. Joyce Mason Evans & David A. Evans Phoenix Scholarship
Taylor Family Scholarship

Yazmin Alvarez
Osher Foundation Scholarship

Ximena Alvear
Larry Meister Memorial Business Scholarship

Noah Amaro
Guadalupe Lopez Nursing Scholarship

Wendy Aparicio
League of Women Voters of Ventura County Scholarship
Professor Ismael "Mayo" De La Rocha Memorial Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Angelina Aradi
Drs. Rosalind Warner and Michael Hogan Foster Youth Scholarship
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship
Ruth Hemming Foster Youth Scholarship

Schuyler Arevalo
Alfred Howe Davis Memorial Scholarship
Arlene Goldberg Memorial Scholarship

Lizabet Arias
Carolyn Villines Memorial Scholarship
Prison Hospital Action Committee Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Pirate Pride Scholarship

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2022 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Mary Arreguine
Ventura College Foundation Phoenix Scholarship

Sebastian Ayala
Collin Family Scholarship

Emmanuel Baez
McNeely Family Scholarship
Southern California Edison Scholarship
Southern California Edison STEM Scholarship

Nicholas Bajada
Ventura Downtown Lions Club Fred W. Smith Scholarship

Arturo Balderrama
Cavola Family Scholarship
Linda McSherry-Roos Environmental Studies Scholarship

Salvador Baltazar
American Association of University Women Ventura County Branch Bevans/Klein
Scholarship

Brandon Barone
Tommy Anthony Paramedic Scholarship

Brittney Barraza
Fattarelli Family Trust Scholarship
Gordon Ross Medical Scholarship

Danica Barrett
Elaine G. Tennen Endowed Nursing Scholarship
Lupe and Robert Piros Nursing Scholarship
Osher Foundation Scholarship

Kaja Boas
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship
Susan M. Buchter Nursing Scholarship
Western Ventura County - Employer Advisory Council - Avelina Villalobos Scholarship

Alejandro Bojorquez
Gene Haas Scholarship

Cynthia Borrayo
SEIU Local 99 Classified Senate Scholarship

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2022 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Claire Bova
Damián De La Peña Memorial Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Mattia Braccini
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Phoenix Scholarship

Michael Bui
Frank Nolan Memorial Scholarship
Rohan Zen Scholarship

James Burgoyne
Carole and Bea Dusek Memorial Scholarship

Melanie Camacho
Gerald Jones Memorial Scholarship
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship

Roberto Carmona
Donna Santo Family Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

George Casarez
Eleanor Tillquist Phoenix Scholarship

Angel Castanon
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship

Floriana Castella
Paul and Bessie Carter Nursing Scholarship
San Buenaventura Women's Club Scholarship
The Orozco Family Scholarship (La Beca De La Familia Orozco)

Evis Castro
Ed and Sue Stile Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Jasmin Castro
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship
Tim Suel Memorial Scholarship

Carlos Chacon
Frank Nolan Memorial Scholarship
Ventura Downtown Lions Club - Fred W. Smith Osher Scholarship

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2022 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Zachary Cheney
Gene Haas Scholarship

Amanda Ciccone
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Elizabeth Clews
Mary Guthrie Teaching Scholarship

Anne Kathryn Coene
Paul and Bessie Carter Nursing Scholarship

Kristine Cornell
Barbara Meister Teaching Scholarship
Don and Sandy Greenberg Scholarship
Edith H. French Scholarship
Exuberant English Major Scholarship
Michael Kirkpatrick Seely Creative Writing Scholarship

Jocelin Cortez
McNeely Family Scholarship
Southern California Edison Scholarship
Southern California Edison STEM Scholarship

Irene Crespo
Bess Pinkstaff Scholarship

Jeffrey Cronin
Gene Haas Scholarship

Sierra Cuesta
Paramedic Scholarship Reader Merit Award

Bridget Davenport
Carl Stehle, Jr. Physical Science Scholarship
Southern California Edison Scholarship

Hailey Day
Employer Advisory Council Scholarship
Nellie Day Harris Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Austin Dillon
Gordon Ross Medical Scholarship

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2022 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Audrey Doolittle
Southern California Edison Scholarship
Southern California Edison STEM Scholarship

Angela Duran
Gerald R. Curtis Engineering Scholarship
VC Engineering Faculty for Equity in Engineering Scholarship

Kenya Edelhart
Carole Olsen-Bryan Memorial Scholarship
SEIU Local 99 Classified Senate Scholarship

Devinsky Elianor
Associated Students of Ventura College Osher Scholarship

Josh Ellison
Ventura College Foundation Diesel Mechanics and Automotive Scholarship

Angela Escalante
Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Nursing Scholarship
Rebecca Singer-Beilin Memorial Scholarship

Xochitl Escamilla
Guadalupe Lopez Nursing Endowed Scholarship
Sam & Mary Saputo Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Pirate Pride Scholarship

Carolina Escutia
Frank Nolan Memorial Scholarship
Gordon and Dorothy King Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Osher Foundation Scholarship

Roman Espino
Osher Foundation Scholarship

Natalie Espinoza
Harry J. and Lucille E. Earl Scholarship

Gabriel Fajardo
Gene Haas Scholarship

Vanessa Fernandez
Larry Meister Memorial Business Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

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2022 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Aleta Francis
Stan Weisel Phoenix Scholarship
Taylor Family Scholarship

Alin Garcia
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship
Mary A. Sandoval Memorial Scholarship
VC Dreamers Scholarship

Giovanni Garcia
Scholarship Reader Merit Award

Jennifer Garcia
Osher Foundation Scholarship

Luis Garcia
Edmund Andreas Arredondo Memorial Scholarship
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship
Sandra Hope Thomas Art Scholarship

Sandra Garcia
Ed and Sue Stile Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Yvette Garcia
Osher Foundation Scholarship
Katelynn Geissel
Stanley Prescott Business Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Alexia Geronimo-Anctil
Amy Cherot Foster Our Future Scholarship
Frank Nolan Memorial Scholarship

Destiny Gonzales
Talle Stanton Scholarship

Jovan Gonzalez
Quinn Company Diesel Student Scholarship

Laura Gonzalez
George E. Tillquist Engineering Scholarship
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship
Southern California Edison Scholarship

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2022 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Luz Neomi Gonzalez
David P. Bianco Family Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Monique Gonzalez
Ventura College Foundation Pirate Pride Scholarship

Sebastian Gonzalez
Gene Haas Scholarship

Breanna Goodner
Paul and Bessie Carter Nursing Scholarship

Chase Grandpre
Delta Theta Tau Sorority - Zeta Epsilon Chapter Memorial Business Scholarship
Employer Advisory Council Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Crista Guerrero Donovan
Barbara Ann Mrvichin Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Bess Pinkstaff Scholarship

Julianna Gutierrez
Osher Foundation Scholarship

Diego Hamernik
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship
Wendy Dunn Memorial Scholarship of Ventura College

Kamar Hanna
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship
Talle Stanton Scholarship

Shouk Hanna
George & Harriet Arita - Tai Boy Biology Scholarship
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship

Celeste Hansen
Comfort Keepers Home Care Certified Nursing Assistant Scholarship
Dr. Thomas B. O'Neill Nursing Scholarship
Micheline Sakharoff Nursing Scholarship

Whitney Harchanko
Osher Foundation Scholarship

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2022 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Alexa Hernandez
Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship

Jacob Hernandez
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Kiana Hernandez
Barbara R. Burton Memorial Scholarship
Carole Olsen-Bryan Memorial Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Viva Hernandez
Mary Guthrie Teaching Scholarship

Agustin Herrera
Gene Haas Scholarship

Christopher Hightland
Kada Family Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Veterans Scholarship

Denise Higuera
Eleanor Tillquist Phoenix Scholarship
Lucia Tebbe Memorial Phoenix Scholarship

Meagan Hill
Clean Power Alliance Voyager Scholarship
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship
Southern California Edison Scholarship

Jacqueline Hinojosa
Friends of Osher Pirate Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Nicole Hoare
Frank Nolan Memorial Scholarship

Robyn Holmberg
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Phoenix Scholarship

Nicholas Holt
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Phoenix Scholarship

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Arturo Hurtado
Frank Nolan Memorial Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Diesel Mechanics and Automotive Scholarship

Amy Ibarra
Blalock Family Endowed Scholarship
Hickerson Family Scholarship

Megan Ingamells
Gene Haas Scholarship

Julio Islas
Clean Power Alliance Voyager Scholarship
Southern California Edison Scholarship
Southern California Edison STEM Scholarship

Elizabeth Jimenez
Alexis Dember Scholarship
Arthur Sumliner Memorial Scholarship
Southern California Edison Scholarship

Vincent Jimenez
Terence P. O'Neill Memorial Scholarship

Rachel Johnston
Jessica Prescott Library Science Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Benjamin Landeros
Western States Petroleum Association Scholarship
Westside Scholarship

Summyr Leviotff
Bill and Elise Kearney Phoenix Scholarship
Hon. Colleen Toy White Memorial Annual Scholarship
Nicholas Joel Haverland Memorial Scholarship

Ryan Lewis
Cheuvront Family Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Pirate Pride Scholarship

Octavius Licon
Dave & Liz Kraus Phoenix Scholarship
Frank S. and Ardella J. Watts Memorial Scholarship
Kenneth D. Helms Memorial Choral Scholarship
Robert and Regina Lawson Music Composition Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Pirate Pride Scholarship

2022 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Crystal Lightsey
American Legion Post 339 (Ventura) Scholarship
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Veterans Scholarship

Kelly Lipscomb
Martin P. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship
Osher Foundation Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

James Lucio
Don L. Carlton Family Scholarship

Eva Luna
Contarino Family Scholarship
Guadalupe Lopez Nursing Scholarship

Jeffrey Luna
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Veterans Scholarship
Woolley Phoenix Veteran Scholarship

Jessica Macias
Dr. Thomas B. O'Neill Nursing Scholarship
Micheline Sakharoff Phoenix Scholarship

Laura Macias
Dr. Joyce Mason Evans & David A. Evans Phoenix Scholarship
Stan Weisel Phoenix Scholarship

Abel Magana
Advocates for Social Justice Scholarship
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship
Southern California Edison Scholarship

Monica Magana
Micheline & Albert Sakharoff Theatre Arts Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Nelson Magana Alvarez
Guadalupe Lopez Nursing Scholarship
Micheline and Albert Sakharoff Nursing Scholarship
VCSNA Peer Assistance Scholarship

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Esteven Manrique
Southern California Edison Scholarship
Southern California Edison STEM Scholarship

Joel Manzo
Osher Foundation Scholarship

Rojelio Manzo
Joe Hernandez Memorial Art Scholarship
Judith Leventhal Two-Dimensional Art Scholarship

Chelsey Marino
Osher Foundation Scholarship
Wendy McGee Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Alexis Marquez
Kada Family Scholarship

Thomas Martin
Ventura College Foundation Diesel Mechanics and Automotive Scholarship

Ayreana Martinez
Ventura College Foundation Diesel Mechanics and Automotive Scholarship
Ventura College Academic Senate Scholarship

Julianna Martinez
Frank Nolan Memorial Scholarship
John and Glenda Hammer Science Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Pirate Pride Scholarship

Estefania Martinez Andaverde
Creative Arts Foundation Trust Scholarship
VC Dreamers Scholarship

Brittnee Mason
Friends of Osher Phoenix Scholarship

Miguel Mata
Gene Haas Scholarship
Ojai Family Podiatry Clinic, Dr. James Todd Beaty, DPM Scholarship

Roula Matouk
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship

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Antonio Mazzola
Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship

Meredith McCalmont
Bob Gowder Family Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Devin Mccree
Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship
Southern California Edison Scholarship

Jonathan McHale
Southern California Edison Scholarship
The Millard G. Reed ('59) Engineering Scholarship

Joshua McHale
Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship
Linda McSherry-Roos Environmental Studies Scholarship

Josefina Medel
Lupton Child Development Textbook Scholarship

Ezequiel Mena
California Environmental Education Scholarship

Crystal Mendoza
James Doyle Memorial Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Maximiliano Mendoza
Linda Rose Memorial Scholarship
Micheline and Albert Sakharoff Nursing Scholarship

Isabel Mercado
Denise Baylor Automotive & Diesel Mechanics Scholarship
Ellyn & Jim Dembowski Scholarship

Danielle Meza
Frank Nolan Memorial Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Pirate Pride Scholarship

Rogelio Michel
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship
Talle Stanton Scholarship

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2022 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Olivia Miller
Don and Sandy Greenberg Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Danny Mogollon
Noah Charles Kriese Memorial Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Pirate Pride Scholarship

Julissa Montes
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Melanie Montiel
Tony & Ruth Garcia Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Horace Moo-Young
Employers Advisory Council Avelina Villalobos Annual Scholarship II
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Yajaira Mora
Osher Foundation Scholarship

Varvara Moradkhanians
Dr. Joyce Mason Evans & David A. Evans Phoenix Scholarship
Stan Weisel Phoenix Scholarship

Lucinda Moranda
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship
Theodora Art Scholarship

Nayleah Moreno
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Casandra Mullen
Barbara Meister Teaching Scholarship

Ingrid Munoz
Bernice Beilin Memorial Phoenix Scholarship
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Nader Nakhai
Betsy Slover Phoenix, RN, Memorial Scholarship
Wendy McGee Memorial Nursing Scholarship

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2022 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Jaqueline Naranjo
Lillian Dember Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Pirate Pride Scholarship

Gabriel Navarro
Frank Nolan Memorial Scholarship
Lupe and Robert Piros Nursing Scholarship
Nancy Steward Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Luis Navarro
Gary Daniel Newcomb Memorial Scholarship
John and Glenda Hammer Engineering Scholarship

Greis Nikolla
I-DA-KA Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Piper Nixon
Alfred Howe Davis Memorial Scholarship

Isaac Okopnik Chulsky
Paramedic Scholarship Reader Merit Award

Jennifer Orozco
Friends of Osher Pirate Pride Scholarship
Talle Stanton Scholarship

Savannah Orr
Southern California Edison Scholarship
Southern California Edison STEM Scholarship

Emma Ortiz
Frank Nolan Memorial Scholarship
Rotary Club of Oxnard Sunrise Scholarship

Luz Padilla Contreras
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Eric Palafox
Eleanor Tillquist Phoenix Scholarship
Frank Nolan Memorial Scholarship
Heizer Family Phoenix Scholarship

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Jordan Pantoja
Southern California Edison Scholarship
Southern California Edison STEM Scholarship
Viento Y Mar Environmental Scholarship

Ian Parkinson
Bill and Elise Kearney Paramedic Scholarship

Myles Parrino
Benjamin Tanner Memorial Scholarship

Keltie Pasko
Paul and Bessie Carter Nursing Scholarship

Angela Pelton
Larry Meister Memorial Business Scholarship

Sheena Peregrin
Guadalupe Lopez Nursing Scholarship
Seiji Yoshioka and Mary Phillips Yoshioka Scholarship

Esther Perez
Jacqueline and Walter Walker Memorial Scholarship
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship

Josue Perez
Frank Nolan Memorial Scholarship
Robert Balderrama Automotive Scholarship

Kyle Plank
Benjamin Tanner Memorial Scholarship

Jet Puga
Frank Nolan Memorial Scholarship
Goldman Metalworking Scholarship
Ojai Family Podiatry Clinic, Dr. James Todd Beaty, DPM Scholarship

Ceci Quirarte
Barbara Meister Phoenix Scholarship
Gordon and Dorothy King Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Prison Hospital Action Committee Scholarship

Alexis Quolas
Dr. Morris and Judith Leventhal Art Scholarship
Stan Weisel Phoenix Scholarship

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Ethan Ramirez
Frank Nolan Memorial Scholarship

Virginia Ramirez
Don L. Carlton Family Scholarship

Abraham Rangel
Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship
Southern California Edison Scholarship

Iliana Renteria
Mary Guthrie Teaching Scholarship

Larissa Reyes
Niamatullah SA and A-Ishah MA Memorial Scholarship
Pier Angela Fiumerodo Memorial Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Serena Rissetto
Frank Nolan Memorial Scholarship
Prison Hospital Action Committee Scholarship

Raisa Rivera
Linda Rose Memorial Scholarship
Osher Foundation Scholarship
Tony & Ruth Garcia Scholarship

Steven Rivera
Benjamin Tanner Memorial Scholarship

Alyssa Rodriguez
Hemming Family Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Blanca Rodriguez
Lubock and Galligan Family Annual Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Bryan Rodriguez
League of Women Voters of Ventura County Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Roxana Rodriguez
Prison Hospital Action Committee Scholarship
Ruth Hemming Phoenix Scholarship

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2022 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Kelley Rogers
Micheline & Albert Sakharoff Theatre Arts Scholarship
Paige-Bianco Textbook Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Desiree Rogge
Pamela Oster Memorial Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Telloria Roseman
George and Jean Woolley Memorial Scholarship
I-DA-KA Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Veterans Scholarship

Daisy Rubio
John and Glenda Hammer Education Scholarship

Steven Ruiz Martinez
Associated Students of Ventura College Osher Scholarship

Diego Salas
Dr. Joyce Mason Evans (VCCC Retired) Annual Scholarship
Hemming Family Scholarship

Andrea Salazar
Friends Of Osher Art Scholarship
Kenneth D. Helms Memorial Organ Scholarship
Micheline & Albert Sakharoff Music Scholarship

Fabian Saldana
Southern California Edison Scholarship
Southern California Edison STEM Scholarship

Alexander Sale
Ojai Family Podiatry Clinic, Dr. James Todd Beaty, DPM Scholarship
Quinn Company Diesel Student Scholarship

Matthew Sanchez
California Resources Corporation Veteran Students Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Veterans Scholarship

Michelle Sanchez
Brian Marshall Memorial Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

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Cynthia Sandoval
Betsy Slover Phoenix, RN, Memorial Scholarship
Mary J. Gloisten Nursing Scholarship
Taimi Chauveau Nursing Memorial Scholarship

Jordan Sandoval
Eric William Borchard Memorial Scholarship

Eduardo Santos
Southern California Edison Scholarship
Southern California Edison STEM Scholarship

Aariana Saunders
Frank Nolan Memorial Scholarship
Maude A. Broughton Memorial Scholarship

Jackson Sauthoff
Gene Haas Scholarship

John Shipley
Bill and Elise Kearney Paramedic Scholarship

Karanvir Singh
Jessica Prescott Nursing Scholarship

Nikita Skrobov
Frank S. and Ardella J. Watts Memorial Scholarship
Helen Yunker Music Scholarship

Sean Smith
Dr. Joyce Mason Evans (VCCC Retired) Annual Scholarship
I-DA-KA Scholarship
San Buenaventura Women's Club Osher Scholarship

Taylor Snee
Wendy McGee Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Melissa Solis
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship

Grace Soriano
Heizer Family Phoenix Scholarship

Aracely Soriano-Perez
Clean Power Alliance Voyager Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Pirate Pride Scholarship

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Anthony Strohbusch
Dr. Thomas B. O'Neill Nursing Scholarship
George & Eleanor Tillquist Scholarship
Venoco, Inc. Phoenix Osher Scholarship

Clarissa Swallows
Fattarelli Family Trust Scholarship
Martinez y Ewens Anasazi Scholarship

Andrea Taboada
Noah Charles Kriese Memorial Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Pirate Pride Scholarship

Michelle Tapia
Employer Advisory Council Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Isabel Tenison
Bill Miller Memorial Scholarship
Miriam and Henry Schwab Memorial Aquatics Scholarship

Xavier Terminello
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship

Nicholas Thompson
John Tallman Memorial Scholarship
Miriam and Henry Schwab Memorial Aquatics Scholarship

Alison Thomson
Gene Haas Scholarship

Romeo Tirado
David P. Bianco Family Scholarship
Frank Nolan Memorial Scholarship

Nicholas Tivy
Classified Senate Scholarship
Diana Lillie Seely Memorial Scholarship

Sloane Tribble
Southern California Edison Scholarship
Southern California Edison STEM Scholarship

Mallory Truman
Bess Pinkstaff Scholarship
Ventura College Holistic Health Graduate Scholarship

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Victoria Tucker
Friends Of Osher Nursing Scholarship

Jacquelin Vaca
Patricia Sanchez Ehret Memorial Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Lorenia Valdez
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship
John and Cherie Brant Ventura Boys & Girls Club Scholarship

Maria Vega
Clean Power Alliance Voyager Scholarship
Osher Foundation Scholarship

Esmeralda Velasquez
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship
Jessica Prescott Art Scholarship

Brenda Vigil Hernandez
Friends of Osher Achievement Scholarship

Maria Villalpando
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Talia Walsh
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship

Julianna Warrender
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship

Alana Wedemeyer
Betsy Slover Phoenix, RN, Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Thomas B. O'Neill Nursing Scholarship
Osher Foundation Scholarship
Santa Clara Valley Healthcare Scholarship

Joseph Whalin
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Veterans Scholarship

Robin E. White
Stan Weisel Phoenix Scholarship
Ventura College Holistic Studies Scholarship

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Cameron Williams
Employer Advisory Council Scholarship
Kaitlyn Williams
Nancy Steward Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Teryn Castro Nursing Scholarship
Jeannette Worthy
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship
Alyna Zarate
Associated Students of Ventura College Scholarship
Joyce Ogawa Yoshioka Memorial Scholarship
Ventura College Foundation Achievement Scholarship
Melanie Zarate
James V. and Idah W. Iliff Memorial Scholarship
Southern California Edison Scholarship

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ADVOCATES FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was created to support students pursuing careers in social justice by advocating for
inclusion and equality for people of color, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQAI+
community, individuals struggling with immigration issues, women and girls, citizens who are
experiencing hunger or are economically marginalized, and/or members of other marginalized groups
in our society.

ALEXIS DEMBER SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship was established to benefit Physical Sciences or Mathematics majors.

ALFRED HOWE DAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in honor of Alfred Howe Davis to support students majoring in
Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, or Communications.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN VENTURA COUNTY BRANCH BEVANS/
KLEIN SCHOLARSHIP*
The Ventura County Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) was
founded in 1911, incorporated in 1951, and has come to the end of its existence. The membership
felt that this scholarship would keep the name of the group alive and honor two women who made
generous planned gifts allowing the interest to be used for scholarships. The Mary Bevans
Scholarship was endowed in 1941 for $3,000, and art and architecture were her interests. The
Maureen Klein scholarship was endowed for $5500 in 1970, and her interest was language.
Maureen Klein was a past President and Scholarship Chairman for the Ventura Branch. This
scholarship is awarded to a student who is passionate about gender equity.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 339 (VENTURA) SCHOLARSHIP
Chartered and incorporated in 1934, American Legion Post 339 has a long tradition of service to
Ventura County. Its primary interest is the support of Veterans and service members and helping
young men and women to become future leaders.

AMY CHEROT FOSTER OUR FUTURE SCHOLARSHIP*
This scholarship was established to benefit students majoring in the Sciences, Engineering or Fine
Arts.

ARLENE GOLDBERG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Friends and family of Norman Goldberg established this scholarship in memory of his wife, Arlene,
who supported the Ventura College Journalism program for many years. It benefits a re-entry
student majoring in Journalism, Public Relations or Communications who is passionate about gender
equity.

ARTHUR SUMLINER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by a generous gift from the Arthur and Marcia Sumliner estate to
benefit students graduating from Ventura College and pursuing careers in medicine with a
preference to support students studying pharmaceuticals.

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF VENTURA COLLEGE OSHER SCHOLARSHIP*
The Ventura College Associated Students of Ventura College (ASVC) represents the students of
Ventura College by participating in various forums and committees, both on and off campus. This
scholarship benefits students who major in Business, Social Science, and Public and Social Services
with a preference for those actively involved in ASVC and student government.

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ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF VENTURA COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
The Ventura College Associated Students of Ventura College (ASVC) represents the students of
Ventura College by participating in various forums and committees, both on and off campus. This
scholarship benefits students actively involved in ASVC and student government.

BARBARA ANN MRVICHIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to a Buena High School graduate, planning a career in teaching. It is in
memory of Barbara Ann Mrvichin, who was Buena High School Spanish teacher.

BARBARA MEISTER PHOENIX SCHOLARSHIP
Barbara Meister, a retired educator, and renowned community philanthropist established this
scholarship to benefit a re-entry student who has overcome hardships and is seeking an education to
pursue their dreams.

BARBARA MEISTER TEACHING SCHOLARSHIP*
Barbara Meister, a retired educator and renowned community philanthropist, established this
scholarship to benefit an outstanding student pursuing a career in teaching with a preference to
those who want to teach at the elementary level.

BARBARA R. BURTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP*
This scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a career in early childhood education in memory of
Barbara R. Burton.

BENJAMIN TANNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Anne and David Tanner honored their son, Benjamin, who was an EMT (Emergency Medical
Technician) and aspired to be a paramedic, by establishing this scholarship to benefit a student
enrolled in the Paramedic Studies program at Ventura College.

BERNICE BEILIN MEMORIAL PHOENIX SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship in the memory of Bernice Beilin, is intended to support a re-entry student who is
devoted to completing college and helping others.

BESS PINKSTAFF SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by the California Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa (ADK)
to benefit an Education major planning to teach at the elementary, middle, or high school level in
honor of charter member, Bess B. Pinkstaff. ADK works to recognize outstanding women educators,
build fraternal fellowship among women in the profession, promote high standards in education, and
promote educational and charitable projects and activities.

BETSY SLOVER PHOENIX, RN, MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP*
The family and friends of Betsy Slover Phoenix, RN, established this scholarship in her memory to
benefit students enrolling or currently enrolled in the Ventura College Nursing program.

BILL AND ELISE KEARNEY PARAMEDIC SCHOLARSHIP
Ventura County philanthropists Bill and Elise Kearney established this scholarship to benefit an
outstanding student pursuing a degree in Paramedic Studies.

BILL AND ELISE KEARNEY PHOENIX SCHOLARSHIP*
Ventura County philanthropists Bill and Elise Kearney established this scholarship to benefit a re-
entry student.

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BILL MILLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Friends and family of longtime Ventura College Aquatic Instructor, Bill Miller created this scholarship
in his memory. It is awarded to students participating in the Ventura College Aquatics program who
are transferring to a four-year university or college.

BLALOCK FAMILY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP*
This scholarship benefits an outstanding student in any discipline. It was established by Ventura
College Alum Charlene Blalock in honor of her family and in memory of her twin sister Cheri Love.

BOB GOWDER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
The family of Bob Gowder established this scholarship to benefit a full-time student of any
discipline.

BRIAN MARSHALL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Carol Marshall established this scholarship in memory of her husband, Ventura College Golf Coach
Brian Marshall. This scholarship benefits an outstanding athletic student (preferably one who plays
on the Ventura College Golf Team) and is transferring to a four-year university.

CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to an Environmental Studies student demonstrating significant
community activity involving environmental issues.

CALIFORNIA RESOURCES CORPORATION VETERAN STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIP
The California Resources Corporation Veteran Students Scholarship was established to provide
annual scholarships to Veteran students to enable them to reach their higher education goals. This
scholarship serves to relieve Veteran students from financial hardships promoting well-being, easier
transition to civilian life, and academic success.

CARL STEHLE, JR. PHYSICAL SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP
Nancy Stehle established this scholarship in memory of her husband, Carl Stehle, Jr., a geologist. This
scholarship benefits a Physical Science major.

CAROLE AND BEA DUSEK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Inspired by the lives of her mother and aunt, Jetam Aharon-Ezer, established this scholarship to
honor the work of a paramedic student who is passionate about gender equity in the field.

CAROLE OLSEN-BRYAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
In memory of Carole Olsen-Bryan. She was a graduate of Ventura College and a third-grade teacher
for 16 years.

CARRASCO NUNGARAY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
Marian and Marco Nungaray established this scholarship to benefit students who demonstrate
leadership in the community or on the Ventura College campus.

CAVOLA FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
Frank Cavola created this scholarship to benefit deserving students studying the field of Engineering
or Photography.

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CHEUVRONT FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP*
Virginia Stout established this scholarship to benefit a deserving student meeting the Ventura
College Foundation’s academic standards for scholarships. This scholarship benefits an outstanding
student enrolled in any field of study.

CLASSIFIED SENATE SCHOLARSHIP
The Classified Senate of Ventura College established this scholarship to benefit all relatives of
current classified employees and former classified employees and former classified employees, who
are returning to school.

CLEAN POWER ALLIANCE VOYAGER SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by the Clean Power Alliance in support of students pursuing careers
in green/sustainable energy and/or development.

COLLIN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
Kenneth Collin established this scholarship to benefit an outstanding student interested in
Engineering or the Sciences.

COMFORT KEEPERS HOME CARE CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship honors and supports the education and work of certified nursing assistants in
Ventura County. We thank all Ventura College Certified Nursing Assistant curriculum students for
their commitment to high quality and compassionate care! Comfort Keepers Home Care is proud to
invest in their futures.

CONTARINO FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship was established in honor of the Contarino family to benefit an outstanding Ventura
College Nursing student.

CREATIVE ARTS FOUNDATION TRUST SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to benefit a student who transferred to Ventura College from
Ventura High School and is studying Writing, Art, Music, Drama, or Photography.

DAMIÁN DE LA PEÑA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Karen and José de la Pena established this scholarship in memory of their youngest son, Damián,
who attended Ventura College and studied Math and Sciences. He aspired to have a career in
neuropsychology. This scholarship supports students majoring in Psychology.

DAVE & LIZ KRAUS PHOENIX SCHOLARSHIP
Dave and Liz Kraus created this scholarship to support a re-entry student studying Humanities.

DAVID P. BIANCO FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP*
David Bianco established this scholarship for students who were emancipated foster children or had
lived in transitional housing during their lifetime.

DELTA THETA TAU SORORITY - ZETA EPSILON CHAPTER MEMORIAL BUSINESS
SCHOLARSHIP
Delta Theta Tau Sorority is a national women’s organization dedicated to the advancement of
philanthropy and charity, nonsectarian, nonacademic, promoting welfare for all and fostering the
spirit of good fellowship.

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DENISE BAYLOR AUTOMOTIVE & DIESEL MECHANICS SCHOLARSHIP
Denise Baylor created this scholarship to support a student currently enrolled in Ventura College’s
diesel or automotive programs.

DIANA LILLIE SEELY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The friends and family of Diana Lillie Seely established this scholarship to benefit a student majoring
in Theater or Arts.

DON & SANDY GREENBERG SCHOLARSHIP*
Don and Sandy Greenberg created this scholarship to benefit a student majoring in Education or
Liberal Arts.

DON L. CARLTON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP*
Mr. Carlton established this scholarship to benefit students majoring in Business.

DONNA SANTO FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP*
Ventura College Foundation Board Member Donna Santo established this scholarship in honor of
her family to benefit a re-entry student in any area of study.

DR. JOYCE MASON EVANS & DAVID A. EVANS PHOENIX SCHOLARSHIP
The Dr. Joyce Mason Evans & David A. Evans Phoenix Scholarship is awarded to a re-entry student
who is passionate about gender equity and who will be transferring to a four-year college or
University in pursuit of a degree.

DR. JOYCE MASON EVANS (VCCC RETIRED) ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Dr. Joyce Mason Evans (VCCC Retired) Annual Scholarship is awarded to current VCCC
students pursuing an Associate of Arts Degree in History.

DR. MORRIS & JUDITH LEVENTHAL ART SCHOLARSHIP*
Judith Leventhal established this scholarship in memory of her husband, Morris, a master ceramics
artist devoted to the Ventura College Art Department. This scholarship benefits students majoring in
Applied Arts.

DR. THOMAS B. O’NEILL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
The late Dr. Thomas O’Neill, long-time Ventura College faculty member and head of the Biology
Department, established this scholarship which benefits outstanding students enrolling or currently
enrolled in the Ventura College Associate Degree Nursing program.

DRS. ROSALIND WARNER AND MICHAEL HOGAN FOSTER YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP
Drs. Rosalind Warner and Michael Hogan established this scholarship to benefit an outstanding
student who is currently or was formerly in the foster care system.

ED AND SUE STILE SCHOLARSHIP*
This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Stile to benefit an outstanding student with a
passion and desire to succeed.

EDITH H. FRENCH SCHOLARSHIP
The trust of Edith H. French created this scholarship to assist a student planning on teaching in a K-
12 school.

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EDMUND ANDREAS ARREDONDO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
In loving memory of Edmund Andreas Arredondo, artist, stylist, costumer, actor, producer, and lover
of life and lover of the arts.

ELAINE G. TENNEN ENDOWED NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to benefit a student enrolled in the Ventura College Nursing
program.

ELEANOR TILLQUIST PHOENIX
Ventura College Foundation Board Emeritus George E. Tillquist created this scholarship as a gift to
his wife, Eleanor Tillquist. This scholarship benefits re-entry students who have overcome hardships
to pursue an education.

ELLYN & JIM DEMBOWSKI SCHOLARSHIP*
Ventura College Foundation Board Member Ellyn Dembowski and her husband Jim established this
scholarship to benefit excellent students pursuing any area of study.

EMPLOYER ADVISORY COUNCIL AVELINA VILLALOBOS ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP II
This scholarship was established by the Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council (EAC)
to benefit a student studying Business Administration. The Western Ventura County EAC is an
independent, nonprofit organization that works with the Employment Development Department to
improve the quality of employment services in Ventura County.

EMPLOYER ADVISORY COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP*
This scholarship was established by the Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council (EAC)
to benefit a student studying Business Administration. The Western Ventura County EAC is an
independent, nonprofit organization that works with the Employment Development Department to
improve the quality of employment services in Ventura County.

ERIC WILLIAM BORCHARD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in memory of Ventura College Alumnus, Eric Borchard, by his family
and friends. It recognizes those students with a documented physical or learning disability who, like
Eric, triumph in the face of adversity, and ensures that they too can reach their full potential.

EXUBERANT ENGLISH MAJOR SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was funded by her colleagues, friends, and family to honor Ventura College English
Professor Deborah Pollack's teaching career and her retirement.

FATTARELLI FAMILY TRUST SCHOLARSHIP*
The Fattarelli Family established this scholarship to benefit students enrolled in the Ventura College
Nursing program.

FRANK NOLAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The friends and family of Frank Nolan created this scholarship to benefit an exceptional student in
any discipline.

FRANK S. & ARDELLA J. WATTS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP*
The daughters of Frank and Ardella Watts established this scholarship in their memory. It is awarded
to a student majoring in Performing or Fine Arts.

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FRIENDS OF OSHER SCHOLARSHIPS*
The Friends of Osher Foundation Scholarships were generously funded by a consortium of local
donors, and challenge matches by the Ventura College Foundation and the Bernard Osher
Foundation. Recipients are all continuing students at Ventura College and have demonstrated their
desire to complete their education.

GARY DANIEL NEWCOMB MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by the Newcomb family in memory of their son, Gary Daniel
Newcomb, whose passion for computers and love of family filled his life. The scholarship benefits
students pursuing an education in a computer-related field.

GENE HAAS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Gene Haas Foundation created this scholarship to benefit a student majoring in Engineering,
Machining Manufacturing, or Computer Aided Design.

GENE HAAS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship program supports machining students enabling many to remain at Ventura College
after their first year to complete their Manufacturing Design education.

GEORGE & ELEANOR TILLQUIST SCHOLARSHIP
Respected community philanthropists, George and Eleanor, established this scholarship for a student
living in Ventura who majors in Nursing or Emergency Medical Services.

GEORGE & HARRIET ARITA - TAI BOY BIOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP
Harriet and George Arita established this scholarship in recognition of their beloved dog, Tai Boy.
Students receiving this scholarship must major in Science. The scholarship is geared toward students
who will be transferring to a four-year college or university who plan to teach K-12 or plan to
conduct research.

GEORGE & JEAN WOOLLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP*
Dr. John Woolley established this scholarship in honor of his parents, George and Jean Woolley, to
support a Veteran student majoring in Associate Justice, Law Enforcement, or Liberal Arts.

GEORGE E. TILLQUIST ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP
Eleanor Tillquist established this scholarship in memory of her husband George E. Tillquist to benefit
an Engineering student.

GERALD JONES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Jones family established this scholarship to celebrate the memory of Gerald Jones and his
passion for the sciences and higher education. Gerald was an orphan but refused to let this challenge
get in his way. He traveled the world, worked as a diver on the atomic bomb tests in the Pacific, and
loved his family. This scholarship will help a student from a disadvantaged background who is
seeking a major in the Sciences.

GERALD R. CURTIS ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP
Bambi Curtis created this scholarship in loving memory of her husband “Jerry” to help support a
highly qualified Ventura College student to acquire an advanced degree in Engineering to help
benefit our global society.

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GOLDMAN METALWORKING SCHOLARSHIP
Martino and Marcelle Goldman created this scholarship to benefit a deserving Welding or
Construction student at Ventura College.

GORDON & DOROTHY KING MEMORIAL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP*
This scholarship was established by Gordon King to benefit a student pursuing a career in Nursing.

GORDON ROSS MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship benefits a student pursuing a career in Nursing.

GUADALUPE LOPEZ NURSING ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
The children of Ventura College Alumna, Guadalupe Lopez, created this scholarship to be awarded
to a student enrolling or currently enrolled in the Ventura College Nursing program
who demonstrates leadership in advocating for gender equality and/or the rights of Hispanic/Latinx/
Mexican communities.

GUADALUPE LOPEZ NURSING SCHOLARSHIP*
The children of Ventura College Alumna, Guadalupe Lopez, created this scholarship to be awarded
to a student enrolling or currently enrolled in the Ventura College Nursing program
who demonstrates leadership in advocating for gender equality and/or the rights of Hispanic/Latinx/
Mexican communities.

HARRY J. & LUCILLE E. EARL SCHOLARSHIP
Harry J. and Lucille E. Earl created this scholarship to be awarded to a graduate from a Ventura
County high school majoring in Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or other
Science technology.

HEIZER FAMILY PHOENIX SCHOLARSHIP*
Linda Heizer Seaman created this scholarship to support the educational endeavors of re-entry
students.

HELEN YUNKER MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP
Helen Yunker was one of Ventura’s most renowned and well-loved supporters of the Arts. She
created this scholarship to support students majoring in Music.

HEMMING FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP*
Ventura College Foundation Board member, Dr. Ruth Hemming, established this scholarship for
continuing students majoring in Communications, Journalism, and Liberal Arts.

HICKERSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship benefits a student demonstrating community involvement and financial need.

HON. COLLEEN TOY WHITE MEMORIAL ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is established in memory of the Honorable Colleen Toy White. It is to be awarded to
a single parent returning to school after a break in their education, a circumstance reflecting Judge
White's own path. It is hoped this award will inspire and motivate the recipient to pursue and
achieve success in their own chosen field, and to help others along that path to do the same, as
exemplified by Judge White.

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I-DA-KA SCHOLARSHIP
The former I-DA-KA social club established this scholarship to benefit a student with community
service experience, majoring in Social Science, Sociology, or Teaching. I-DA-KA is an Indian word for
“We Serve.”

JACQUELINE AND WALTER WALKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Walker family and the Santa Paula Society of the Arts funded this scholarship to benefit a
student majoring in Visual Arts, preferably Aqua Media Painting.

JAMES DOYLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Ventura County Community College District Police Officers Association created this scholarship
in honor of Officer James Doyle, a district police officer killed in the line of duty. The scholarship is
awarded to a student majoring in Criminal Justice.

JAMES V. & IDAH W. ILIFF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Idah Iliff, a Ventura City Councilwoman from 1949 until 1961 and a high school teacher, established
this scholarship in honor of her husband, James Iliff, who taught Mathematics at Ventura College for
30 years. Students receiving this scholarship must be continuing their education at a four-year
university or college.

JANET & MARK L. GOLDENSON NURSING SCHOLARSHIP*
Community philanthropists, Janet and Mark L. Goldenson, established this scholarship to support
Nursing majors in their second year of the Nursing program.

JESSICA PRESCOTT ART SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by a generous bequest from the Stanley and Jessica Prescott Estate
for students majoring in Art.

JESSICA PRESCOTT LIBRARY SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP*
This scholarship was established by a generous bequest from the Stanley and Jessica Prescott Estate
to benefit students majoring in the Social Sciences.

JESSICA PRESCOTT NURSING SCHOLARSHIP*
This scholarship was established by a generous bequest from the Stanley and Jessica Prescott Estate
for students enrolling or enrolled in the Ventura College Nursing program.

JOE HERNANDEZ MEMORIAL ART SCHOLARSHIP*
Tess Hernandez created this scholarship in memory of her husband Joe, a long-time Art student at
Ventura College and an expert watercolorist to benefit students majoring in Art.

JOHN AND CHERIE BRANT VENTURA BOYS & GIRLS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
John and Cherie Brant continue their long-time support of the Boys and Girls Club through this
scholarship benefiting students that have attended the Boys and Girls Club in the City of Ventura.

JOHN AND GLENDA HAMMER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
John and Glenda Hammer created this scholarship to benefit a student majoring in Education.

JOHN AND GLENDA HAMMER ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP
John and Glenda Hammer created this scholarship to benefit a student majoring in Engineering.

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JOHN AND GLENDA HAMMER SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP*
John Hammer established this scholarship in memory of his wife, Glenda, to benefit a student
planning a career in the Sciences.

JOHN TALLMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by the family and friends of John Tallman, who began his career at
Ventura College as Aquatics Director in 1972. He also served as Budget Manager, Dean of
Instruction, and Vice Chancellor of Instruction. Mr. Tallman brought more than 200 palm trees from
around the world to Ventura College, which now has the largest collection of palms in the state. This
scholarship is awarded to an athlete who is transferring to a four-year college or University.

JOYCE OGAWA YOSHIOKA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in memory of Joyce Ogawa Yoshioka in support of students who
intend to pursue a career in law.

JUDITH LEVENTHAL TWO-DIMENSIONAL ART SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in memory of Judith Leventhal to benefit a deserving student
studying Drawing, Painting, or Photography.

KADA FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP*
Lynne Kada established this scholarship in honor of her family. It benefits Veteran students with a
preference for those majoring in STEM.

KENNETH D. HELMS MEMORIAL CHORAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Kenneth D. Helms scholarships were both established in memory of Kenneth Helms by his wife,
Elizabeth, to honor his long career in music. The Kenneth D. Helms Memorial Choral Scholarship
benefits Music students with a preference to those who participate in Choir or Choral Conducting as
a part of their Music Studies.

KENNETH D. HELMS MEMORIAL ORGAN SCHOLARSHIP
The Kenneth D. Helms Memorial Organ Scholarship is awarded to a Music student with a preference
to a student who participates in Organ Conducting as a part of Music Studies.

LARRY MEISTER MEMORIAL BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP*
Philanthropist Barbara Meister established this scholarship in memory of her late husband. It
benefits a student who majors in Business, Social Science, and Public and Social Services.

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF VENTURA COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to benefit students majoring in Political Science, History, or
Government.

LILLIAN DEMBER SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to benefit students majoring in Life Sciences.

LINDA MCSHERRY-ROOS ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP*
This scholarship was established by community philanthropist, Linda McSherry Roos, for continuing
students pursuing STEM studies.

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LINDA ROSE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
My aunt Linda was an amazing woman and I miss her every day. When in her last days she inspired
and encouraged me to pursue my degree in Nursing. Although my degree was gained after her
devastating loss, I care for my patients as I would have cared for her if given the chance. I also
received financial aid and scholarships through Ventura College Foundation, which made it possible
to put myself through the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program. I am now in the position to
not only give back, but to also honor the strong woman who helped spark the fire within me. I love
you and miss you my Linda Lou, and I am proud to do this in your memory.

LUBOCK AND GALLIGAN FAMILY ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Lubock family believes in the transformative power of higher education and knows that
Ventura College can be the engine that drives future success. This scholarship supports the dreams
of students in the fields of Accounting, Business Administration, and Agriculture and Natural
Resources Management, who are working towards degrees from Ventura College or a four-
year university. Preference will be given to students at Ventura College, where Bonnie began her
own educational journey as a single parent and earned an AA in Accounting, and to students
planning to attend California State University Northridge, where both Alan and Bonnie graduated
with Accounting degrees.

LUCIA TEBBE MEMORIAL PHOENIX SCHOLARSHIP
Friends and family of Lucia Tebbe established this scholarship in memory of her passionate support
for re-entry students who come back to Ventura College to continue their education and better the
lives of their families, their community, and themselves. Lucia’s pivotal financial support and
leadership helped to create the Phoenix Scholarship program in 1999.

LUPE & ROBERT PIROS NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Lupe and Robert Piros established this to benefit a student enrolled in the Ventura College Nursing
program.

LUPTON CHILD DEVELOPMENT TEXTBOOK SCHOLARSHIP
John Lupton established this scholarship in memory of his beloved wife, Jeri, who served as a
Childcare Instructor for many years at Ventura College. This textbook scholarship benefits a student
enrolled in Child Development courses.

MARTIN P. KNOWLTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP*
Ventura College Foundation board members David Bianco and Amy Cherot established this
scholarship through the Center for Future Studies. It honors Martin P. Knowlton, who co-founded
Elderhostel with Mr. Bianco. This scholarship benefits a continuing student studying Social Sciences
with an interest in exploring new paradigms.

MARTINEZ Y EWENS ANASAZI SCHOLARSHIP
Michael Ewens and Lydia Martinez-Collins established this scholarship to benefit first-generation
students who demonstrate a commitment to and/or leadership in advocating for the rights of
Native American communities and who also have a passion for community service. This scholarship
honors Mike's 34 years of teaching at Ventura College and his military service in three American
wars.

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MARY A. SANDOVAL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Friends and family of Mary A. Sandoval created this scholarship to benefit a student who
demonstrates leadership in advocating for the rights of Hispanic/Latinx/Mexican communities.

MARY GUTHRIE TEACHING SCHOLARSHIP
Mary Guthrie, former Ventura College Administrative Dean of Student Personnel Services,
established this scholarship through a generous bequest. It benefits students transferring to a four-
year university to become teachers.

MARY J. GLOISTEN NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Community philanthropists, Donald and Mary Gloisten, created this scholarship to benefit Nursing
students.

MAUDE A. BROUGHTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP*
Mr. James created this scholarship in memory of his mother, Maude, to benefit students
who demonstrate a commitment to and/or leadership in advocating for the rights of
African American/Black communities who are pursuing a career in nursing or health sciences.

MCNEELY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
George McNeely began teaching Agriculture at Ventura College during the Great Depression. Before
he retired in 1972, he also served as the Dean of Students. George was a founding board member of
the Foundation. The Ventura College Foundation honored Mr. McNeely by naming the planned
giving legacy society in his honor. The scholarship benefits a student studying any of the Sciences.

MICHAEL KIRKPATRICK SEELY CREATIVE WRITING SCHOLARSHIP
The friends and family of Michael Kirkpatrick Seely created this scholarship in his honor to benefit an
outstanding student studying Writing.

MICHELINE & ALBERT SAKHAROFF MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP
Micheline Sakharoff established this scholarship as a tribute to her husband Albert and their mutual
love of music. It benefits an outstanding Music student.

MICHELINE & ALBERT SAKHAROFF NURSING SCHOLARSHIP*
The Sakharoffs established this scholarship to benefit students enrolled in the Ventura College
Nursing program.

MICHELINE & ALBERT SAKHAROFF THEATRE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP*
The Wasserman family created this scholarship in honor of Micheline and Albert Sakharoff to benefit
students majoring in the Arts with a preference for Theatre Arts students.

MICHELINE SAKHAROFF NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Friends and family of Micheline Sakharoff created this scholarship on Micheline’s 90th birthday to
honor her tremendous commitment and philanthropy to Ventura County.

MICHELINE SAKHAROFF PHOENIX SCHOLARSHIP
Friends and family of Micheline Sakharoff created this scholarship on Micheline’s 90th birthday to
honor her tremendous commitment and philanthropy to Ventura County.

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MIRIAM AND HENRY SCHWAB MEMORIAL AQUATICS SCHOLARSHIP
A beloved local philanthropist, passionate classical music champion and long-time supporter of
Ventura College, Miriam Emily Schwab made a bequest of $12 million through her estate to Ventura
College to benefit the Ventura College Instrumental Music program as well as the Ventura College
Aquatics program. This scholarship benefits Ventura College Aquatics students who are transferring
to a university.

NANCY STEWARD MEMORIAL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP*
Dr. Evan Slater and his wife, Fran, established this scholarship in memory of Nancy Steward. It
benefits a student enrolled in the Ventura College Nursing program.

NELLIE DAY HARRIS SCHOLARSHIP
The Buena Center Business and Professional Women’s Club created this scholarship in honor of
member Nellie Day. This scholarship benefits students who demonstrate a commitment to and/or
leadership in advocating for gender equality who are majoring in Business, Social Science, and Public
and Social Services with a preference for students majoring in Education.

NIAMATULLAH SA AND A-ISHAH MA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by Saliha Sha in memory of his mother. It benefits a student
who demonstrates a commitment to and/or leadership in advocating for immigrant rights and who is
passionate about community service.

NICHOLAS JOEL HAVERLAND MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to encourage the study of the Biology field, in memory of Ventura
College student Nick Haverland’s love of the natural world of Ventura County and beyond.

NOAH CHARLES KRIESE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP*
Former board member Laura Kriese established this scholarship in memory of her nephew, Noah, to
benefit students majoring in Science or Music.

OJAI FAMILY PODIATRY CLINIC, DR. JAMES TODD BEATY, DPM SCHOLARSHIP*
This scholarship was established for continuing students majoring in the Arts or career education.

OSHER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP*
The Osher Foundation Scholarship was provided through the California Community Colleges
Scholarship Endowment initiative, a program of the Bernard Osher Foundation.

PAIGE-BIANCO TEXTBOOK SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by Dave Bianco, Ventura College Foundation Board Member
Emeritus, and founder of Elderhostel, in honor of Robert Paige who was a member of the Longwood
Cricket Club when Mr. Bianco was the manager. It benefits a student with ADA-recognized
disabilities.

PAMELA OSTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. Henry Oster established this scholarship in memory of his beloved wife, Pamela Oster, who
taught at Ventura College for many years. This scholarship benefits a student planning a career in
nursing with a preference for nutrition science or early childhood development.

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PARAMEDIC SCHOLARSHIP READER MERIT AWARD
This scholarship was established by the Ventura College Foundation Scholarship Review Committee
to benefit outstanding Paramedic students at Ventura College.

PATRICIA SANCHEZ EHRET MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP*
Family members established this scholarship for students planning on careers working with children.

PAUL AND BESSIE CARTER NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established from the estate of Ventura County residents, Paul and Bessie
Carter. The scholarship will benefit Nursing students to assist with the cost of the program.

PEÑA FAMILY AUTISM SCHOLARSHIP
To benefit a Ventura College student with autism as they work towards meeting their educational
goals.

PIER ANGELA FIUMERODO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2016 to honor and celebrate the memory of Pier Angela (nee
Barla) Fiumerodo, the mother of Anthropology Professor, Dr. Maria Teresa (Gigi) Fiumerodo. Pier
Angela was a loving and hard-working mother and immigrant to the United States. This scholarship
will help a student studying Anthropology or Child Development who demonstrates a commitment
to and/or leadership in advocating for immigrant rights and/or gender equality.

PRISON HOSPITAL ACTION COMMITTEE SCHOLARSHIP*
The Prison Hospital Action Committee of Camarillo disbanded in 2009 and awarded the funds for
this Ventura College Nursing scholarship.

PROFESSOR ISMAEL “MAYO” DE LA ROCHA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Friends and family of long-time Ventura College Professor Ismael “Mayo” De La Rocha established
this scholarship in his honor to benefit an outstanding Chicano Studies student who demonstrates a
commitment to and/or leadership in advocating for the rights of Hispanic/Latinx/Mexican
communities.

QUINN COMPANY DIESEL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
Created by Quinn Company, this scholarship is awarded annually to support students enrolled in the
Ventura College Diesel program who intend to have a career in the diesel heavy equipment industry.
Quinn Company is proud to partner with Ventura College to invest in preparing more students for
more rewarding careers.

REBECCA SINGER-BEILIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Beilin family created this scholarship to honor Rebecca-Singer Beilin. It benefits students
majoring in Nursing.

ROBERT AND REGINA LAWSON MUSIC COMPOSITION SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by Robert and Regina Lawson, to empower young artists in music
composition, to continue their dreams and goals in the education of the musical arts, and to inspire
the evolution of future music compositions.

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