Scholarships for Environmental Studies
One of our goals is to educate the community on using, maintaining, and sustaining our wonderful open space environments. In late 2020, we launched a scholarship award program for Ventura County students who pursue a university or college degree in Environmental Studies. This is a great way for us to realize this goal by investing in the next generation, many of whom will return to the Conejo Valley after college.
Starting for the fall 2021 semester, COSF will provide $1,000 scholarships for two high school seniors pursuing environmental studies-related majors. The scholarships will continue for the students’ four years of study, as long as they remain full-time students, maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and continue with an environmental studies-related major.
County high schools will be reminded in the fall about the availability of the scholarship and the application process. A panel of local environmental leaders will choose the two scholarship recipients from the pool of applicants. Candidates will need to enter a study program related to sustainability, ecology and preserving the natural environment and to have demonstrated a commitment to address environmental issues during their high school careers.
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How to apply for the Scholarship - To be eligible for the 2022 Entering College Scholarship, the applicant must reside in and attend a high school in Ventura County, California, have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average, and plan to attend an accredited college or university on a full-time basis. The applicant should be planning to enter a career directly related to sustainability, ecology and, in general, preserving the natural environment. Two scholarships will be awarded each year. Successful applicants will need to show their acceptance to an accredited community college, college, or university before funds will be dispersed. Successful Entering College Scholarship applicants will also be eligible for the $1,000 Continuing College Scholarship, beginning with the 2022-2023 academic year. The Continuing College Scholarship will be awarded for each academic year of the first 4 years of study while enrolled in an accredited college or university with a major related to environmental studies. To be eligible, students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in the major and have a permanent residence Ventura County. An application form for the Entering College Scholarship must be completed online, and all supporting documents can be submitted by email or USPS mail. If supporting documents are mailed, they MUST be… See more...
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First Environmental Studies scholarship winners announced (3/17/2021) - Naomi Lin and Daniel Conway, both from Oak Park High School, are the winners of the COSF Environmental Studies Scholarship program that started this year. The announcement of the scholarship program for Ventura County high-school seniors drew a remarkable slate… See more...