As a supporter of a college student, one of the many things that probably causes you concern is trying to figure out how to pay for your student’s educational expenses. If your student applied for financial aid, you may discover you need some additional funds to cover the expenses. I always like to remind our students and families that there is a lot of free money out there. You will want to be persistent and look for every possible scholarship you may qualify for, and then apply. I want give you all a head start by giving you two of my favorite organizations that connect students with some local Ventura County scholarships, and major California resident scholarships that are still taking applications.
The Ventura County Community Foundation Scholarship offers Merit Based (based on talent and/or interest) scholarships to Ventura County residents. The foundation is currently awarding 57 different types of scholarships. They have a variety of award amounts, and the deadline to apply is December 31, 2018. You can view all the different scholarships available, and the eligibility guidelines: https://vccf.org/scholarships/#apply-for-a-scholarship
Scholarships.com provides a list of 74 different scholarships available (based on merit, and financial need) for California residents. There are a variety of award amounts, and deadline dates all the way into 2019. Visit the website to view the different scholarships available, and eligibility guidelines: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-state/california-scholarships/
So be encouraged, there is hope and scholarships available for your student to apply. Take time to sit with your student -- to determine which scholarships are applicable to them, and have them apply right away.