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Science Matters Scholarship 

Ventura County Community Foundation

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Scholarship Overview

This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors in Ventura County, California, who plan to pursue studies that will lead to a career as a science teacher. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must plan to attend a four-year college or university and plan to major in teaching with a focus on science education at the elementary or high school level or major in chemistry, physics, biology, or geology. Applicants must have minimum 3.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

How easy is it to apply?

Not too bad

This scholarship's application process may have items such as essays that could take a couple hours.

How much competition is there?

Relatively little!

This scholarship has a relatively low number of applicants.

Contact Information



Deadline: Jan 8
Average Award: $2,000
Awards Granted: 2
Renewable: This scholarship is renewable


GPA: Is this you?
  • 3.5
Financial Need: Is this you?
    Financial need will be considered.
Class Year: Is this you?
  • High school senior
Home State: Is this you?
  • California
Location: Is this you?
  • Ventura County
College Major: Is this you?
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Physiology, General
  • Cell Biology and Anatomy
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Zoology/Animal Biology, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
  • Astrophysics
  • Animal Behavior and Ethology
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Microbiology, General
  • Neurobiology and Anatomy
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Genetics, General
  • Human Biology
  • Aquatic Biology/Limnology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Health/Medical Physics
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Molecular Biology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Animal Physiology
  • Physics, Other
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Oncology and Cancer Biology
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Animal Genetics
  • Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
  • Ecology
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemical Physics
  • Human/Medical Genetics
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Biophysics
  • Biophysics
  • Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other
  • Atomic/Molecular Physics
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Cardiovascular Science
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Molecular Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biochemistry
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
  • Elementary Particle Physics
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Radiation Biology/Radiobiology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology, Other
  • Genetics, Other
  • Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Epidemiology
  • Chemical Technology/Technician
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Immunology
  • Botany/Plant Biology, Other
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Paleontology
  • Pathology/Experimental Pathology
  • Toxicology
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Developmental Biology and Embryology
  • Chemical Pathology Residency Program
  • Cell Physiology
  • Biometry/Biometrics
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Biostatistics
  • Microbial and Eukaryotic Genetics
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Climatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Photobiology
  • Virology
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Environmental Education
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Science
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Molecular Physiology
  • Molecular Toxicology
  • Plant Genetics
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Plasma and High-Temperature Physics
  • Geochemistry
  • Geochemistry
  • Earth Science Teacher Education
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Structural Biology
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Parasitology
  • Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
  • Vision Science/Physiological Optics
  • Computational Biology
  • Soil Chemistry and Physics
  • Soil Chemistry and Physics
  • Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Population Biology
  • Mycology
  • Systematic Biology/Biological Systematics
More Requirements:
    Must be pursuing a career as a science teacher.

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