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Science Matters Scholarship 

Ventura County Community Foundation

Application Information


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

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