$170,000 Awarded in Scholarships

Ventura College has awarded $170,000 in scholarships to more than 100 students.

Among the most noteworthy of the awards are two $9,000 Mary Gurthie Scholarships, awarded to students who are planning teaching careers. Each scholarship will contribute $3,000 a year for three years of higher education.

This year’s recipients of the Mary Gurthie Award were Stephanie Evans and John Smith, both of Oxnard.

Evans and Smith picked up their awards Thursday at the college’s annual Student Awards Reception.


Since 1985, the Ventura College Foundation has provided more than $750,000 in student scholarships and over $150,000 in faculty grants. The foundation raises its money from private sources.