BRIEF: Valley scholarships available to a wide variety of students

Ninety-five scholarships are available for Monarchs this spring, ranging from those meant to assist first-year students, to those who were formerly incarcerated.

This year, the college’s foundation has $165,000 set aside to award to students. Scholarships are given to those who display certain GPA requirements, excel in specific courses or even display a desired quality. Funds given from the foundation come from “independent donors, [Valley] alumni, and the campus community.” While individual deadlines vary, most scholarships close on March 21.

Many students are eligible for a scholarship given the unique qualifications. The Moxie Scholarship awards a non-traditional or returning student who displays determination while studying at Valley. The freshman scholarship benefits first-year students. There is even the Second, Third, Fourth chance scholarship, which awards a student who was previously incarcerated.

Those who are a part of clubs and programs are also eligible, with scholarships awarded to ASU members, TAP recipients and those in the nursing program.

Some individual scholarships reward Monarchs for excelling in a specific course, such as the Accounting, Anatomy or Business Administration scholarships. To qualify, students must complete the listed course. These differ from the awards given to students who excel in a course, such as the Biology 3 Scholarship, which will only award a student who received an A in the course.

To apply, students must log in to their student portal and click on the “Scholarship” tile. Those who have any questions are urged to visit the Foundation Office in ACA in room 2201. Remote students can call the office at (818) 947-2619.

“We’re deeply appreciative of all of the donors who contributed to support our students,” said Valley President Barry Gribbons. “The amount of resources that we are able to provide students really is outstanding, and I hope students avail themselves of that opportunity.”

— Cassandra Nava

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