Check with your local library reference section, high school guidance counselor or other local foundations, religious or community organizations, local business or civic groups that do provide college scholarships such as:

Ojai Lions Club –

Ojai Optimist Club
Dawn Shook – Secretary (805) 646-8453

Rotary Club of Ojai –

Rotary Club of Ojai West

Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio –
(805) 646-4300
Offers performing arts classes for children, youth, and adults.  Interest free payment plans and scholarships
are available to those who qualify.

Additional Financial Aid & Scholarship Information

Fastweb – — Thinking about college and how to finance your education?  This on-line service provides  information of over 1.5 million scholarships; personalized scholarship matches; financial aid and FAFSA information; jobs and internships.

FASFA – — Submit a free application for Federal Student Aid.

FAFSA4caster – — is a federal aid estimator that you can use before officially applying for aid and links you into other options for financial aid.

Federal Student Aid Information Center  – —  For more information on federal student aid available (grants, scholarships, work-study and loans) contact 1-800-433-3243 or 1-800-730-8913 (TTY for the hearing impaired).  Toll free number is 1-310-337-5665.

Princeton Review – provides a free guide to paying for college.

U.S. Department of Education provides a free online scholarship search.

Visit (to learn more about other funding sources available from federal agencies).

Visit www.edgov/Programs/bastmp/SHEA.htm (to learn more about funds available from state governments).

Parent Resources (Preparing For College)

Visit  — for parents to learn more about different types of saving plans to fund your child’s college education.

Visit— parents and youth can register with MyFSA and research career and college options.

Visit — U.S. Department of Education – information for parents.

Youth Resources (Preparing For College)

Visit — this website provides inspirational stories and information about planning, preparing and paying for college.

Visit—  register with MyFSA and research career and college options.

Visit — good resource and  information on everything you wanted to know about going to college.

Local High School Resources

Nordhoff High School College & Career Center
Sarah Escobar, College & Career Development Specialist;
640-4343 ext. 1831

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