Many Mansions recently honored 24 individuals, including high school seniors and parents, with Vicky’s Scholarship awards for seeking to better their lives through education.
This year was the highest amount of scholarship money awarded in any one year— $33,500. First-year recipients received $1,000; second-year recipients were awarded $1,500; third-year recipients got $2,000; and fourth-year recipients, $2,500.
Over the past nine years, Many Mansions has awarded 176 scholarships to 104 individuals, totaling $176,350.
The nonprofit organization provides affordable housing to low-income residents of Ventura and Los Angeles counties, with a focus on those of very low-income who are formerly homeless, seniors, veterans or disabled.
Victoria Garcia, a longtime school and classroom volunteer, offered love and support to her many students, improving their lives for the better, according to a statement from Many Mansions.
Vicky’s Scholarship was created by her son Marty Garcia, a member of Many Mansions’ board of directors, in honor of his mother and her inspirational work with youths.
Article originally appeared in the Thousand Oaks Acorn (Read full story and additional photos)