A Many Mansions Scholarship Fund
The Story of Vicky’s Fund
Vicky’s Fund was established in memory of Victoria Garcia, mother of longtime Many Mansions Board Member, Marty Garcia. The goal of the scholarship fund is to assist the residents to improve their lives through continued education by providing them with financial assistance to help fulfill their dreams of career, family and community.
“I was told once that teaching was like dropping a stone in a pond: you never know how far the ripples will travel. Many Mansions drops the stone in the pond by providing so many in our community a safe, affordable home along with supportive services and programs. But more importantly the message is given that everyone deserves not only a home but a chance for a better future. We will never know how far those ripples of hope will travel.” (Kitty Soltow)
HOW TO APPLY
Eligible applicants (only open to current Many Mansions residents)
A Many Mansions resident who is:
a. A senior graduating from high school this year, or a current college student.
b. An incoming or current student in an accredited technical school, a vocational school or post high school educational program.
c. An adult seeking a GED certificate.
d. Previous Vicky’s Scholarship Fund winners who continue to meet criteria. (Note: maximum of 4 scholarships will be awarded to each winner).
e. Applicants younger than 18 require the signature of a parent or guardian on the application.
Acceptable uses of the scholarship award
a. Tuition and other school fees.
b. Books, computers, printers, supplies and/or materials.
c. Professional tutoring or preparatory classes.
d. Other school related expenses upon approval.
Disbursement of funds
Scholarship awards will be sent directly to the appropriate institution, educational service or by special arrangement as necessary. Funds will be deposited in the student account, upon proof of enrollment. Scholarships must be used within 2 years.
Scholarship Calendar – 2022
January: Application forms will be available
March 15: Deadline for submission of applications, including letters of recommendation
April: Interviews by the Scholarship Committee
Late April/Early May: Notification of scholarship recipients
Saturday, August (TBD): Vicky’s Scholarship Awards Reception (COVID Permitting)
Applications can be emailed or mailed to Vicky’s Scholarship Fund Committee
Many Mansions – Attention Karen Benko
1259 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Vicky’s Fund - Many Mansions Scholarship 2022 Application Form