Scholarships for Environmental Studies

One of our goals is to educate the community on using, maintaining, and sustaining our wonderful open space environments. In late 2020, we launched a scholarship award program for Ventura County students who pursue a university or college degree in Environmental Studies. This is a great way for us to realize this goal by investing in the next generation, many of whom will return to the Conejo Valley after college.

Starting for the fall 2021 semester, COSF will provide $1,000 scholarships for two high school seniors pursuing environmental studies-related majors. The scholarships will continue for the students’ four years of study, as long as they remain full-time students, maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and continue with an environmental studies-related major.

County high schools will be reminded in the fall about the availability of the scholarship and the application process. A panel of local environmental leaders will choose the two scholarship recipients from the pool of applicants. Candidates will need to enter a study program related to sustainability, ecology and preserving the natural environment and to have demonstrated a commitment to address environmental issues during their high school careers.

Recent news and updates (see them all)

COSF announces 2023 scholarship program for environmental studies (1/20/2023) - COSF is pleased to announce that in the spring we will again award $1,000 scholarships to two Ventura County graduating high school students who will be pursuing a college major related to environmental studies. The Conejo Open Space Foundation 2023… See more...
Ojai high school student Alessandra Lucchesi Ojai and Newbury Park High School Seniors Win 2022 COSF Scholarships (4/5/2022) - Two Ventura County high school seniors, Alessandra Lucchesi of Nordhoff High School in Ojai, and Molly McNulty of Newbury Park High School, are the second set of recipients of Conejo Open Space Foundation scholarships. The $1,000 annual scholarships support students… See more...
COSF announces 2022 scholarship program for environmental studies (12/3/2021) - COSF is pleased to announce that in the spring we will again award $1,000 scholarships to two Ventura County graduating high school students who will be pursuing a college major related to environmental studies. The Conejo Open Space Foundation 2022… See more...
First Environmental Studies scholarship winners announced (3/17/2021) - Naomi Lin and Daniel Conway, both from Oak Park High School, are the winners of the COSF Environmental Studies Scholarship program that started this year. The announcement of the scholarship program for Ventura County high-school seniors drew a remarkable slate… See more...