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Emma Nylen Charitable Trust Scholarship Program

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Emma Nylen Charitable Trust Scholarship Program

Due to current situation of COVID-19 and school closures - if you are unable to receive an official, unopened transcript, we are accepting unofficial transcripts for the time being. We have also decided to extend the application deadline until May 22, 2020.

Please keep in mind because of the deadline extension, all recipient funds may be delayed. We will try our best to make sure funds arrive to your school in a timely manner. 

NOTE: You may email your application to Denise (see email below) if you are unable to physically mail your application. You may also upload your application via this page (see below). Please keep your original application and paperwork - we will ask for the original later in the year.

If you have any questions, please contact Denise Claudio at or call our office at 805-641-5585

Please stay safe and healthy. 


The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Ventura has the honor of being chosen by the late Emma Nylen to be the distributor of the funds in the Emma Nylen Charitable Trust. The purpose of the Charitable Trust, in the words of the Trust, is:

"…to aid motivated and needy students, at any level of
higher education or training, who find it difficult to defray
the expenses of attending a school of higher-education
or a school of technical or trade training, were it not for
some outside means of financial assistance.”

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Ventura is charged with identifying and assisting these individuals. It is the hope of the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Ventura that the funds distributed from this charitable trust will serve to aid those who would otherwise not receive assistance. It is also the hope that the funds will go towards helping one achieve a higher education to be used in a field which will benefit children in some way.


The Charitable Trust is prohibited, and will not discriminate with regards to sex, age, race, national origin, religion, residence, or political affiliation. It was the preference of Mrs. Nylen, though not a requirement, that the recipients be young men or women who have completed high school and are under the age of thirty (30) years.

It is also preferred that the recipients have been residents of Ventura County at one time.

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Ventura has established a Scholarship Committee to review applications and identify those eligible individuals. Final decisions will be made by the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Ventura.

Other Requirements

  1. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, books, supplies, and housing.
  2. The recipient must maintain at least a "C” grade point average. Any grades received below a "C” may subject the recipient to disqualification, at the Board of Directors’ discretion. Winners may apply for funding subsequent years.

The amount of funds available is at the discretion of the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Ventura. It will be the policy to, whenever possible, pay funds directly to the provider of services rather than the recipient.

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Scholarship applications are accepted between February 3rd and April 24th.  Applications are accepted in person by April 24th by 3:00 pm or can be mailed.  Envelopes can be post-marked by April 24th.  Scholarship winners will be notified in late July.  Scholarship funds are released to the learning institutions in late August.

For further questions please contact Denise Claudio, Administrative Assistant: or call (805) 641-5585.