The Emma Nylen Charitable Trust Scholarship Program
The Emma Nylen Scholarship is now OPEN.
Please click the link above to download the application and qualifications.
Scholarship applications are accepted between February 1st and April 28th, 2023
In-Person: Applications are due by April 26, 2024 by 3:00 pm to qualify
Mail: Envelopes MUST be post-marked by April 26, 2024 to qualify
Scholarship winners will be notified in late July.
Scholarship funds are released to the learning institutions in late August.
Please Note: We will only be accepting certified transcripts this year.
For further questions, please contact Ashley Hofer (Scholarship Coordinator)
AshleyH@bgclubventura.org or call (805) 641-5585.
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 hoped that the funds will go towards helping one achieve a higher education to be used in a field that 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 required 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 eligible individuals. Final decisions will be made by the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Ventura.
Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, books, supplies, and housing.
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 in 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, pay funds directly to the provider of services rather than the recipient.