Applications available for Rodney Fernandez Leadership Scholarship

The Rodney Fernandez Leadership Scholarship Program, created in 2011, honors the legacy of Rodney Fernandez, Cabrillo’s founder and Executive Director for 30 years (1981–2011). The Scholarship continues Fernandez’s legacy of community building by cultivating the leadership of residents to attain their goals, empower themselves and to take action and improve the quality of life in their communities.

The Scholarship will award a total of $12,500 to its recipients with $10,000, provided by an Edison International grant to be divided among STEM recipients and $2,500 among recipients of all majors. The amount of each scholarship will be determined based on participation and qualifications.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be a resident of Ventura County
  • Household income must be less than or equal to 80% AMI (Area Median Income, See application for more detail)
  • Applicants must be enrolled in their senior year in high school and/or continuing their college education, in the process of applying to an accredited institution, or enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.
  • Applications must be completed, signed, and submitted with all the required attachments on or before 5 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018.

The first priority for awards shall be granted to existing residents of Cabrillo properties.

Applications are available on at For more information, contact Cabrillo’s Resident and Community Services department at [email protected] with the subject RFL Scholarship, or call 652-2588 or 659-3791 ext. 141

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