Scholarship Impacts

Santa to the Sea


Santa to the Sea is a non-profit event that was founded in 2003 by Mike Barber and other community partners. Throughout the years, Santa to the Sea has given thousands of scholarships to students. Each year they also give three laptops in a raffle during the Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Mike Barber, who is also on the OCF Board of Directors, is committed to the Foundation's Mission and through the Santa to the Sea Scholarship, the has greatly impacted the lives of all the recipients.

Mike Barber and the three 2019-2020 Laptop Recipients.

Edison International Scholarships for Transferring STEM Students


The OC Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) program is designed to assist in creating powerful and synergistic learning community among students. Edison International & Southern California Edison Community Investment & Education Investments is dedicated in helping our STEM Students achieve. Each year, Edison International donates $25,000 to be awarded to transferring STEM students. The Foundation matches their donation 100% and awards new and continuing students who are also STEM Majors. Through this partnership, Edison International has helped change the lives of many students.

Transferring STEM Students who receive the Edison International scholarship are awarded $1,000 each.

Susan Curtis Denham and Andrew Curtis Dental Hygiene Scholarship Fund


Susan Curtis Denham was a single mother of two boys. At the age of 45 she completed her Dental Hygiene Program at Oxnard College. Unfortunately Susan lost her battle to cancer at the age of 48; however, before passing she asked her family to create a scholarship that would help Dental Hygiene students at Oxnard College. Since her passing in 2005, over $100,000 has been awarded to dental hygiene students. The Curtis Family works very closely with the Foundation and hosts an annual fundraiser in which they award their scholarship recipients.

Alan Curtis, brother of Susan Denham Curtis, is pictured with the six scholarship recipients during the 2019 fundraiser event.

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