Scholarship Program


When you’re at the end of your rope, there’s no place like hope.
That hope can be found from the wisdom and understanding of education. – Lisa Barreto

Ribbons of Life Breast Cancer Scholarship*

Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world, today I am wise,

so I am changing myself…  Rumi

A n n u a l   R e c i p i e n t s

2017 Carlene Faerber and Michele Jaramillo

2016 Darci Demetri

2015 Selina Rogers

2014 Lauren L Henry

2013 Terra Sims and Eliane White

2010 Rhonda Kauer Dalton

2008 Kathy Okada

2007 Charlene Dickson

2006 Sylvia Rosolek


The Ribbons of Life Breast Cancer Scholarship is a “living” scholarship available to those living through breast cancer. This is the FIRST academic scholarship IN THE NATION that encourages women with breast cancer to further their education. It benefits those who wish to improve their quality of life by focusing on learning new skills to help them, their families, and their community for the rest of their lives.

*the Ribbons of Life Breast Cancer Scholarship was made possible by the Charles D. and Mary A. Bauer Foundation from September 2017 to September 2018


EDUCATION TO ACTIVELY COPE  –  The selected recipient receives a $500 scholarship to attend classes in Ventura County. Our goal is to make it possible for someone to take classes in art, ceramics, computer, language or whatever the recipient chooses, to improve the quality of their life. Acquiring new skills or following one’s academic dreams can be beneficial when living with breast cancer.






APPLICATIONS are available to those living with breast cancer and who will attend classes in Ventura County California. The scholarship is awarded each year.  If a class is not selected within a two year period, a new application is required.  If you would like to receive an application please contact:

Ribbons of Life Scholarship
1500 Palma Drive, Suite 239
Ventura, CA 93003
Submit Application online at
Breast Cancer Education Scholarship

Congratulations to ALL of our Ribbons of Life Scholarship Recipients!

Anyone who supports and pursues education and lifelong learning is a winner!!