The Moorpark College Foundation is awarding $120,000 in scholarships this school year to 168 students.

The scholarships were awarded at the nonprofit foundation’s annual scholarship reception April 30 at the campus Performing Arts Center attended by about 150 student family members, college faculty and supporters.

“The students should be quite proud of their accomplishments this year, and the Moorpark College Foundation is very gratified to once again present a remarkable number of scholarships to help local students pursue their dream of education,” Elad Goren, chair of the board of directors for the foundation said in a statement. “It is all made possible by the generous support from the businesses, individuals and organizations creating and contributing to these scholarships.”

The scholarships, ranging from $250 to $2,000, were presented by Goren along with Moorpark College President Pam Eddinger and Foundation Vice Chair Jodi Santino. The foundation said 80 donors were involved or contributed to the scholarship program.

Judy Temes