The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara was founded in 1962 in Santa Barbara, California. In our first year, we distributed nine $100 awards. Today, we provide scholarships and financial aid counseling services to thousands of students and families in our County, and have grown to be the largest community-based scholarship provider in the nation. In May 2013, the Scholarship Foundation was able to award 2,601 scholarships totaling $8.1 million to Santa Barbara County students. While we were pleased with this success, we were also extremely saddened to deny awards to 838 qualified and deserving students. We are always working hard to reduce this number and meet the need in our County for scholarships.
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