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Timothy says, “As a young man growing up in Goleta, I truly never dreamed that I would be given such amazing opportunities in life. Somewhere along the way, someone in Santa Barbara believed in me, and I want to thank them for that faith and express my sincere gratitude for giving of themselves to afford me a singular opportunity.”

Now, Timothy is a doctor who is very involved in clinical research and has extensive experience running clinical trials.  He has published original articles on Multiple Sclerosis relating to the safety of therapeutics and the clinical predictors within the early stages of the disease. Tim’s research interests are focused on improving patient outcomes and the development of novel therapeutics in treatment. Aside from research, Dr. West has a great passion for teaching and he frequently participates in patient education programs.

The students of Santa


Couvillion & Hicks Join Board

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“We are delighted to welcome Lisa Couvillion and Patsy Hicks, who each bring a wealth of experience and leadership ability to the Scholarship Foundation’s Board of Directors. Their talents will help advance our mission to inspire, encourage, and support students from Santa Barbara County in their pursuit of higher education.” – Colette Hadley, Executive Director

Lisa Couvillion was born and raised in Montecito. She graduated from Santa Barbara High School before attending the University of Arizona where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications. She later obtained a master’s degree in social work from Tulane University and was employed at Family Service of Greater New Orleans and Douglas Gardens Community Mental Health Center in Miami before returning to Santa Barbara in 2007.

Lisa is an active community volunteer. She has served on a committee at Storyteller Children’s Center for the

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    • In 2016, we provided 3,016 scholarships totaling $8.74 million.


    • In 2016, we provided financial aid advising services to more than 45,000 students and families in our County.


    • The Scholarship Foundation does not charge an administrative fee to scholarship fund donors. 100% of contributions to support scholarships goes directly to deserving students.