New Community Scholarship


New Community Scholarship

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SFSB Board Member Lisa Rivas (right) with Dena and Tom Hardeman

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara officially launched the Lompoc Community Scholarship Fund last Friday at a reception held at the Longoria Winery in Lompoc. The fund will allow members of the Lompoc community to direct their support to scholarships for students who have attended one of the high schools in Lompoc. It is the first community fund established by SFSB.

This community fund is different than the nearly 500 other scholarship funds SFSB administers because it provides an opportunity for the entire Lompoc community – individuals, businesses, foundations, and civic groups – to join together to provide critical financial assistance to its students, as well as much needed encouragement. Lompoc residents who support the Scholarship Foundation can choose to designate their contributions to the fund.

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805 Connect Podcast

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Candace Winkler, President and CEO of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, recently visited with Mark Sylvester of 805 Connect, a local online hub for connecting businesses, educational opportunities, and nonprofits across the region. Their enlightening talk spanned many topics, including the role the Scholarship Foundation plays in our community and the importance of providing financial support to local students pursuing higher education.

Candace and Mark also talked about several big ideas, such as the Scholarship Foundation’s ACHIEVE program, which is helping community college students acclimate to the college experience and reach their goal of transferring to a four-year college or university.

You can listen to the full podcast by clicking here.

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    Did you know....

    • 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.