Art Ludwig & Maya Shoemaker: Dedicated to the Future

25
Oct
2016

Art Ludwig & Maya Shoemaker: Dedicated to the Future

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The Scholarship Foundation has supported several generations of Santa Barbara County families over the years. Arthur Ludwig and his daughter, Maya Shoemaker, are one such example.

During the late 1980s, Art attended University of California, Berkeley with our support, studying integrated, ecological systems design. Over the last 35 years, Arthur has shared his expertise with Santa Barbara through Oasis Design, a natural fit for our water-deprived county.

Maya went a bit farther from home, to Evergreen State College in Washington, and majored in Environmental Studies. Currently, Maya works at the Wilderness Youth Project, a local organization dedicated to teaching the next generation to be good stewards of our planet.

As a small business owner, Arthur is worried about being able to pay young employees enough to both eat and repay their loans.

Arthur talked about graduates turning away from their ideal career and taking

25
Oct
2016

Yesenia Aldapa: First Generation Ambassador

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Yesenia Aldapa, center, with sister Adilene and dad Ruden.

“I’ve had many sleepless nights and stressful days, but I know my degree will be worth it.” Yesenia Aldapa, recipient of the Casa Dorinda Scholarship, looks forward to next summer, when she will finish her psychology degree at California State University, Northridge.

She transferred from Santa Barbara City College, where she earned three associates degrees in just two years. As she enters her final year of studies at university, she’s also helping others achieve their dreams of higher education, working as a University Ambassador for the Student Outreach department.

“I feel like this is what I’m meant to be doing,” confessed Yesenia. She is excited to share with future first-generation college students about great programs and opportunities available to help them achieve an education, like the Scholarship Foundation.

“The organization didn’t just give us

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

     

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