Yesenia Aldapa: First Generation Ambassador

Yesenia Aldapa: First Generation Ambassador

“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… Read More

Art Ludwig & Maya Shoemaker: Dedicated to the Future

Art Ludwig & Maya Shoemaker: Dedicated to the Future

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… Read More

Andrew Myers: Service to the Community

Andrew Myers: Service to the Community

Volunteer tutor. Eagle Scout. Captain of the varsity tennis team. President of the St. Joseph High School underwater robotics team. These are just a few of Andrew Myers’ accomplishments outside of his academic achievements, which are also impressive—Andrew consistently ranked… Read More

Paying it Forward: The Four Ingenieros

Paying it Forward: The Four Ingenieros

“There’s a population who don’t get certain opportunities—maybe they work, maybe they have a family and they can’t focus on their education,” stated Juan Zepeda, a former Scholarship Foundation recipient. “We want to help that population because we were that… Read More

In Memoriam: Edward and Barbara Vernon

Edward “Ed” Vernon and his wife, Barbara, were supporters of the Scholarship Foundation for 31 years. The community of Santa Barbara was saddened by the loss of this generous couple who passed within just days of each other last February.