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General Scholarship Program

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara’s General Scholarship Program is the primary program for most student applicants. Approximately 95% of our scholarship funds in the General Scholarship Program are need-based. Criteria that are evaluated for selections include, but are not limited to, financial need, motivation, and academic achievement. Click here for eligibility information.

If you are a first-time undergraduate applicant, click here. If you are a returning undergraduate applicant, click here. Deadline: January 15. Students who apply by December 15 will receive a complimentary application review and feedback.

If you are a first-time graduate student applicant, click here. If you are a returning graduate student applicant, click here. Deadline: January 15.

South County High School Senior Art Competition Scholarship Program

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara’s Art Competition Scholarship is a program for the traditional fine arts, including painting, drawing, sketching, photography, design, furniture, and sculpture. Click here for eligibility information. Financial need is not considered.

The 2021-2022 Art Competition Scholarship Program application is available here. Deadline: November 15

South County High School Senior Honors Scholarship Program

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara’s Honors Scholarship Program is a competitive, rigorous competition for students who demonstrate a very high level of academic achievement (e.g., above a 4.2 weighted GPA and above-average SAT scores). A select number of applicants will receive an invitation to interview during the selections process in December. Click here for eligibility information. Financial need is not considered.

The 2021-2022 Honors Scholarship Program application is available here. Deadline: November 15

Employer-Sponsored Scholarship Program

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara’s Employer-Sponsored Scholarship Program is for eligible employees of Casa Dorinda, Reichard Brothers Enterprises (Habit Burger and Hook Burger), Valle Verde, Vista del Monte, Alexander Gardens, and Villa Alamar who do not meet our General Scholarship Program eligibility requirements. Spouses of Casa Dorinda employees may be eligible. Eligibility will be verified by employer human resources departments. Click here for eligibility information.

The 2021-2022 Employer-Sponsored Scholarship Program application is available here. Deadline: January 15. Students who apply by December 15 will receive a complimentary application review and feedback.