Students and Donors: Instructions During Closure


Students and Donors: Instructions During Closure

Posted by admin in Recent News

If you clicked our holiday banner, that must mean you have questions. We can still help!


For immediate technical assistance with your scholarship application, please email Emails to and will be responded to on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.


If you would like to financially support and encourage Santa Barbara County students, please click here to make a secure donation on our website. If you would like to gift appreciated stock or other assets, please email Raissa Smorol, Director of Development, at

Thank you! And happy holidays and a wonderful New Year celebration to all!

The Scholarship Foundation


A New Addition: Bourke Wealth Management Scholarship

Posted by admin in Home, Recent News

One of the hardest things about going to college—besides finding out how to pay for it—is choosing a major. Will it be the right one to launch a career? Will it put a student on the path to success? Is there a need for more people in that field?

Those are some of the questions that Kevin Bourke, after whom the new Bourke Wealth Management Scholarship Fund is named, wants to answer for students in Santa Barbara County.

“There aren’t very many young people coming into the financial advising industry,” explained Bourke. “With this scholarship, I want to encourage the younger population to look at finance as their future career.”

And money-minded students headed for college would be smart to look at becoming a financial adviser. According to consulting firm Moss Adams, the U.S. wealth management industry is likely to face

  • Categories
  • Fast Facts

    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.