Mission & Values



The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara inspires, encourages, and supports Santa Barbara County students in their pursuit of college, graduate, and vocational school education through financial aid advising and the granting of scholarships.


The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara believes that students need and deserve education beyond high school. A lack of money should not be an obstacle to a student striving to achieve their goals.

Since its founding in 1962, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has impacted the lives of local youth by:

  • Awarding scholarships provided by generous donors
  • Advising students and their families on how to save for and afford college
  • Reaching out to encourage students who are underserved or overlooked

50th Anniversary Case for Support


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.