Re-Application Guidelines

Guidelines to Reapply for Scholarship Awards

First, review the application process by clicking here.  Re-Applicants need to create a new account.  You can use the same email address and password as last year.  Siblings cannot apply under one email address, such as a family email or parent email, as each application needs to be associated with a unique email address.

Click here to APPLY ONLINE.

The 2017-2018 Application Cycle:

  • Application Open: October 1, 2016
  • Application Close: January 15, 2017
  • Student Aid Report Due: March 8, 2017
  • Review checklists of required application documents for re-applicant students:
    1. Re-Applicant – Undergraduate/Vocational
    2. Re-Applicant – Medical (MD)/Graduate
  • Recipients are eligible for a total of 4 years of undergraduate funding and 4 years of medical/graduate level funding.
  • The primary criteria for award selection are financial need, potential, and motivation. Financial need is evaluated based on the student’s submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completion of the FAFSA is required for all scholarship applicants – even those applying for merit-based scholarships.

We highly recommend that you submit your application at least one week before the date given above to ensure that you do not miss the deadline as a result of technical difficulties with your equipment/network or as a result of heavy traffic on the application website.

The application for 2016-2017 academic year is closed.

2015-2016 academic year login site: https://sfsb.fluidreview.com
2016-2017 academic year login site: https://sfsb1516.fluidreview.com

Undergraduate & Vocational Re-Applicant Definition: You are a re-applicant to the 2017-2018 General Scholarship Program if (1) you completed the General Scholarship Program Application as a vocational or undergraduate student in either the 2015-2016 or 2016-2017 academic years, AND (2) you have not yet reached the four-year undergraduate award limit; AND (3) you have completed a personal interview as an undergraduate applicant to the General Scholarship Program.

Medical (M.D.)/Graduate Re-Applicant Definition: You are a re-applicant to the 2017-2018 General Scholarship Program if (1) you have completed a General Scholarship Program application as a medical/graduate student in either the 2015-2016 or 2016-2017 academic years; AND (2) you have not yet reached the four-year Medical/Graduate award limit; AND (3) you have completed a personal interview as a medical/graduate applicant to the General Scholarship Program.

Please note:

    • If you are a current undergraduate student and if you completed the General Scholarship Program application process as an undergraduate student more than two academic years ago (2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic years), you are required to start over and complete a NEW  APPLICANT.
    • If you are a current medical/graduate student and if you completed the General Scholarship Program application process as a medical/graduate student more than two academic years ago (2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic years), you are required to start over and apply as a NEW MEDICAL (MD) / GRADUATE APPLICANT.
    • If you received an award from our Foundation as an undergraduate and you are now applying to graduate school or medical school, you must complete the application process as a NEW MEDICAL (MD) / GRADUATE APPLICANT, even if you are a current undergraduate scholarship recipient for the 2016-2017 academic year.  You must submit all required supplemental documents and complete a personal interview during the month of March following the January deadline. Undergraduates and Medical/Graduate applicants are evaluated separately.
    • Click here for more information on determining your Applicant Type to the General Scholarship Program.
    • Applicants eligible for the Santa Barbara City College Promise who indicate that they will be attending SBCC will not be funded. If you are not eligible and/or are not sure you’ll attend Santa Barbara City College, you will need to fill out our application to be eligible for our funding. We WILL fund third or fourth year SBCC students and transfer students after they have received the SBCC Promise.

 

Important Information

Undergraduate and Medical/Graduate general programs assist students studying in standard academic programs on a traditional academic calendar from August – June. Colleges, universities, and vocational schools must have achieved federal Title IV approval from the U.S. Department of Education for federal student aid. The Foundation does not offer student aid for summer sessions, research, special projects, part-time studies, distance learning or executive MBA-type programs (please note, online courses will be accepted as long as they are taken from the same approved institution and do not exceed more than half of the required minimum full-time units).

Scholarship and loan awards are valid for one academic year only. No holdover, deferral, warranty, or guarantee of any kind is made for an award in a future academic year. It is solely the student’s responsibility to complete the online application form each year and submit it with all supporting
materials by the deadline. No incomplete or late materials will be accepted.

Re-Applicants must re-qualify each year for subsequent funding. Available funding and the applicant pool vary every year and there is never any guarantee of an award. Loans and scholarships are awarded based on an evaluation of the applicant’s financial need as verified by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Other factors considered for scholarships may include potential and motivation.

Students who will be enrolled at the community college level for more than two years should be aware of the 4-year limit on undergraduate funding.

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