What happens when you get to college? What if you have questions, lack resources, or feel like you may drop out?
The Scholarship Foundation can help. We help our local students get prepared for college, stay in college, and complete college. In addition to providing scholarships and free financial aid advising, we have two student programs: the Achieve Program and the College Scholars Academy.
Statistics show that first-generation and other underserved students have lower college enrollment rates and higher dropout rates in comparison to their peers. That’s why we created the Achieve program for students planning on attending Santa Barbara City College or Allan Hancock College.
Our Program Advisors support Achieve students while they are earning their Associate degrees and assist students with transferring to four-year colleges or universities, including connecting them with campus and financial aid resources as well as peer and academic support services.
We’ve seen Achieve students earn higher grade point averages and higher rates of transferring to four-year colleges and universities in comparison with our scholarship recipients who do not participate in the program.
If you’d like more information, please contact the Scholarship Foundation office by calling (805) 687-6065 or by email.
College Scholars Academy
The College Scholars Academy is a pilot program focused exclusively on building the college awareness and personal confidence of young men of color. During the program, 12 students have met with our Program Advisors over the past two years to explore topics such as college fit, career readiness, and leadership skills.
In addition, they toured several college campuses and, in their final year, they will begin submitting college applications. All of the participants are planning to attend college.
As this is a pilot program, it is not open to new students at this time.