"The support and encouragement I received from the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara will only add to my motivation. … Thank you for supporting students’ dreams."
– Shayne M., Santa Barbara High School

"The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara emphasizes the importance of education for everyone."
– Syd A., Dos Pueblos High School

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

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Oscar Velasco
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

With help from the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, a determined Santa Maria native became the first in his family to earn a college degree.


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  • From the Desk of Barbara Robertson August 4, 2020 - The widespread adoption of online instruction has exposed our nation’s glaring digital divide. Closing this divide is critical if we are to achieve substantive educational progress in the coming decade… ... Read More
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Casa Dorinda residents are quietly supporting the educational aspirations of many who work at the celebrated retirement community.
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