Eligibility: Art

Art Scholarship Program Eligibility:

This program is for the South County Area High School Art Competition Program.

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara’s Annual Art Competition Scholarship is a program for the traditional fine arts, including painting, drawing, sketching, photography, design, furniture, and sculpture. We cannot accept films, video, 100% computer-generated/digital art, or any type of performance art. Financial need is not required.

A select number of applicants will receive an email invitation in December to participate in the Art Judging Competition in January.

Winners of the Art Scholarship Competition are selected from the judged group only. All scholarship winners are required to attend the Art Scholarship Reception in January to display the portfolio pieces entered in the competition.

To be eligible, you must meet the eligibility requirements listed below, complete all parts of the online application, and submit the required supplementary documents by the deadline.

  • Applicant must have attended a Santa Barbara South County school for at least four of the six years between grades 7-12
  • Applicant must have graduated or will graduate from a Santa Barbara South County high school or earned a GED*,**
  • Applicant must be planning to attend school as a full-time undergraduate, medical (M.D.), or graduate student at a Title IV approved school.
  • Applicant must be a U.S citizen, permanent resident, or AB 540 eligible

Santa Barbara South County includes Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Carpinteria.

*If you are or have been a ward of the Santa Barbara County Court (youth in foster care after the age of 13), please call our office to check your eligibility status.

**Homeschooled and boarding school students: Must have parents residing in the county at least four of the six years the student attended school in Santa Barbara County between grades 7-12. Homeschooled students must have a private school (homeschooled) affidavit of approval on file with the Santa Barbara County Education Office. They must include an affidavit for each 7-12 grade they were homeschooled with their high school transcript by the application deadline.