Art Scholarship Program Eligibility:
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 competition in January.
Winners of the Art Scholarship Competition are selected on the basis of submitted works, as evaluated by a panel of judges. Scholarship winners are required to attend a reception in January where select submissions will be displayed.
Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements listed below, complete the online application, and submit any required supplementary documents by November 15.
- Applicant must have attended a Santa Barbara South County‡ school for at least four of the six years between grades 7 and 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 a Title IV-approved school as a full-time undergraduate, medical, or graduate student
- Applicant must be a U.S citizen, permanent resident, or AB 540 eligible
Click here to apply.
‡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 and 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 grade they were homeschooled with their high school transcript by the application deadline.