Scholarship Foundation Announces Application Increase

Scholarship Foundation Announces Application Increase

The Scholarship Foundation has received 3,594 applications for financial aid in the 2024-25 academic year – an increase of 3.3 percent or 117 applicants over 2023’s total. The applications are currently under review, and awardees will be announced in April… Read More

Attention, Scholarship Foundation Applicants

Attention, Scholarship Foundation Applicants

You are encouraged to continue completing your 2024-2025 General Scholarship application. After you submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA), using PDF format, please attach one of the following documents to your… Read More

Scholarship Foundation Honors Student Artists

Scholarship Foundation Honors Student Artists

The Scholarship Foundation honored 20 student artists during a presentation and reception at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art on January 25. Chosen as winners of the Foundation’s 2024 Art Scholarship Competition, the students addressed family members and supporters in… Read More

Scholarship Application Deadline Extended!

Scholarship Application Deadline Extended!

In response to ongoing technical challenges associated with the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Scholarship Foundation has extended the application deadline for its General and Employer-Sponsored Scholarship Programs from Wednesday, January 31, to Sunday, February 18,… Read More

Scholarship Foundation Holds Annual Luncheon

Scholarship Foundation Holds Annual Luncheon

More than 300 people attended the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara’s 2023 Community Leaders Luncheon at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort on Friday, December 8. The annual event recognizes Scholarship Foundation supporters, volunteers, and community partners. Featured speakers this… Read More

From the Desk of Melinda Cabrera

From the Desk of Melinda Cabrera

Tuition hikes at colleges and universities tend to provoke backlashes from students, parents, and education advocates, as one would expect. Among others likely to suffer their own economic fallout downstream of such policy decisions, however, the reaction is often muted…. Read More

Scholarship Foundation Commercial Airs Locally

Scholarship Foundation Commercial Airs Locally

This 30-second PSA featuring student recipients at the Scholarship Foundation’s 2023 South County Awards Ceremony has been airing on local Cox channels throughout the month of October.

Assistance League of Santa Barbara

Assistance League of Santa Barbara

Assistance League of Santa Barbara has been a potent force for good countywide for three-quarters of a century. For more than a decade, its community betterment work has included active support of local college students in partnership with the Scholarship… Read More

A Passion for Legal Advocacy

It took Mariana De Leon a staggering eight years of meetings, filings, and legal maneuvering to obtain a Green Card. The experience helped ignite her passion for legal advocacy on behalf of immigrants. “There is clearly a dearth of competent… Read More

A Foundation Recipient Shares His Inspiring Story

A Foundation Recipient Shares His Inspiring Story

By his own account, education has been Diego Curiel’s salvation. Once a troubled teen who struggled mightily with addiction, today he is a computer engineering transfer student at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, with plans to pursue graduate studies in… Read More