Marissa

Marissa attended community college before transferring to UCSB to major in sociology. Starting out at a community college helped her to save money so that she could help support her family during troubled times...

Amir

Amir

Amir returned to school for his master’s degree in Education after working as an engineer. In 2001, he began teaching physics at Dos Pueblos High School, and established the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy...

Jaquelyn

Jacquelyn says, “I’m eager to encourage you to pay it forward to our community. Many scholarship recipients return to Santa Barbara with affection and dedication to our city...

Jose

Jose

Born in Jalisco, Mexico, Jose came to the United States when he was 3 years old and graduated from Santa Maria High School. He and his older brother were both able to attend college with help from the Scholarship Foundation...

Adriana

Adriana would not have been able to attend her first choice college, Columbia University, if it weren’t for help from the Scholarship Foundation...

Erik

Erik is a proud Santa Barbara native who returned to his hometown after double majoring in criminology and social psychology at UC Berkeley...