From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

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 and beyond. The words digital divide denote t...

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

What should colleges and universities teach? This age-old question has taken on new relevance as we scrutinize the assumptions underpinning our civic and educational institutions. It turns out a good deal of creative thinking has gone into curricu...

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

The coronavirus pandemic is far from over, but it’s not too early to take stock of lessons learned, or in one case a lesson affirmed. As if more evidence were needed, the current crisis has further underscored the value of college, specifically fo...

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

These are truly anxious times, but I want to assure our partners and the wider community that the Scholarship Foundation remains committed to supporting the educational aspirations of students and families throughout Santa Barbara County. As you w...

From the Desk of Victoria Juarez

From the Desk of Victoria Juarez

Recent headlines regarding academic achievement among U.S. adolescents have been indisputably grim, but don’t let that color your impression of Santa Barbara County students. In fact, many local high school students are downright impressive, acade...

From the Desk of Victoria Juarez

From the Desk of Victoria Juarez

Applying for college financial aid can be a maddening process, and nothing better illustrates the point than the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. For those unfamiliar with it, the FAFSA serves as a kind of documental master key ...