From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

Student loan debt has been the focus of ominous headlines in recent months, and the underlying figures are indeed alarming. According to Federal Reserve data, Americans owed $1.5 trillion in student loans in the first quarter of 2018. Class of 2017 g…

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

Is college a worthwhile investment? The question has gained new currency in the wake of economist Bryan Caplan’s recent book, “The Case Against Education,” with various commentators weighing in for and against the proposition that our current system …

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

As we gear up for next week’s South Coast Business & Technology Awards presentation, I’d like to pause briefly to savor the four successful events put on by the Scholarship Foundation last week.

About 650 students, parents, and educators gathe…

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

March is usually a busy time at the Scholarship Foundation, and this year has been no different. Preparations are well underway for our annual scholarship awards ceremonies and associated events, as well as this year’s South Coast Business and Techno…

From the Desk of Candace Winkler

From the Desk of Candace Winkler

It’s been an eventful month at the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. In one sense I’d describe it as a fitting capstone to 2017.

The organization kicked off December in spectacular fashion with this year’s Community Leaders Luncheon at the …

From the Desk of Candace Winkler

From the Desk of Candace Winkler

We recently received word that the Scholarship Foundation will receive a 2017 Goleta’s Finest Award during a ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara on December 2. The annual awards honor individuals and organizations whose contributions have enhanced th…