Robertson to Retire as Scholarship Foundation CEO

Robertson to Retire as Scholarship Foundation CEO

Capping an impactful, three-decade career in the area’s nonprofit sector, Barbara Robertson has announced her retirement as president and CEO of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, effective December 31. A search for her successor will comme...

Scholarship Foundation Receives 4-Star Rating!

Scholarship Foundation Receives 4-Star Rating!

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has received its 10th consecutive four-star rating from nonprofit evaluator Charity Navigator. The rating – Charity Navigator’s highest – indicates superior financial efficiency and transparency in Scholars...

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

Commencement speakers commonly extol the value of lifelong learning beyond the classroom. In his 1994 commencement address at Howard University, for instance, Colin Powell advised graduates that they were “entering a life of continuous study and stru...

SCBT Awards Celebrate Local Business and Tech Innovators

SCBT Awards Celebrate Local Business and Tech Innovators

Ten standout organizations and individuals were honored at the 2022 South Coast Business & Technology Awards ceremony June 16 at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. The annual awards celebrate innovation, leadership, and success in the ar...

Foundation Hosts First Awards Ceremonies Since 2019!

Foundation Hosts First Awards Ceremonies Since 2019!

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, in partnership with the Santa Barbara Foundation, honored hundreds of area students in awards ceremonies at Allan Hancock College on May 24 and the Courthouse Sunken Garden on May 25.  The annual events re...

Foundation Announces Scholarship Awards!

Foundation Announces Scholarship Awards!

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has awarded college scholarships totaling more than $7.7 million to 2,139 Santa Barbara County students for the 2022-23 academic year. Recipients were notified of their awards on Sunday, May 15. Of the $...