From the Desk of Victoria Juarez

From the Desk of Victoria Juarez

Many thanks to the incredible donors, volunteers, and other supporters who attended our Community Leaders Luncheon on Friday, December 7. I was honored to meet many of you and look forward to deepening our acquaintance. Our event speakers, Miguel Cru…

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

As many of you know, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara will soon have a new leader. Victoria Juarez, who currently serves as executive director of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, will assume her new duties as president and CEO of the Scholarship…

Meet Program Advisor Raul Aguilera

Meet Program Advisor Raul Aguilera

Born in Jalisco, Mexico, Raul Aguilera earned three associate’s degrees at Santa Barbara City College before transferring to California State University, Northridge, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. He has been a Scholarship Foundati…

A Commentary by Tosha Lewis

A Commentary by Tosha Lewis

High school seniors basically must choose between two paths to mature adulthood. One promises a measure of self-discovery and a host of desirable life outcomes, including greater affluence and longevity. Statistically speaking, the other offers consi…

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…

Unique Scholarship Bowls a Strike

Unique Scholarship Bowls a Strike

Greg Cooper was passionate about three things throughout most of his adult life: his family, the transformative power of education, and bowling. The longtime Nipomo resident last year paid tribute to his favorite pastime and his devotion to education…