Rowe Elected Scholarship Foundation Board Chair

Rowe Elected Scholarship Foundation Board Chair

Matt Rowe, a former attorney turned successful financial advisor and investment management analyst, has been elected chair of the Board of Directors for the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. His two-year term began July 1. A native of Melbo...

SCBT Awards Celebrate Local Business Success

SCBT Awards Celebrate Local Business Success

Eight standout organizations and individuals received 2020-2021 South Coast Business & Technology Awards during a virtual ceremony on June 17. Now in their 27th year, the awards celebrate innovation, leadership, and success in the area...

Foundation Awards Over $8 Million in Scholarships

Foundation Awards Over $8 Million in Scholarships

The Scholarship Foundation has awarded college scholarships totaling more than $8 million to 2,247 Santa Barbara County students for the 2021-22 academic year. Recipients were notified of their awards on Saturday, May 15. Of the $8,023,167 awarded...

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

The U.S. economy is rebounding sharply from its lockdown-induced malaise, but it may be years before some sectors fully recover, if at all. Among those that survive, some will emerge from the pandemic fundamentally changed. The nation’s postsecondary...

Art Scholarship Competition Video Recap

Art Scholarship Competition Video Recap

The Scholarship Foundation was unable to host its traditional art scholarship competition and reception in partnership with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) this year. Instead, we successfully mounted a substitute event at our office, and are p...

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

Much of the news out of our nation’s colleges and universities has been less than encouraging of late, especially as it relates to the fortunes and experiences of undergraduates and would-be undergraduates. Enrollment is down, freshmen increasingly r...