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...

Art Scholarship Winners on KZSB

Art Scholarship Winners on KZSB

Radio host Elizabeth Stewart recently interviewed three of this year's art scholarship winners – Isaac Babus, Claire Whicker, and Meiya Sidney – along with legendary photographer Santi Visalli on her weekly show. The program, which aired February ...

Scholarship Foundation in the News

Scholarship Foundation in the News

Isaac Babus, a senior at Dos Pueblos High School, won best in show in the 2021 Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara Art Scholarship Competition on January 21. The Scholarship Foundation awarded 22 student artists a college scholarship for the 2021-22 academic y...

Board Member Spotlight: Erik Frost

Board Member Spotlight: Erik Frost

While some education advocates emphasize tenets and theories, Erik Frost has long preferred a more hands-on approach, be it in the classroom, at community events, or under the hood of a car. “It sure has been fun,” said the longtime automotive ins...