Meet Program Advisor Samantha Alvarez

Meet Program Advisor Samantha Alvarez

A native of Santa Barbara, Samantha Alvarez earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology at UCSB. She has worked extensively with area nonprofits since high school, and became a Scholarship Foundation program advisor in June 2016. What is th...

From the Desk of Victoria Juarez

From the Desk of Victoria Juarez

With graduation season fast approaching, many high school seniors are excitedly making plans to continue their studies in the fall. This sobering statistic should give them – and their parents – pause: About 40 percent of the students who start colle...

From the Desk of Victoria Juarez

From the Desk of Victoria Juarez

While the perils of mounting student loan debt are well known and remarked upon, another education crisis is receiving comparatively little attention, despite the threat it poses to long-term economic health. I am referring to the nation’s dismal ...

From the Desk of Victoria Juarez

From the Desk of Victoria Juarez

Sometimes it can seem as though we are awash in dispiriting news about young people. Pick up any newspaper or turn on the television and you’re invariably confronted with a headline about social media excesses or online bullying by teenagers. Again, ...