Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara CA

For 48 years, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has helped local students pay for their higher education - vocational, community college, or four year college or graduate school. We inspire, encourage and support Santa Barbara County students in their pursuit of college, graduate, and vocational education through financial aid adivising and scholarships. Beginning with nine $100 book awards in 1962, we have grown to award $7.2 million in student aid for the 2010-11 academic year. The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara reached 23,470 students, parents, and educators in 2009-10 through financial aid and scholarship presentations and financial aid advising sessions at school sites. This is a 35% increase in services over the 2008-09. Staff attended 489 outreach events, an increase of 54% over the prior year. 495 students and families received intensive one-on-one advising in our offices.