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Since 1962, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has helped local students pay for their higher education - vocational, community college, or four year college or university.
With a strong and increasing commitment from our entire community, we have grown from nine $100 book awards in 1962 to 500 scholarships totaling $8.1 million in the year 2013 with assets exceeding $39 million.
Thousands of Santa Barbara area individuals, families, businesses, foundations, and clubs and organizations have made our community-based scholarship program a model for other communities across the nation.
The Scholarship Foundation is proud to serve as an avenue whereby members of our community can establish scholarship funds to accomplish their goals, whether it be assisting a future scientist, teacher, marine technology diver, auto repair technician, business leader, medical doctor, or any of the many career choices available today.
Gifts for scholarships for higher education provide needed financial support to local students, and, just as importantly, quiet but powerful inspiration and encouragement from their community.