High school seniors in southern Santa Barbara County have until November 15 to apply for art and honors scholarships offered by the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. Honors scholarships are limited to students who excel academically; art scholarships are limited to students who excel in the traditional fine arts. Complete eligibility requirements and application instructions are available online at www.sbscholarship.org.
The Scholarship Foundation awarded 20 honors scholarships during its recently concluded awards cycle, having received 149 applications. Honors applicants are evaluated exclusively on the basis of academic achievement. Twenty-four students out of an applicant pool of 79 received art scholarships for the current academic year. A select number of this year’s applicants will be invited to exhibit their work during art competition judging in January. Art submissions must be original works of painting, drawing, sketching, photography, design, furniture, or sculpture.
“These scholarship programs invariably attract students of exceptional talent and accomplishment, which makes for an invigorating selection process. We look forward to evaluating this year’s art and honors applicant pools,” said Scholarship Foundation President and CEO Victoria Juarez.
The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara is the nation’s largest community-based provider of college scholarships, having cumulatively awarded in excess of $123 million to more than 50,000 county students since its founding in 1962. A nonprofit organization, the Scholarship Foundation also provides free financial aid advising services. For additional information, visit www.sbscholarship.org.