Nancy Ransohoff Named to Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors

Nancy Ransohoff, a prolific writer and editor who has contributed to dozens of publications and websites over a career spanning almost 40 years, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara.

A native of Rhode Island, Ms. Ransohoff earned a bachelor’s degree in government at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, before serving as news bureau editor at the Rhode Island School of Design. She later embarked on a freelance writing career that would see her contribute to Los Angeles Times Magazine and Frommer’s and Gault-Millau guidebooks, among numerous other publications. After relocating to Los Angeles, Ms. Ransohoff worked as a writer and editor for Architectural Digest and Bon Appetit, including several cookbooks published by the latter. She currently covers Santa Barbara-area restaurants for Westways magazine, and contributes to Montecito Magazine, Santa Barbara Seasons, 805 Living, and Bindu Trips, a travel website. A co-author of the guidebook Hometown Santa Barbara, Ms. Ransohoff has worked as a writer for book publisher Globe Pequot Press as well. She has actively supported area schools and currently serves on the Bowdoin College Alumni Council and as a Bowdoin alumni interviewer.        

“Nancy clearly appreciates the power of language and the written word, and as such is well suited to helping us in our important work. I am pleased to welcome her to the Foundation Board,” said Scholarship Foundation interim President and CEO Barbara Robertson.

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara is the nation’s largest community-based provider of college scholarships, having cumulatively awarded in excess of $100 million to more than 47,000 county students since its founding in 1962. A nonprofit organization, the Scholarship Foundation also provides free financial aid advising services. For additional information, visit

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