High school seniors in southern Santa Barbara County have until November 15 to apply for 2022-23 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 for the 2021-22 academic year, having received 166 applications. Honors applicants are evaluated exclusively on the basis of academic achievement. Twenty-two students out of an applicant pool of 50 received art scholarships for the current academic year. Recipients are selected on the basis of submitted works, as evaluated by a panel of judges. Art submissions must be original works of painting, drawing, sketching, photography, design, furniture, or sculpture.
“These scholarship programs consistently attract remarkably talented students, and the evaluation process is invariably rewarding for the Foundation selection committee. We always look forward to evaluating art and honors applicants,” said Scholarship Foundation 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 more than $137 million to over 55,000 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.