The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has awarded college scholarships totaling nearly $7.2 million to 1,864 Santa Barbara County students for the 2023-24 academic year. High school seniors were notified of their awards on April 21; all other recipients were notified on May 15.
Of the $7,190,758 awarded this year, $3,523,780 will help support students in north county communities, and $3,666,478 will help support students in south county communities. Scholarship awards for undergraduate students average $3,331. Overall (for both graduate and undergraduate students), awards average $3,858. Scholarships can be used for college, graduate, and vocational studies, including law school and medical school.
“The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara remains an invaluable resource for young people and their families in our community. We are tremendously proud of our efforts to help Santa Barbara County students access postsecondary education, and thank our many generous donors who make these scholarships possible,” said Interim Scholarship Foundation President and CEO Mary Dwyer.
The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara is the nation’s largest community-based provider of college scholarships, having cumulatively awarded in excess of $140 million to more than 60,000 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.