Scholarship Foundation Announces Application Total

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has received 3,619 applications for financial aid in the 2018-19 academic year. The Foundation had extended the application deadline for its general and employer-sponsored scholarship programs to January 21 from January 15, in response to disruptions stemming from the Thomas Fire and the resulting catastrophic mudflows in Montecito.  

“This is a remarkably strong showing given everything our community has been through. We are now turning our attention to the exciting work of processing these applications and awarding scholarships to deserving students throughout the county,” said Tosha Lewis, director of programs and evaluation at the Scholarship Foundation. “We expect to interview more than 1,500 students in March with the help of nearly 200 dedicated volunteers.”  

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara provides college scholarships to Santa Barbara County students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or vocational education. For more information, call 805-687-6065 or visit

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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