Hard Work Pays Off for Local Scholars

By Nick Schou   |   May 21, 2020

In an otherwise dismal end to the academic year, there’s some late-breaking good news for nearly 2,000 local students heading on to college or graduate-school. On May 15, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara awarded college scholarships totaling more than $6 million, providing an average $3,357 per recipient.

The foundation is the nation’s largest community-based provider of college scholarships, having so far awarded nearly $130 million to more than 53,000 county students since its founding in 1962. “This news could not come at a better time,” said Barbara Robertson, the foundation’s president and CEO, who added that she hoped to award even more scholarships next year. “In spite of everything our community has endured in recent months, we are helping almost 1,800 students get a college education.”

For additional information on the foundation, visit www.sbscholarship.org.


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