26 May Two Ceremonies Recognize Scholarship Foundation Award Recip…
More than 2,600 college and vocational scholarships presented worth some $8 million
Scholarship winners at Allan Hancock College. (Isaac Hernandez)
The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, in partnership with the Santa Barbara Foundation, honored hundreds of area students in awards ceremonies at Allan Hancock College on May 21 and the Courthouse Sunken Garden on May 22.
The annual events recognize new and returning Scholarship Foundation recipients. Attendees at each ceremony numbered more than 600, including students, parents, educators and community leaders.
Scholarship Foundation Board Chair Don Logan and Santa Barbara Foundation Board Chair Diane Adam were the featured speakers at both ceremonies.
The Santa Barbara Foundation has contributed nearly $1.3 million in scholarship funds this year, and is the Scholarship Foundation’s largest partner.
This year, the Scholarship Foundation awarded more than 2,600 college and vocational scholarships totaling almost $8 million to students throughout Santa Barbara County.
“It is always so inspiring to meet the students who benefit from our assistance, and to realize that we are in some sense partners in their education,” said Victoria Juarez, Scholarship Foundation president/CEO.
“Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients and their families,” she said.
The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara is the nation’s largest community-based provider of college scholarships, having cumulatively awarded in excess of $115 million to more than 50,000 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.
— Tim Dougherty for Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara.