The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.
In May The Scholarship Foundation reviewed 3,307 applications during its scholarship awards cycle and awarded just over $6 million in scholarships to 1,814 Santa Barbara County students.
Scholarship awards for undergraduates at four-year schools averaged $3,311; graduate student awards (excluding those for medical school) averaged $5,873.
The Scholarship Foundation also supports students pursuing vocational training. Eligible students may receive up to five years of undergraduate funding and four years of medical/graduate-level funding.
The primary criteria for award selection are financial need, academic achievement, and motivation.
The deadline to apply for financial aid from the Scholarship Foundation during the 2021-2022 academic year is January 15, 2021.
"Santa Barbara County students should begin the application process as soon as possible, as they may have questions or otherwise require assistance. A reminder: not all applicants will receive financial assistance. Earlier this year we had to turn away more than 1,000 eligible applicants," said Foundation President and CEO Barbara Robertson.
For more information on eligibility requirements and application instructions visit this website.