SFSB Extends Application Deadline to January 21

Staff Report

In light of ongoing disruptions resulting from the Thomas Fire and recent flooding, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has extended the application deadline for its general and employer-sponsored scholarship programs to January 21. The deadline had been January 15. Applications can be completed via the Scholarship Foundation website, www.sbscholarship.org.

“We feel this is absolutely the right thing to do given everything our community has endured and continues to endure as a result of these tragic events,” said Tosha Lewis, director of programs and evaluation at the Scholarship Foundation. “I encourage all Santa Barbara County students who have not yet completed an application to use this extra time wisely.

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara provides college scholarships to Santa Barbara County students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or vocational education. Students who wish to apply for the foundation’s general and employer-sponsored scholarship programs must first fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a Dream Act application.

For more information, call 805-687-6065.

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 www.sbscholarship.org.

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