Educational Institutions

Scholarship Foundation Of Santa Barbara

  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • www.sbscholarship.org

Mission Statement

The Scholarship Foundation inspires, encourages, and supports Santa Barbara County students in their pursuit of college, graduate, or vocational education through financial aid advising and the granting of scholarship awards.

Main Programs

  1. Scholarship awards
  2. Outreach and financial aid advising
  3. Early college awareness for middle school students
  4. College retention and completion programs
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

We support students from Santa Barbara County.

ruling year

1964

President and CEO since 2015

Self-reported

Candace Winkler

Keywords

Self-reported

scholarships, Santa Barbara, financial aid

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EIN

23-7087774

 Number

0158155365

Physical Address

2253 Las Positas Road

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

To help close the higher education gap for students with financial need, the Scholarship Foundation has worked diligently for over 50 years to distribute funds to qualified and motivated students. Scholarship support provides a solid, tangible service that makes an immediate impact. Together we are creating opportunity and transforming lives... one scholarship at a time.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Scholarship awards

The Scholarship Foundation grants financial assistance to deserving students from throughout Santa Barbara County. Many grants are awarded to students who demonstrate financial need. Others are awarded based on donor-designated criteria, such as academic aptitude, artistic or athletic ability, college or major, or belonging to a particular ethnic or heritage group.

Category

Population(s) Served

None

Budget

Program 2

Outreach and financial aid advising

The Scholarship Foundation provides information about the four sources of student financial aid to students and parents through presentations and workshops at schools and community sites. Staff also provide personal financial aid advising and assistance with completing the FAFSA and other financial aid documents at our offices in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria. These services are free of charge.

Category

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

None

Budget

Program 3

Early college awareness for middle school students

There is mounting evidence that students form their opinions about college access as early as middle school. Scholarship Foundation staff work with community partners to introduce young people, especially those whose parents did not receive a higher education, to college options and the concepts of financial aid and scholarships. The goal is to encourage middle schoolers to see higher education as a viable and valuable option.

Category

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

Budget

Program 4

College retention and completion programs

Through its Achieve Program, the Scholarship Foundation provides support services to students who attend community college in Santa Barbara County to help them persist to degree completion. Students at Santa Barbara City College and Allan Hancock College are helped with their transition from high school to college and are offered information sessions on such topics as student life, campus resources, and academic advising. The program aims to strengthen students' college connections and help them achieve their educational goals.

Category

Population(s) Served

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

We support students from Santa Barbara County.

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Financials

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SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION OF SANTA BARBARA
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Scholarship Foundation Of Santa Barbara

Leadership

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President and CEO

Candace Winkler

BIO

Prior to joining the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara in 2015, Ms. Winkler held the position of President and CEO of the Alaska Community Foundation for five years. She has over 13 years of experience leading dynamic community-based nonprofit organizations. Ms. Winkler is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and has earned two master's degrees from Columbia University; in Public Administration and Social Work.

STATEMENT FROM THE President and CEO

"Access to higher education is our top priority. We believe that lack of money should not prevent a motivated student from achieving his or her educational goals.

Education is the single most effective strategy to ensure that the workforce of tomorrow is skilled, entrepreneurial, innovative, daring, and prepared to succeed in 21st-century jobs. It is also the best way to break the cycle of poverty and build our nation's economy.

It is estimated that by the year 2025 almost half of California's jobs will require post-secondary education. To prepare a workforce of this size, the current rate of college attainment needs to double. We are committed to help make that happen. Since our founding in 1962, the Scholarship Foundation has granted more than $90 million in financial awards to nearly 41,000 deserving students.

This was accomplished through the generous support of thousands of individuals, foundations, businesses, and civic groups. 100% of contributions for scholarships go directly to financing the education of local students."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Barrett O'Gorman

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?