Santa Barbara, CA Area Scholarships

Santa Barbara (Spanish for "Saint Barbara") is the county seat of Santa Barbara County in the U.S. state of California. Situated on a south-facing section of coastline, the longest such section on the West Coast of the United States, the city lies between the steeply rising Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Santa Barbara's climate is often described as Mediterranean, and the city has been promoted as the "American Riviera". As of 2014, the city had an estimated population of 91,196, up from 88,410 in 2010, making it the second most populous city in the county after Santa Maria. The contiguous urban area, which includes the cities of Goleta and Carpinteria, along with the unincorporated regions of Isla Vista, Montecito, Mission Canyon, Hope Ranch, Summerland, and others, has an approximate population of 220,000. The population of the entire county in 2010 was 423,895.

In addition to being a popular tourist and resort destination, the city economy includes a large service sector, education, technology, health care, finance, agriculture, manufacturing, and local government. In 2004, the service sector accounted for fully 35% of local employment. Education in particular is well represented, with four institutions of higher learning on the south coast (the University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara City College, Westmont College, and Antioch University). The Santa Barbara Airport serves the city, as does Amtrak (most notably the Pacific Surfliner which runs from San Diego to San Luis Obispo). U.S. Highway 101 connects the Santa Barbara area with Los Angeles to the southeast and San Francisco to the northwest. Behind the city, in and beyond the Santa Ynez Mountains, is the Los Padres National Forest, which contains several remote wilderness areas. Channel Islands National Park and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary are located approximately 20 miles (32 km) offshore.

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Santa Barbara, CA Area Scholarships

Bullet name award deadline Link

Edison Scholars Program

Edison International

$10,000 December 16, 2020 See Details

Edison Scholars Program

Edison International

award

$10,000

deadline

December 16, 2020
See Details

Schools in and around Santa Barbara, CA

University of California-Santa Barbara
Four or more years; Public; $39,516 average out-state tuition; $11,502 average in-state tuition
Santa Barbara City College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,140 average out-state tuition; $1,380 average in-state tuition
Westmont College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $42,890 average out-state tuition; $42,890 average in-state tuition
Antioch University-Santa Barbara
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $17,820 average out-state tuition; $17,820 average in-state tuition
Brooks Institute
Four or more years; Private for profit; $17,440 average out-state tuition; $17,440 average in-state tuition
Fielding Graduate University
Four or more years; Private not for profit
The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law at Santa Barbara
Four or more years; Private not for profit