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SBCC Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities at SBCC:

Santa Barbara City College offers a great variety of scholarships to its students. While many scholarships require the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 12 units of course work per semester at SBCC, others are open to incoming high school students attending SBCC in the Fall, as well as current SBCC students that will be transferring the following academic year.

Scholarships are awarded based upon academic achievement and/or financial need. At SBCC, scholarships are funded by gifts and endowments from private individuals, corporations, community organizations, and foundations. Generally, they are administered through the Foundation for SBCC, the unit of the College which raises and manages private scholarship funds for SBCC students.

Privately-funded scholarships are only one form of financial aid available to students. To be considered for other types of financial aid, such as federally-insured student loans, pell grants, or work study allocations, students should complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Students can also look at the links in the column to the left for more information.

Deadlines for Applications:   

General and Department Awards:  
Annual Application Period January 1st, 2018 to March 2nd, 2018
Study Abroad: * 
Summer 2017 / Fall 2017 January 1st, 2017 to May 1st, 2017
Winter 2018 / Spring 2018 July 1st, 2017 to November 1st, 2017
 Re-Opens for 2017 - 2018: 
General and Departmental  September 13th, 2017 to October 6th, 2017

*To be eligible for the SBCC Study Abroad Scholarships students do not have to be accepted into the program, but program applications need to be on file with the Study Abroad Office to be considered for the scholarship awards.

Scholarship Award Notifications:

  • Students will be notified through their Pipeline email by mid-April as to their scholarship award status after recipients have been selected for the annual application period.
  • Students will be notified through their Pipeline email two (2) to three (3) weeks after the Study Abroad applications close.
  • Students will be notified through their Pipeline email in mid- to late-October as to their scholarship award status after recipients have been selected for the re-opened scholarships.

For further information regarding scholarship opportunities, the link for how to apply, or to check on your scholarship status, please go to 

SBCC's Scholarship page.

For an electronic version of the 2017 - 2018 Scholarship Booklet, please click here  

For the 2017 - 2018 Scholarship Workshop schedule, please click  here 


Last Update: 9/11/2017

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