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 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 4th, 2016 to March 2nd, 2016|
|Summer 2016 / Fall 2016||January 1st, 2016 to May 1st, 2016|
|Winter 2017 / Spring 2017||July 1st, 2016 to November 1st, 2016|
|Re-Opens for 2016 - 2017:|
|General and Departmental||August 22nd, 2016 to September 23rd, 2016|
Scholarship Award Notifications:
- Students will be notified through their Pipeline email in 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 visit
For an electronic version of the 2016 - 2017 Scholarship Booklet, please click here.
For the 2016 - 2017 Scholarship Workshop schedule, please click here
Last Update: 9/26/2016