Scholarship Funds

Today, undergraduate and graduate degrees have become a necessity rather than an advantage to potential employers. As funding for education becomes increasingly unpredictable, more and more students depend on scholarships to help them pursue their dreams. A scholarship can make the difference in the ability of students to complete the degree. Scholarship funds are awarded to incoming or continuing students based on financial need and academic and community service potential.

Roy Mankovitz Memorial Board of Trustees Scholarship Fund

By making a gift to the Roy Mankovitz Memorial Board of Trustees Scholarship Fund, you can give students an opportunity they might not otherwise have to pursue higher education at AUSB.

Endowed Scholarship Funds

An endowed scholarship fund of $25,000 or more creates a permanent legacy for our students by establishing perpetual scholarship assistance from the derived income. An endowed scholarship fund may be donor-designated or donor-named and based on need and/or merit. A variety of specific endowed scholarships are available for each of our academic degree programs, as described at the links below:

BA Scholarships

President’s Educational Access Grant

Reduces the cost of attendance for students who wish to complete their undergraduate degrees at AUSB and who are in their first academic terms at AUSB. It is intended specifically to assist students with the transition to their new academic program.

The Richard Morrow Scholarship in Communications
Named for faculty emeritus, Richard “Dick” Morrow, this scholarship is awarded to a student who is committed to pursuing a career or graduate study in Communications.

Santa Barbara City College Bridge Program Scholarship
Augments the cost reduction that is built into our “Bridge Program,” which enables students to transfer up to one full year more of academic credit than at other colleges and universities. Full or part-time transfer students from SBCC may be awarded scholarships to further reduce tuition costs.

Engaged Citizen Scholarship
Intended to assist students who have demonstrated their engagement in and commitment to the community, and who continue that involvement while at AUSB.

Hutton Parker Foundation Bridge Scholarships
This special scholarship fund is intended to assist Santa Barbara City College students and enable them to take full advantage of our “Bridge Program.” Priority will be given to students who are from under-represented groups or who are otherwise considered under-served.

Math/Science Scholarship for Teachers
This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate degree completion student who has declared an interest in entering one of AUSB’s teacher credentialing programs and who is particularly interested in teaching math and/or science.

Graduate Program in Education Scholarships

The Horace Mann Progressive Educator Scholarship
Awarded to students who demonstrate the interest in and commitment to progressive education and to a diverse and inclusive academic community.

Supporting Local Teachers Scholarship
Intended to assist students whose circumstances have required them to delay the completion of their educations, and who are highly motivated to complete both a teaching credential and their Masters degree requirements.

Engaged Citizenship Scholarship
This scholarship award is to assist students who have demonstrated their engagement in the community, and who are committed to continue that involvement while at AUSB.

Diversity Scholarship
Awarded to students with a financial need who have demonstrated their commitment to working in under-represented communities and the skills and sensitivity that will contribute to their future success in these efforts.

Math/Science Fellowship for Teachers
The Math/Science Fellowship for Teachers is intended to encourage students to specialize in teaching math or science. It may be awarded to a former undergraduate student recipient of AUSB’s math/science scholarship who wishes to pursue graduate study in Educational Leadership.

MACP Scholarships

Commitment to Community Mental Health Scholarship
Recipients of the Commitment to Community Mental Health Scholarship demonstrate their commitment to excellence in the area of community mental health and a desire to work in social service agencies or other not-for-profit treatment facilities.

Returning Professional Scholarship
Intended for students who have had to delay the completion of their graduate education for five or more years and it provides tuition remission assistance to students with financial need and who may be older adults or single parents. Preference is given to students who are highly motivated to complete their education and may have the additional challenges of caring for their own children and/or older relatives.

Engaged Citizen Scholarship
For students who have demonstrated their engagement and commitment to the community, and who continue that involvement while at AUSB.

Latino/Latina Mental Health Scholarship
Awarded to students with financial need who have a commitment to working in the Latino/Latina community and the skills and sensitivity that will contribute to their future success in these efforts. Recipients must be bi-lingual or demonstrate strong Spanish language skill developmen

Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology Scholarships

Community Psychological Service Scholarship
Recipients of the Community Psychological Service Scholarship demonstrate their commitment to excellence in the area of providing psychological services to the community through community mental health agencies and other not-for-profit treatment facilities. This award is given to a PsyD student who is committed to completing a one-year pre-doctoral clinical training practicum at a community mental health agency or other treatment facility that serves diverse and under-represented groups.

Developmental Assets Fellowship
The Developmental Assets Fellowship is awarded to a doctoral student who is conducting dissertation research in the broad area of strength-based development among children and adolescents.

Returning Professionals Scholarship
Intended for students who have had to delay the completion of their graduate education for five or more years and it provides tuition remission assistance to students with financial need and who may be older adults or single parents. Preference is given to students who are highly motivated to complete their education and may have the additional challenges of caring for their own children and/or older relatives.

Engaged Scholar Award
Awarded yearly to one doctoral student in Clinical Psychology to assist with dissertation research expenses.

Diversity Scholarship
Awarded yearly to one doctoral student in Clinical Psychology who is conducting dissertation research on a topic that addresses the needs of under-represented groups.

New Program Development Scholarship Opportunities

Commitment to Community Scholarship
Recipients demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the area of community volunteerism and a desire to work in community service agencies or other not-for-profit organizations.

Returning Professionals Scholarship
Intended for students who have had to delay the completion of their graduate education for five or more years and it provides tuition remission assistance to students with financial need and who may be older adults or single parents. Preference is given to students who are highly motivated to complete their education and may have the additional challenges of caring for their own children and/or older relatives.

Diversity Scholarship
Awarded to students with a financial need who have demonstrated their commitment to working in under-represented communities and the skills and sensitivity that will contribute to their future success in these efforts.