High school seniors in southern Santa Barbara County have until Nov. 15 to apply for 2023-24 art and honors scholarships offered by the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara.

Honors scholarships are limited to students who excel academically; art scholarships are limited to students who excel in the traditional fine arts. Complete eligibility requirements and application instructions are availabe at www.sbscholarship.org.

The Scholarship Foundation awarded 20 honors scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year, having received 178 applications. Honors applicants are evaluated exclusively on the basis of academic achievement. For the current academic year, 21 students out of an applicant pool of 48 received art scholarships.

Recipients are selected on the basis of submitted works, as evaluated by a panel of judges. Art submissions must be original works of painting, drawing, sketching, photography, design, furniture, or sculpture.
“We always enjoy the evaluation process for art and honors applicants, as these scholarship programs routinely attract students who are remarkably bright and talented. In fact, each new cohort is seemingly more impressive than the last. We expect more of the same this year,” said Len Smolburd, foundation chief programs officer.

For more about the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, visit www.sbscholarship.org.