Rotary Club of Montecito Gives Scholarship to SBCC Students
Photo: Rotary Club of Montecito members, SBCC faculty, SBCC Foundation staff, and 2019 student scholarship recipients. [Photo Credit: Nell Campbell Photography]
Source: SB City College Foundation
In partnership with the SBCC Foundation, Rotary Club of Montecito and its supporting foundation are pleased to announce the awarding of ten $1,250 scholarships to high-performing Santa Barbara City College vocational and career technology students. Rotary Club of Montecito has long prioritized education as a key area of focus by providing financial support to ensure Santa Barbara’s local youth are able to maximize their potential.
“For more than 25 years, the Rotary Club of Montecito has made scholarships available for students in the Vocational and Career Technical Studies at Santa Barbara City College; the total amount of support provided during this time exceeds $120,000,” said Rotary Club of Montecito Foundation President Cathy Cash. “This year the club awarded ten scholarships for a total of $12,500. These scholarships cover a range of vocational endeavors including medical studies, theatre arts technical skills, culinary arts, early childhood education, marine diving technology, cosmetology, and computer information systems. The club membership believes in the mission of SBCC to educate and provide opportunity to students seeking lucrative and engaging careers in a variety of career technical fields.”
“We remain grateful to the Rotary Club of Montecito for its substantial and loyal support of SBCC’s Career Technical Education students,” said SBCC Foundation CEO Geoff Green. “CTE puts a spotlight on one of the great strengths of our community’s college and the talented students who pursue these specialized skills. The generosity of the club and its members is remarkable.”
Nominations come from faculty members in SBCC’s more than five dozen Career Technical Education Programs. Faculty take into consideration students’ leadership qualities, excellence in their discipline, and community involvement. Rotary’s Four-Way Test guides the nomination and choice of scholarship recipients—Is it the Truth? Is it Fair to all concerned? Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendship? Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
Congratulations to the 2019 scholarship recipients:
From the Rotary Club of Montecito Foundation
Buehler Family Scholarship: Victoria Krause, Early Childhood Education
Chris Carroll Memorial Scholarship: Joseph Hernandez, Theatre Arts
Cash-McRoy Scholarship: Eun Jung “Judy” Kim, Associate Degree in Nursing
Fenkner Family Scholarship: Rachel Braswell-Jennings, Associate Degree in Nursing
Martin and Julia Koobation Scholarship: Ellie Piedra Cruz, Justice Studies
Lynda Nahra Scholarship: Joseph Mooy, Computer Information Systems
From the Rotary Club of Montecito
Vocational and Career Technical Scholarships: Holly Burnicki, Vocational Nursing; Maile Hewitt, Radiography; Nan May Thu Htwe, Interior Design; and Annie Lin, Cosmetology.