Student Artists Awarded Foundation Scholarships

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Source: Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

Twenty-two student artists have been named winners of the 2021 Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara Art Scholarship Competition. Each will receive a college scholarship for the 2021-22 academic year. Judging took place January 21 at the Scholarship Foundation. 

“Under normal circumstances we would hold the competition at the Ridley-Tree Education Center and host a reception for the winners at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art the following week. We worked hard to adapt to the current moment, and are proud to recognize these talented young artists,” said Scholarship Foundation President and CEO Barbara Robertson.

Each year the Scholarship Foundation invites high school seniors in southern Santa Barbara County to submit a portfolio of original work for its art scholarship competition. A panel of prominent local artists judge the submissions. Forty-seven student artists competed this year. Each winner receives a $2,500 scholarship; the best of show winner receives an additional $1,000 scholarship. Serving as judges this year were Anthony Askew and Patti Jacquemain.   

Isaac Babus, a senior at Dos Pueblos High School), was awarded the Schall Family Best of Show Prize. The other art scholarship winners this year are: Vanessa Antova (San Marcos High School), Mariah Brunasso (Dos Pueblos High School), Juan Castillo (Dos Pueblos High School), Sophia Curtin (Dos Pueblos High School), Kaili Falk (Dos Pueblos High School), Ryan Fitch (Dos Pueblos High School), Eli Garcia (Dos Pueblos High School), Victoria Hernandez (Dos Pueblos High School), Robert Kriz (Dos Pueblos High School), Adriana Lagunas (Carpinteria High School), Sarahi Larios Cruz (Dos Pueblos High School), Rachel Lin (Dos Pueblos High School), Anahy Navarro (Dos Pueblos High School), Fionna Pennington (San Marcos High School), Isha Prajapati (Dos Pueblos High School), Meiya Sidney (San Marcos High School), Mila Speer (Santa Barbara High School), Keola Venegas (San Marcos High School), Sophia Webster (Laguna Blanca School), Claire Whicker (Dos Pueblos High School), and Ryan Wiedermann (Dos Pueblos High School).

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara is the nation’s largest community-based provider of college scholarships, having cumulatively awarded nearly $130 million to more than 53,000 county students since its founding in 1962. A nonprofit organization, the Scholarship Foundation also provides free financial aid advising services. For additional information, visit

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