In partnership with the SBCC Foundation, the Rotary Club of Montecito and its supporting foundation is pleased to announce a contribution to provide ten $1,250 scholarships to high performing Santa Barbara City College students. Montecito Rotary Club 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 provided scholarships for students in the Vocational and Career Technical Studies at Santa Barbara City College; the total amount of support provided during this time exceeds $100,000,” said Rotary Club of Montecito Foundation Treasurer John Glanville. “This year the club funded ten scholarships for a total of $12,500. These scholarships cover a range of vocational endeavors including a variety of medical studies, automotive and marine diving technologies, cosmetology, journalism, computer systems, and theatre arts. The club membership believes in the mission of SBCC to educate and provide opportunity to students seeking worthwhile careers in a variety of career technical fields.” 

“We remain continually grateful to the Rotary Club of Montecito for their long-standing 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 Technologies Education Programs. Faculty take into consideration students’ leadership qualities, excellence in their discipline, and community-spiritedness. Rotary’s Four-Way Test—Is it the truth? Fair to all? Does it build good will? Beneficial to all? —guides nomination and choice.
Congratulations to the 2018 scholarship recipients:
From the Rotary Club of Montecito Foundation
Buehler Family Scholarship: Yamileth Manzanarez Jimenez, Early Childhood Education
Chris Carroll Memorial Scholarship: Patrick Lownes-Santos, Theatre Arts
Fenkner Family Scholarship: Lulu Castro, Vocational Nursing
Martin and Julia Koobation Scholarship: Ricardo Juan-Maldonado, Culinary Arts
Lynda Nahra Scholarship: Tina Hang, Computer Information Systems
President’s Leadership Scholarship: Jack Dookie, Automotive Technology
From the Rotary Club of Montecito
Vocational and Career Technical Scholarships: Vincent Gonzales, Addictive Disorders
Counseling; Pauline Grillo, Drafting and Interior Design; Sarah Smith, Medical Imaging
Sciences; and Katherine Wiseman, Medical Imaging Sciences
About the Rotary Club of Montecito
Concentrating on fellowship through service, Rotary International is the world’s largest service organization with more than 1.2 million members who come together to create positive change. Local chapters, such as the Rotary Club of Montecito focus on leading polio eradication efforts, promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing the local economy. Now more than 110 years old, Rotary International continues to have lasting impact on both local and global communities.
About the SBCC Foundation
The SBCC Foundation has provided Santa Barbara City College with private philanthropic support since 1976, serving as the vehicle through which individuals and organizations may invest in the college and its students. The SBCC Foundation provides more than $4.5 million annually for student success programs, scholarships, book grants, and other critical needs of the college in order to support SBCC students as they prepare for careers, transfer to four-year universities, and pursue lifelong learning goals. In 2016, the Foundation launched the SBCC Promise in order to provide all local high school graduates with the opportunity to attend SBCC full time at no cost. More than 2,000 students have enrolled in the SBCC Promise, which covers all required fees, books, and supplies for up to two years. Visit to learn more.