Adsum is proud to partner with the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara once again this year. 

To find out about deadlines, requirements, and to apply for the current Adsum scholarship cycle, please visit:

By completing the application and submitting all required documents, AB 540 students will be considered for an Adsum Scholarship totaling between $1,000-$5,000.


Applicants: Please read ALL the instructions on the Scholarship Foundation webiste, and be sure to submit by their stated deadline. Check your email frequently, as you will receive important updates throughout the scholarship selection process. If you have questions about the application or interview process, please contact the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara directly at (805) 687-6065.



Adsum Education Foundation eligibility requirements

  • Recipients must have attended at least 4 years between grades 7-12 in a Santa Barbara County school. In addition, you must have graduated from a Santa Barbara County high school by the end of the current school year.
    • Recipients must be full-time students at the time they receive their scholarship at any California Community College, California State University, or University of California campus.
    • Recipients cannot be eligible for any of the following forms of federal financial aid: all Federal Grants, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Loans. Please note that Federal Student Loans are not given based on need. For more information about who is eligible for federal aid, please see:

Please note the following:

New Applicants:

In order to be considered for funding, new applicants must turn in all of the following materials by the Scholarship Foundation's stated deadline:
• A complete application
• High School transcript(s) (unofficial is acceptable)
• College transcript(s) if the student has attended college (unofficial is acceptable)
• Academic Letter of Recommendation: Any teacher or school official from your high school or college may write this letter.
• Character Reference/Letter of Recommendation: You may ask any adult not related to you to write this letter. Examples: employer, coach, club advisor, religious official, or mentor.
• Preference will be given to AB 540 students.
• Eligible students who submit all application materials will be contacted to schedule a personal interview. Interviews must be conducted in person - no phone interviews.

Re-Applicants (applicants who have previously applied for the Adsum scholarship and have already been interviewed):

  • You must re-apply each year that you wish to be considered for a scholarship. Funding in future years is not guaranteed. 
  • Please carefully read the application for information about required documents.

All Applicants:

• This application is for one year of funding. If you are granted a scholarship, you must use it during the stated academic year. Funding in future years is not guaranteed.
• The application and all supporting materials are due by the Scholarship Foundation's stated deadline. No exceptions or extensions will be granted.
• Materials must be submitted DIRECTLY to the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara.
• Electronic materials should be emailed to
• Mailing address: PO Box 3620, Santa Barbara, CA 93130.
• You may drop off materials at the Scholarship Foundation office: 2253 Las Positas Road, Santa Barbara.