Santa Barbara City College’s Continuing Education Division has announced that it will once again offer tuition-assistance scholarships to financially needy students wishing to take one of the tuition-based classes for the Spring 2011 term. Applications are now available during regular business hours at the Schott Center at 310 West Padre Street or Wake Center at 300 North Turnpike Road. Students can access an online application and a list of tuition-based classes for the Spring term on the SBCC Continuing Education website, as well ( The deadline for submitting applications is March 1, 2011.

Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, and the number of awards is dependent on the number of applications and the amount in the scholarship fund. The scholarship award is for the tuition fee only and does not cover materials fees required of some classes.

The majority of Continuing Education classes are state-supported and offered tuition free. However some classes such as foreign languages, cooking, and other community enrichment classes are not supported by state funds, and therefore require a tuition fee (generally, in the range of $25 to $80) to cover direct expenses.

The scholarship selection committee is composed of two student representatives, two members of the Continuing Education Citizens’ Advisory Council, a Foundation for SBCC representative and two Continuing Education staff members. The group will give priority consideration to students who wish to enroll in tuition-based courses that are health-related, life/social enrichment, or needed due to special circumstances.

Registration for the Spring 2011 term begins the week of March 21 – 25. The term starts April 11 and runs for 10 weeks, ending June 19. For more information and applications, go to:


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