SANTA BARBARA In response to growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has cancelled all remaining applicant interviews this season.
Applicants whose interviews have been cancelled will not be penalized in any way and applications will now be evaluated on the basis of required documents already submitted, according to Len Smolburg, chief programs officer for the foundation.
“We are taking this unprecedented step to ensure the safety of our applicants and other community members,” Scholarship Foundation President and CEO Barbara Robertson said in a statement. “We are also responding to widespread school closures throughout the region, as most of our interviews take place at area schools.”
The scholarship selection process will continue and recipients will be announced May 15.
For more information, call 805-687-6065 or visit www.sbscholarship.org.
— Mitchell White