From its beginnings, the Santa Barbara Mariachi Festival has emphasized it’s revenues towards Latinos in Higher Education. Regardless of the major, we strongly believe our community will benefit greatly from our Latino students being given higher access to college degrees. The Santa Barbara Foundation takes in applications and chooses our awarded students year after year. Once chosen, awarded students and their families are invited to a ceremony, along with our sponsors, who make this event possible.
We are proud to say that since the inception of the Santa Barbara Mariachi Festival Scholarship Fund, we have awarded a total of $609,350 in scholarships towars our youth!
2016-17 Scholarship Recipients
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Gloria Catalan San Marcos High school
Guadalupe Castro San Marcos high school
Lourdes Cortez Lompoc High school
Jasson Escobar Pioneer Valley High school
Aileen Garcia-Silva Righetti High School
Natalie Hernandez Santa Barbara HS
Gustavo Hernandez-Lerena Lompoc HS
Crisoforo Hernandez-Ramirez Santa Maria HS
Marleny Juan-Maldonado Santa Barbara HS
Citlalin Lopez-Torres Dos Pueblos HS
Estefania Nunez-Arroyo Pioneer Valley HS
Maria Rosales Righetti High School