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!

2018 Student Scholarship Recipients

            2017-18 Scholarship Recipients

Andrew herrera     Cabrillo high school

anna artiaga     carpinteria high school

arthur miranda-huicochea     santa maria high school

ashley hernandez     lompoc high school

beverly cervantes martinez     dos pueblos high school

brisa morales-acosta     righetti high school

cesar santana     santa ynez valley high school

daniel chavez     righetti high school

destiny hernandez     cabrillo high school

israel alonso     dos pueblos high school

josue vallecillo     santa barbara high school

juan mendoza     san marcos high school

lesley aguilar     santa maria high school

maria dominguez     pioneer valley high school

nayeli casa mejia     santa barbara high school

raymond candelas     delta continuation high school

regina saucedo perez    santa maria high school

ricardo montiel     pioneer valley high school

ruben cortez     lompoc high school