Sixteen students from Kern, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties will attend the University of California, Santa Barbara in the fall with Chancellor's Scholarships.
Each student will receive $2,000 each year for four years as long as they maintain a 3.0 grade point average and carry an academic workload of at least 36 units annually.
The scholarship program is a collaboration among the offices of Financial Aid, Educational Opportunity Program, Relations with Schools and Early Academic Outreach Program.
Awards are offered to three qualified students, based on financial need and academic achievement, from each of the high schools participating in UC Santa Barbara's Early Academic Outreach Program.
Created in 1976,
the Early Academic Outreach Program is an effort by the University of California system to increase the number of underrepresented students on UC campuses. Each campus provides services and programs that prepare students from low-income families and who are Chicano/Latino, African American or Native American to meet UC admission requirements.