ECE Workforce Scholarship

First 5 Santa Barbara County has partnered with the Orfalea Foundations and the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara to provide the ECE Workforce Scholarship to current Santa Barbara County early care and education providers.

This unique funding initiative provides monetary support to center–based and family child care early childhood providers in Santa Barbara County who are attending WASC accredited California postsecondary education institutions progressing towards the attainment of an Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or related field.

Applicants who meet all eligibility requirements and submit a complete applicaiton by the application deadline may be eligible to receive a scholarship up to $3000. In order to ensure that recipients are progressing towards degree attainment, awards are restricted to a maximum of two grant funding cycles.

The ECE Workforce Scholarship follows the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara’s funding cycle. Applications are generally available from October 1st to the last working day in January. The application deadline for Fall 2011 awards has passed.

For more information about the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara please visit their website: Additional funding opportunities for Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarship & Loan Programs are also available.