Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara



Their Future is in Your Hands

In 1983, the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara (AFSB) established a Scholarship Grants program to focus on the profession of architecture with a generous donation from major founder and Santa Barbara Architect, Pierre Claeyssens.  Since that time new funders have joined to increase the funding and yearly grants.  To date, over $1,300,000 has been given to graduates of Santa Barbara County high schools studying in fields relative to Architecture.r.

Annual Awards Reception

An annual Scholarship Reception and Awards Ceremony is held each year at an architecturally inspired location to celebrate and honor the students who have received awards that year.

We strive to bring out the best in you.

"Thank you so much for the scholarship, your support means a lot to myself and my parents. Truly, without the support of organizations such as The Architectural Foundation, I would not be planning the beginning of my college education.”
Adrian Rodriguez
School, City
AFSB scholarship awardees
“With the help of the Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation I was able to put all of my focus on school and not worry about finding ways to stay in school or hunting for jobs. Without having to worry about coming up with money for school I was able to excel in my architecture classes.”
Brianna Wiley
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
AFSB scholarship awardees