Scholarship General Information

For many years, the Santa Barbara Music Club Scholarships have provided support to deserving instrumental and vocal music students from Santa Barbara County. The scholarships are made possible by the generosity of our donors who wish to provide aid and encouragement to outstanding music students from local schools and teaching studios that show promise of becoming our future soloists, orchestral musicians, opera singers, and other music professionals. Success stories from past scholarship winners testify to the importance of this support and vote of confidence in these formative stages of their careers.

We are pleased to announce that the 2021 Scholarship Auditions will take place this year. As with last year, the auditions will be virtual via video.

Residence Eligibility: Scholarship eligibility is limited to those whose permanent address is in Santa Barbara County. Applicants coming from outside the county to attend college in Santa Barbara County are not eligible. Applicants must currently be studying in, or have graduated from, pre-college schools within the Santa Barbara County, including home schooling. P.O. Box addresses on the application form are not acceptable.

Application Deadline: Application packages must be postmarked no later than SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2021. There will be no exceptions, in fairness to all. If you are mailing close to the deadline, we strongly recommend getting your package postmarked in person at the Post Office; otherwise there is no guarantee your package will be postmarked the same day you mail it.

Audition Information: Auditions will be held via Videotaped performances. Audition Videotapes are due no later than SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2021.

Scholarship Auditions and Application, 2021

The 2021 application can be found here. NOTE: Please save this file to your drive and fill it out from there using Acrobat Reader. You will NOT be able to fill out the form from your browser. You can download Acrobat Reader here.

Note: Application packages must be postmarked no later than SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2021 with audition records due by SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2021.

For more information, please email

See the 2020 Scholarship Winners here