Professional Scholarships FAQs


PaCE scholarships are reserved to UCSB Students, as well as all residents of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Ventura and Kern counties.

Applications are judged holistically and not solely on the basis of financial need, and they are awarded at PaCE management discretion, and are limited by funds availability.

These programs are NOT eligible for PaCE Professional Scholarships:

  • Technology Management - Please contact Cindy Colmenares at with the UCSB Technology Management Department for more information on TMP scholarships.
  • Strategic Investments - Please contact with the UCSB Department of Economics for more information on their scholarships.
  • Environmental and Climate Advocacy (ECALA)
  • Intersectional Justice Facilitator (IJF)
  • Infrared Technology
  • Customer Experience
  • Women in Leadership 
  • Python Programming
  • Web Development


Professional Scholarships are dormant until further notice

Summer 2021 Quarter Scholarships (Awardees have already been notified. If you have not received a notification, then you were not selected.)

Deadline to apply: June 4, 2021

Response by: June 11, 2021

I’ve already paid for my course, can I get a scholarship now?

You are welcome to apply. If you qualify, we will refund the amount of the scholarship by the response date above.

How much?

Scholarships will cover 100% of the course cost up to $620.

Are scholarships available for online courses?

Yes, blended and online courses are eligible for scholarships (except for the programs listed above) as long as residence requirements are met. 

My course/program has other forms of scholarship available. Can I apply for PaCE scholarship as well?

Scholarships are not cumulative. Only one type of scholarship can be used at a time.

We may change any of these terms as needed.

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