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Claud Hardesty “Always A Don” Alumni Scholarship

The SBHS Alumni Association is proud to announce the Claud Hardesty “Always a Don” Alumni
Scholarship. This new annual scholarship program has been made possible by a perpetual grant from
the Claud H. Hardesty Trust, in which Mr. Hardesty, former SBHS Principal (1957-1970), stipulated that not
only was his bequest to benefit graduating SBHS Seniors, but SBHS alumni as well.

The SBHS Alumni Association will now award scholarships to alumni Dons who want to continue or
return to school, finish a degree, attend a trade school, increase job opportunities, or explore a
new interest. Applicants must have attended SBHS for at least 4 semesters and provide other
information relating to need and educational plans.

Since the Santa Barbara High School Alumni Association’s scholarship program began in 1976,
$963,465.00 have been awarded to 857 graduates. Due to Mr. Hardesty’s generosity, we can now add
alumni Dons to this impressive program.

As Dons we are proud to be able to offer this opportunity to our community. Applications are due by
February 1, 2017. Awards will apply to the 2017-2018 academic year. The application can be accessed

If you have questions about this scholarship, please contact the SBHS Alumni Association by email at

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