“The Promise Scholarship benefited me by allowing me to explore my interests so that I could contribute to the UCSB community in a meaningful way.” - Marlon Blue, Promise Scholar Class of 2019
By providing wrap around services beyond financial support such as time management workshops, research opportunities, and mentorship programs, the Promise Scholarship affords students the ability to not only survive, but rather, thrive at UCSB.
The benefits of the Promise Scholarship are not limited to a student’s enrollment at UCSB, as the program seeks to connect students to opportunities that will impact their personal and professional development beyond the UC.
Our scholars participate in internships, graduate school prep, study abroad, UCDC, and many more amazing opportunities offered to UCSB students!
Promise Scholars had their first graduating class in summer 2019!
Our Scholars enjoy a special community on campus!
The Promise Scholars program is proud of our alumni, who have gone on to do great things, including attending graduate schools at Harvard, USC, Duke, University of California, Santa Barbara, and many other prestigious institutions. Additionally, Promise Scholars have gone into industries, such as computer engineering, health care, non-profits, and many other successful career starting jobs.
We are excited to bring formerly incarcerated students from the state of California to the Promise Scholars program. Our first formerly incarcerated Promise Scholars, Ryan “Flaco” Rising and Gilbert Murillo, are here to assist future formerly incarcerated Promise Scholars navigate the University and to help us grow this amazing opportunity for some of the state’s most brilliant students.
The Promise Scholars program has recently partnered with UCSB athletics to bring incoming athletes into our program. ICA Promise Scholars benefit from our high touch model and wrap around services. We work with athletes to help them organize their busy schedules through time management; we help athletes get connected to campus resources; and we work with them to navigate to their future career and academic goals.