PaCE Scholarships

Get the help you need to achieve your goals. Made possible by the Empowerment and Opportunities Fund.

Empowerment and Opportunities Fund (EOF) Scholarships are available for California residents who need to complete their degrees via Open University or wish to enhance their professional skill-set via PaCE Certificate offerings. Deserving Open University applicants will be selected in conjunction with L&S Advising. Deserving PaCE Certificate applicants will be selected by PaCE.

Scholarship for Professional Courses Application Here

Frequently Asked Questions: Professional Courses


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


Spring 2020 Quarter Scholarships
Deadline: March 13, 2020
Response by: March 20, 2020

Fall 2020 Quarter Scholarships
Deadline: September 11, 2020
Response by: September 18, 2020

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 cover 100% of the course cost up to $600.

Are scholarships available for online courses?

Yes, blended and online courses are eligible for scholarships 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.


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