Winners











Congratulations to the 2016 winners! 


Collegiate 1st Place Winner $5,500, plus scholarship opportunity
Santa Barbara City College student Johannes Beck for Melonboard

Collegiate 2nd Place Winner $3,000, plus scholarship opportunity
Santa Barbara City College student Tommy Kelly for Cannacentrix

Collegiate 3rd Place Winner $2,000, plus scholarship opportunity
Santa Barbara City College student Mary Beth Larkin for Larkin


High School 1st Place Winner $1,000, plus scholarship opportunities
San Marcos High School student Dakota Crowley and team for Surf Alert

High School 2nd Place Winner $600, plus scholarship opportunities
San Marcos High School student Mildred Gonzales Salazar and team for Dulce Cultura

High School 3rd Place Winner $400, plus scholarship opportunities
Cabrillo High School student Kaiden Silva and team for Music Voice Printing

Scholarship awards available to  New Venture Challenge winners
Please review the descriptions below and submit your request to the Scholarship Coordinator in the SBCC Financial Aid Office no later than September 30 of the award year. Funds may be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and supplies.

Scholarship from American Riviera Bank
Eligibility for the American Riviera Bank scholarship requires finishing in the top three places (either as an individual or as a team) in the high school tier of the New Venture Challenge, and subsequently enrolling at SBCC as a full-time student (12 or more units). Award amounts: First place: $2,500; second place: $1,500; third place: $1,000. Recipients at each level will share equally in the funds allocated to the level in which they finish; however, individual awards at any level may not exceed $1,250.

Scholarship from the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation
Eligibility to receive the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation scholarship requires finishing in one of the top three places (either as an individual or as a team) in either the collegiate or high school tier of the New Venture Challenge. A total of $1,500 (minus fees) is available, and individual award amounts will vary based on the number of eligible participants. Scholarship recipients must attend Santa Barbara City College or a four-year college or university during the subsequent academic year. Recipients must remain in good academic standing.

Congratulations to the 2015 winners!

Collegiate 1st Place Winner $5,000
Santa Barbara City College student John Harmon for Oil Slick

Collegiate 2nd Place Winner $3,000
Santa Barbara City College students Spencer Shulem and Lincoln Liechti for Onus Retail

Collegiate 3rd Place Winner $2,000
Santa Barbara City College Student Dan Stroud for Wyvern


High School 1st Place Winner $1,000 plus scholarship from The Bank of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara High School student Mackenzie Fell for Fell Design

High School 2nd Place Winner $600 plus scholarship from The Bank of Santa Barbara
Lompoc High School student Sarahy Guzman for SGC Gluten-Free Bakery

High School 3rd Place Winner $400 plus scholarship from The Bank of Santa Barbara
Lompoc High School student Kadie Pulliam for The Blue Puzzle Project


Congratulations to the 2014 winners!

Collegiate 1st Place Winner $5,000
Santa Barbara City College students Doni Nahmias, Kian Maalizaden, Shawn Michael, Paige Grandstaff, Sara Skaugrud for Re-Leash

Collegiate 2nd Place Winner $3,000
Antioch University student Adele De Batz for Goddess Moto

Collegiate 3rd Place Winner $2,000
Santa Barbara City College Student Tom Garnett for Monocool


High School 1st Place Winner $1,000 plus scholarship from The Bank of Santa Barbara
Santa Ynez High School student Izack Romero for iGot it Repairs

High School 2nd Place Winner $600 plus scholarship from The Bank of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara High School student Pablo Valladares for ReBin

High School 3rd Place Winner $400 plus scholarship from The Bank of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara High School student Tayler Barry for Think Bright Graphics


Congratulations to the 2013 winners!

Collegiate 1st Place Winner $4,000
Allan Hancock College student Paulo Tomas for Fertile Grounds

Collegiate 2nd Place Winner $2,500
Santa Barbara City College students Ricardo Haynes & Alfred Pacheco for CraigFetch

Collegiate 3rd Place Winner $1,500
Santa Barbara City College student Anna Rowland for The Vintage Parlor

Collegiate Honorable Mention
Santa Barbara City College student Lynn Hartell for Remedy Fitness



High School 1st Place Winner $1,000 plus scholarship from The Bank of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara High School student Jesus Terrazas for Design-N-Cut

High School 2nd Place Winner $600 plus scholarship from The Bank of Santa Barbara
Santa Ynez High School student Izack Romero for iGot It Repairs

High School 3rd Place Winner $400 plus scholarship from The Bank of Santa Barbara
Lompoc High School student Kevin Yepez for Computer City

High School Honorable Mention
Dos Pueblos High School student William Bermant for SECURE




Congratulations to the 2012 winners!


Collegiate 1st Place Winner $4,000
Santa Barbara City College student Justin Connell for Garden on WheelzTM

Collegiate 2nd Place Winner $2,500Antioch University student Patience Ncube for Kitchens of AfricaTM

Collegiate 3rd Place Winner $1,500Santa Barbara City College student and Antioch University student Adam Kopras for Santa Barbara Succulent ArtTM

High School 1st Place Winners: $1,000 plus scholarship from The Bank of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara High School students Jeremy Wallop and Shane Meares for Duck ButterTM

High School 2nd Place Winner: $600 plus scholarship from The Bank of Santa Barbara
Lompoc High School student Jose Guerrero for Fun Support OrganizationTM

High School 3rd Place Winners: $400 plus scholarship from The Bank of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara High School students Olivia Alvarado, Alyssa Espinosa, Jonathan Ramos, Brandon Smith for The Ubuntu BoxTM



Congratulations to the 2011 Winners!


Collegiate Winners

The Collegiate Awards would not be possible with the generous pledge of $5,000 from Santa Barbara Bank & Trust and a pledge of a $2,500 web site from Ameravant.

First Place
The Santa Barbara Bank & Trust $4,000 Award and a $2,500 web site from Ameravant goes to Gooseberries, presented by SBCC student Ildi Palmer.

Gooseberries is a one-of-a-kind play place in Santa Barbara where parents and caregivers bring their children to enjoy play, learning, family and friends.





Second Place
The $2,500 Award goes to Tams & Sons Fire Protection Company, presented by SBCC student Joel Tams.

Tams & Sons Fire Protection Company is a full service overhead fire protection company specializing in new construction, service and repair, inspection, and design of fire suppression systems.





Third Place
The $1,500 Award goes to Venture Brotherz, presented by SBCC students Joe McDoough, Ron Faria, Abel Taylor and BB Barnet.

The Venture Brotherz is an event planning company that promotes fun and safe party atmospheres.



High School Winners

All high school level winners are eligible to participate in a $5,000 scholarship fund created with the generous support of The Bank of Santa Barbara, who has pledged $5,000 for this year and the next four years.

First Place
Participation in The Bank of Santa Barbara Scholarship Fund and $1,000 goes to WURLD, presented by Lompoc High School Students Diep Chang and Henry Snow.

WURLD is an international restaurant that serves a variety of cultural dishes; a first for the Lompoc area.





Second Place
Participation in the The Bank of Santa Barbara Scholarship Fund and $600 goes to Dons Net Cafe, presented by Santa Barbara High School students Ana Aguilar, Michelle Trevino, Karina Arroyo, Johnny Sanchez, Olivia Alvarado.

Dons Net Cafe is a student run social entrepreneurial business with three active sectors: food and beverage sales, customized products, and community service.

Third Place
Participation in the The Bank of Santa Barbara Scholarship Fund and $400 goes to TwoFinger, presented by Dos Pueblos High School students Jim Lam, Sean Handley and Danny Tran.

TwoFinger is a clothing retail company emphasizing clothing lines based on worldwide underground cultures.