We have awarded over $200,000 to artists of all ages in the categories of: Music, Dance, Visual Art, Literature, and Theatre. The selection committee is made up of top professionals from other parts of California, to maintain objectivity in the judging process. A scholarship may be named in honor or memory of someone.
Take a look at some of our past winners!
ALL Award Winners
We support our scholarship applicants by helping them make
connections and publicizing their work. An advisory
team periodically reviews projects to provide input. See article, " Giving Back: A Profant Family Tradition."
The First Annual Montecito Journal Award in Literature by Jim Buckley
"In honor of the high regard we have for both the Profants and Fiesta
Finale, we have teamed up with the Profant Foundation to create the
Montecito Journal Award in Literature and to fund its nearly
$2,500 scholarship. Anyone and everyone and in any age group is invited
to apply, amateurs and professionals alike. We expect to enlist the help
of some of Montecito’s most notable authors to help choose a winner. The
Award carries with it a $2,000 check, a scholarship to attend the Santa
Barbara Writers’ Conference, and we hope (it hasn’t been nailed down
yet) an introduction to an active literary agent or publisher."