This scholarship was created by the UCSB Alumni Association Board of Directors and is funded by an endowment created by the alumni of UCSB, and is awarded to current UCSB students who are related to a UCSB graduate who demonstrate a commitment to the excellence of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the community through academic achievements, leadership, and involvement in campus clubs and organizations.
A participant in the honors program of the College of Letters and Science majoring in environmental studies and minoring in education, Kendall serves as the face of UCSB and is a campus tour guide having led over 100 official tours of the campus and having represented the university to over 1,800 visitors. After attending one of her tours, one prospective student said Kendall was “eminently inspiring” and helped them realize they “would be proud to call UCSB (their) home.”
Kendall spent the past fall in Panama at the School for Field Studies where she completed coursework at the Center for Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies and now, having returned to Santa Barbara, is the president of her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega.
A strong believer in giving back, Kendall has traveled four separate times to Ensenada, Mexico, to assist with a Vacation Bible School Camp for impoverished children and families. In Panama, she served as a mentor for local teenage girls, and in Santa Barbara, she volunteers in a local 1st-grade class leading hands-on science activities.