Carlos García Barrón Scholarship

The Carlos García Barrón Scholarship annually provides two $5,000 awards for year-long study in Spain. The scholarship is named for Dr. Barrón, a professor in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at UCSB, and a Study Center Director for UCEAP in Madrid, Spain in 1970-72 and 1988-89. He was very important to the development of the Madrid Study Center, and was a driving force in encouraging UCEAP students to take more regular courses at the Complutense University of Madrid, to allow them to be integrated into local student life. Mercedes Villanueva, Dr. Barrón’s widow, has donated the funds to honor Dr. Barrón with this award.