The Gabler Promise Scholars Writing Program began in 2019-20 with a generous gift from Elizabeth and Lee Gabler, who live in Santa Barbara with their daughter. Ms. Gabler is a UCSB alumna with a degree in English literature.
The program is designed to help students from historically under-resourced communities and underrepresented minority students succeed at UC Santa Barbara. The students, working over the course of a full year in small groups with a Writing Program mentor, develop strategies for writing effectively in personal/creative, academic, and civic contexts. This mentoring supports the students’ development as writers and enhance their opportunities for success at UC Santa Barbara and beyond.
Visit the Gabler Promise Scholars Writing Program website for more information about the program and its students.