Oceanside CA— Applications for the 2018 City of Oceanside Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Program are now available at local high schools, at the Oceanside Public Library, and on the City website: http://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=46569. Any graduating senior who lives in Oceanside and will attend college after graduation is eligible to apply, regardless of what high school the student attends. The scholarship program has no racial, ethnic, gender or other arbitrary criteria; residency in Oceanside is the only requirement for application. Students may contact the scholarship coordinator at their high school for information about the program and application forms. The deadline for submission of applications this year is April 7, 2018.
The scholarship program awarded $40,000 to fourteen students from four different high schools in 2017, and has awarded over $735,000 since the first scholarships were awarded in 1993. All funds for the program come from community donations; no public monies are used for the scholarships. The 2018 recipients will be introduced to donors at the annual scholarship garden reception on May 18, 2018. This is the only fundraising event for the program. Call (760)435 – 5049 for more information about the scholarship program.