OCEANSIDE — Applications for the 2013 city of Oceanside Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Program are now available at local high schools and at the Oceanside Public Library.Interested applicants can also download the application from ci.oceanside.ca.us/gov/ns/housing/default.asp. 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 17, 2013.
The scholarship program awarded $30,000 to 15 students from five different high schools in 2012, and has awarded over $533,100 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 2013 recipients will be introduced to donors at the annual Scholarship Garden Reception on May 24, 2013. This is the only fundraising event for the program. Call (760) 435-3377 for more information about the scholarship program.