Student Grants

Since 1998 we have awarded $295,000 to 130 students.

We awarded educational grants to 3 talented students pursuing artistic majors.

MLKCCSD is proud to support our local budding artists in the San Diego community.

Grant Applications

We are looking for High School artists with flair (and grit and determination). If you sing, dance, play an instrument, paint, sculpt, film, act, write stories or plays, or pursue any other form of artistic expression, we’d like to know. Apply today!

How to Qualify

  • You must be a Graduating High School Senior
  • You must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • You must be a resident of San Diego County and a US citizen
  • You must intend to pursue your art by attending a university, accredited four-year college, community college, conservatory, or art school in the next school year.

How to Apply

  • Download our Educational Grant Application (pdf, requires the latest Acrobat Reader).
  • Print it out and follow the directions.
  • Send the completed application no later than March 20, 2024, to
    Educational Grant Committee
    Post Office Box 152570
    San Diego, CA 92195
  • Call us at (619) 447-2823 if you have any questions or send an email to

Some Advice

  • Read through the application first. For those parts of the application that involve other people (transcript, references, etc.), ask for their help right away. Don’t wait until the last minute.
  • Filling out this application is going to take some work. But chances are that it would take less time than a summer job and it could be more rewarding!
  • Be creative, show us what you can do, and have fun! If you need help, please contact

School Resources

For school counselors that want to encourage students to apply, here are some helpful pdf resources:

  • Flier that can be printed and posted on a school bulletin board.
  • Some Sample Ads to publish in a school newsletter.