Scholarships & Grants

CLICK HERE donate to our Scholarships & Grants Program. Every dollar is a step closer to Broadway!

Performing Arts Scholarships & Grants

Cultivating Creativity in our Youth

Since 2004, the Clark Center Foundation has provided over $150,000 in performing arts scholarships and grants to students and teachers in the Lucia Mar Unified School District. Many past scholarship and grant recipients have gone on to careers in the arts and have achieved significant success as performers and technicians.

We’re always looking to expand our Scholarship and Grant funding. CLICK HERE if you’d like to donate to either of these funds!

Congratulations to our 2017 Clark Center Scholarship recipients!

(from left to right: Michaela Ferrogiaro, Paige Deeds, Amanda Skillman, Robert Kiner, Ashur Gharavi)

Melick & Arlene Mendel Scholarships
Amanda Skillman (attending Southern Oregon State)
Robert Kiner (attending the Actor Training Program at PCPA)

Bernie Kautz Memorial Scholarships
Paige Deeds (attending Southern Oregon State)

Clark Center Scholarship Fund Scholarships
Ashur Gharavi (attending the Actor Training Program at PCPA)
Michaela Ferrogiaro (attending the Actor Training Program at PCPA)
Robert Kiner (attending the Actor Training Program at PCPA)

Click Here to access the 2017 Scholarship Press Release

Performing Arts Grants (Fall 2017)

The Clark Center has grant funding for the 2017-18 school year to provide support to teachers or young students in the performing arts who reside in the Lucia Mar Unified School District area. Funds may be used for up to 50% of costs for purchase of instruments and lessons, support of drama, music, and dance projects, or attendance at special clinics or summer programs in California. Applications are due by October 20, 2017.

For any questions or concerns, please contact your school guidance counselor; click here to email our Development Coordinator, MIranda Ontiveros; or call our business office at (805) 489-4196 x204.

Scholarships (Spring 2018)

Bernie Kautz Memorial Performing Arts Scholarship
Jim O. Miller Performing Arts Scholarship
Melick and Arlene Mendel Performing Arts Scholarship

1. Must be a high school senior residing in the Lucia Mar Unified School District area.
2. Must be planning to continue your education in the field of performing arts.
3. Must have a minimum of 2.0 grade point average and meet all graduation requirements.
4. Must attach a Student Data Printout with picture, Transcript of Student Progress, and a video clip, as follows: 1-3 minutes long; identify yourself at the beginning; CD, DVD, smart phone, or flash drive. If smart phone used, please film horizontally.
5. For final selection, audition required. The scholarship amount will be determined at time of audition.

Click here to access our 2018 Scholarship Application

Applications are due by Friday, April 27, 2018


Clark Center Performing Arts Association