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 2019 Clark Center Scholarship recipients!

Meet five of this year’s six award winners (from left to right:
Riley Stewart (film maker),
Melick and Arlene Mendel Performing Arts Scholarship
Destiny Cloud (dancer),
Melick and Arlene Mendel Performing Arts Scholarship
Claire Gretlein (actress),
Deborah Kastner Memorial Scholarship
Juliana Keller (dancer)
Bernie Kautz Memorial Scholarship and Clark Center Scholarship
Nathan Severance (composer/pianist),
Carol & Bill Rust Scholarship and Clark Center Scholarship

Unable to attend the award ceremony. Amy Sze, violinist,
Melick and Arlene Mendel Performing Arts Scholarship

Click Here to read the press release

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. Live audition required for final selection.

Student Applications for 2020 are now available – Completed forms must be received by April 24, 2020.

Performing Arts Grants

The Clark Center will award $5,000.00 in teacher grant funding and $2,000 in student grant funding for the 2020-2021 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.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this program is on hold.  Please check back for updates. Email to be place on a notification list.

For any questions or concerns, please contact your school guidance counselor; click here to email our Development Director, Yvette Eagles; or call our business office at (805) 489-4196 x207.