Donations are used to increase the size of the awards and/or the number of students who receive scholarships. The fund is governed by volunteers from the community who serve as members of a Board of Directors. In addition, another group of individuals serves as Advisors to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors and Advisors meet monthly at the San Luis Coastal Unified School District, Room B-3.

The leadership of the organization is responsible for ensuring that all proceeds from the Annual Chicken Barbecue and other donations are awarded to deserving young adults. There are no administrative fees or other costs associated with the administration of this scholarship program.

If you wish to donate to the fund, please make check out to Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial High School Scholarship Fund, and send it to

Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 1693
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406-1693

"It is worth paying for; it is worth losing a job for; it is worth going to jail for. I would rather be a free pauper than a rich slave. I would rather die in abject poverty with my convictions than live in inordinate riches with the lack of self respect."

---Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.