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College scholarship program now open for Oceanside high school students

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OCEANSIDE (CNS) - Applications are now available for an annual scholarship program for college-bound high school seniors, the city of Oceanside announced Tuesday.

Applicants to the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Program, which is funded by community donations, have to be Oceanside residents and plan to attend college.

A total of $30,000 was distributed to 15 students last year, and more than $533,000 in scholarships have been given since the program's inception 20 years ago, according to the city.

Applications are available at the Oceanside Public Library, from scholarship coordinators at local high schools and online at http://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/gov/ns/housing/mlkscholarship.asp.

The entry deadline is April 17. Awardees will be honored at a reception scheduled for May 24.

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