In 2015, Laguna College of Art and Design celebrated President Jonathan Burke’s 35 years at the College by contributing to an endowed scholarship fund in his name. LCAD Trustees, supporters, family and friends attended the event in support of President Burke’s contributions to LCAD as both a longtime professor of Fine Arts and the current President of the College.


On June 5, 2020, in support of equity, inclusion, and social justice, the Jonathan Burke Endowed Presidential Scholarship was specifically designated to provide vital support to LCAD’s under-represented black students regardless of their financial backgrounds. This LCAD Scholarship will be awarded to these students to ensure increased representation within the LCAD student body. Secondary factors for recipients will be based on need and merit. The intent is for this scholarship to be a student’s gateway to a degree from LCAD and to a career in the creative arts. Scholarship support may take the form of one-time gifts, recurring annual contributions, or endowed funds. Scholarships are distributed in the academic year after they are received.


To make your contribution to the Jonathan Burke Endowed Presidential Scholarship, please fill out the form below or contact Director of Development, Tracy Hartman by email at or by telephone at (949) 715-8041.