Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded in the fall semester to incoming freshmen who have outstanding academic records; have overcome economic or educational hardship and have a serious commitment to addressing issues of social justice as servant leaders or as scholars. This scholarship ranges from $6,500-$8,500 and is renewable. Eligibility:-Must attend MLK community bi-weekly meetings-MLK Orientation: Last weekend in July (Saturday morning through Sunday lunch)-Must maintain a 3.0 (the cumulative for your MLK peer group is 3.5 and honorary society entrance)-Must perform a minimum of 20 hours of community service per semester (applicants are encouraged to complete 100 hours per twelve months for United States Presidential citation)-Must attend an annual retreat the last weekend (Friday-Sunday) in September-Must take the MLK Honors Seminar in the spring semester of the first year -Will function on committees to plan campus/off campus programming-Will eventually function as the chair of a campus or off-campus program-Must produce a "magnum opus" (a great work demonstrated through developing a community project or a scholarly paper dedicated to the pursuit of a social justice issue) during the four year periodFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $8,500
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes