Friday, December 5, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Essay Contest! - Believe in Yourself

Scholarship amounts to be awarded:
  • $500 (Tony Hill Memorial Scholarship)
  • $500 (MLK Jr. Scholarship 1st Place)
  • $250 (MLK Jr. Scholarship 2nd Place)
  • $100 (MLK Jr. Scholarship 3nd Place)
Deadline: Your application and essay must be received by 1:00 pm on Friday, January 23, 2015 via email at

Each applicant must produce a clear and organized essay of 2-5 pages. The essay must illustrate how Dr. King’s philosophy helped shape the applicant as a person and the ways they have incorporated Dr. King’s ideals in their daily life, educational goals, and future aspirations. Students are encouraged to discuss difficult circumstances that have impacted their ability to pursue a post-secondary education and how they have overcome such obstacles. The committee is interested in experiences that have motivated the applicant to work on behalf of human rights and equity as well as their present and consistent efforts in this area.

Scholarship recipients must be willing, if chosen by the committee, to read their essay at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration event scheduled for Wednesday, February 11, 2015 (time and place to be announced). You can also call 831-477-3508 for information on the event. 

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