The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship of Delaware County provides up to $1,000 in financial aid to a senior graduating from a Delaware County high school who has been admitted to a post-secondary institution of higher learning. The winner will be chosen by the scholarship subcommittee of the Delaware Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee. Announcement of the award will be made available to the area media.
Applicants for this scholarship will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and a personal commitment to learning
CHARACTER/CITIZENSHIP: demonstrated sensitivity to important social issues, appreciation for racial/ethnic/cultural diversity, and a commitment to the struggle for “liberty and justice for all.”
REFERENCE: Applicants must submit a letter of reference from a friend, teacher, or other acquaintance, who can comment on your character as defined above.
Applications can be obtained from your high school guidance counselor. If you are unable to obtain an application at your school, please request one by calling
( ) Part III Character Reference
*** All materials should be returned in one envelope on or before April 12.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Application The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship has been established by the Delaware County Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee to provide financial support to a Delaware County graduating senior who displays a keen desire and high potential for keeping Dr. King’s dream alive.
Any graduating senior who has been admitted to a post-secondary 4-year institution of higher learning can apply.
The amount of the award is up to $1,000 payable upon enrollment at a post-secondary institution of higher learning. A check will be issued directly to the student upon proof of enrollment. The award may be used for any school expense.
Application deadline: All application materials must be typed and postmarked on or before April 12 of the year for which the applicant is applying for the scholarship. The recipient of the scholarship will be notified during the month of May.
PART I- Student Information
Date of application ____________________
Applicant’s name ______________________________________________________________
Home address __________________________________________________________________
Telephone number ____________________________________________________________
High school and address ______________________________________________________
Date of graduation ______________________________
PLEASE TYPE AND RESPOND TO ALL TOPICS. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Application
Part I – Student Response Describe special training, skills, extra-curricular activities, honors or achievements during your school years that demonstrate your understanding of the vision and mission of Dr. King’s lifework.
In what post-secondary academic program do you plan to enroll?
Comment on your anticipated educational career goals.
Please share other information about yourself that could be pertinent to the scholarship committee. This information may take the form of an essay, photos of a project, a portfolio of creative work, newspaper clippings, etc.
PLEASE TYPE AND RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTION In light of the definition of character and citizenship contained on page 1 of this application and your thoughts as shared on page 3, explain why you believe you are a good candidate for this scholarship.
I certify that all information provided on this application is true to the best of my knowledge. Furthermore, I give the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee permission to investigate any of my responses necessary for it to arrive at a decision regarding my application for this scholarship. Should I win this scholarship, I give the MLK Celebration Committee permission to make this award public.
(TO BE COMPLETED BY COUNSELOR) PART II must be completed by a high school counselor and submitted by the applicant with the completed application. The application deadline is April 12.
High School Transcript attached ( )
Signature _______________________________ Title ________________________
Printed name ___________________________________Telephone ____________________
School address ___________________________________________________________________
(To be completed by a friend, teacher, coach, or other acquaintance)
Name of applicant _________________________________________________________
How long and in what capacity have known the applicant? _____________________
Based on your knowledge of this applicant, please comment on her/his sensitivity to important social issues, appreciation for racial/ethnic/cultural diversity and commitment to “liberty and justice for all.”
Signature __________________________________________ Date ______________________
Printed name ______________________________________