During the Freshman and Sophomore years, the centerpiece of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars Program is the Scholars Seminar (SAHS-UE 2 003 & 004), which organizes scholar activities, including travel colloquia around an annual theme chosen by the scholars. Discussion, debate, outside speakers, social activities, a play that they construct, a group community service project allow scholars to explore the year’s theme creatively, bringing in issues of leadership development, current events, multiculturalism, social justice, and community. This year’s theme is "Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere".
Scholars enroll in the Scholars Seminar during their Freshman and Sophomore Years. As Juniors and Seniors, while they continue participation in various aspects of the Program, they do not enroll in Scholars Seminar.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars are not required to enroll in Scholars Seminar during junior and senior years. They are, however, expected to continue community service and meet the minimum 3.5 GPA expected of Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars.
During the senior year, scholars typically complete internships/ fieldwork connected with degree requirements, and/or may participate in departmental honors and/or honors research.
Scholars are expected to maintain a 3.5 GPA or better and to participate actively in program activities as outlined.