Students are selected for membership in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars Program based on a demonstrated record of outstanding academic achievement, leadership, community service, and dedication to furthering the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Students who are designated Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars complete a rigorous academic program of study in their respective undergraduate schools while participating in the enriched academic and cultural experiences offered by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars Program.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars are awarded a merit scholarship and additional need-based financial assistance, as determined, renewable until completion of the baccalaureate degree, not to exceed four years. The Scholars Activities Fund helps to defray the cost of events and activities, including domestic and international travel colloquia. In addition, freshman scholars participate in an unpaid summer internship and will receive a stipend to cover living expenses.
Scholars are expected to maintain a 3.5 GPA or better and to participate actively in program activities as outlined.