A group of NYU MLK Scholars pose infront of a building for a photo. They are all diverse racially and in gender expression, smilling, and looking at the camera. Some squatting, some standing, but all together.

“In your life’s blueprint... However young you are…You have a responsibility to seek to make life better for everybody. And so you must be involved in the struggle of freedom and justice.”- The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1967)

NYU’s MLK Scholars are members of an all-university honors program dedicated to the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The program engages, educates, and empowers students around notions of social justice for building beloved community. Centered around an immersive, cohort-based learning community, this honors program offers a rich combination of faculty engagement, travel colloquia, undergraduate research, and service-learning. As a distinctive community of students and alumni, the MLK Scholars Program has developed some of NYU's best and brightest thought leaders for over 30 years.

                    OUR VALUES

Academic Excellence

Civic Engagement


Leadership Development

             OUR TEAM

RahK Lash

Director, The MLK Scholars Program

Capria Berry

Assistant Director, The MLK Scholars Program


Jessica Amador Walker

Assistant Director, Oubound Immigration in Global Services

Tanya Gary

Associate Director, Student Affairs Events in Steinhardt

Sarina Noone

Graduate Assistant, The MLK Scholars Program

Monroe France

Associate Vice President for Global Engagement and Inclusive Leadership


Alex Boone

Graduate Assistant, The MLK Scholars Program