Experiential learning, an integral part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars Program, provides opportunities for community service, undergraduate research, global experiences, and internships that bring a focus on broader social, political, historical, and cultural issues happening within the communities that our scholars are passionate about and actively want to impact.
Our program offers resources to aid Scholars in their ongoing development as leaders throughout their undergraduate experience.
Summer Internship Funding
To encourage our Scholars to pursue career-related internship opportunities, the Rising Sophomore Summer Internship Fund helps to cover expenses associated with unpaid internship opportunities (within the continental United States) completed during the summer after the first-year.
This is a one-time resource exclusively for rising sophomore MLK Scholars, offered in the amount of $3,000.00-$5,000.00.
Recipients are asked to identify their goals and objectives in the initial funding application and are expected to produce original content that reflects on their internship experience, articulating personal growth and learning.
Scholars bring their analysis to group and individual research projects, focusing on opportunities, challenges, and successes through the lens of historical civil rights movements and present-day human rights efforts at local and global levels.
We are excited to share that starting in the summer of 2022, each MLK Scholar will be able to access a grant of up to $7,500.00 to support independent (faculty directed) research, research assistant roles, and summer experiences.
Scholars will be able to access a grant after their first full academic year at NYU and every summer (up to 3 times). More information to come!
Global Study Scholarship
During the sophomore, junior, and senior year, Scholars may choose to complete degree requirements, either fall or spring semester, at one of the many NYU Global sites. Tuition is portable from your home campus to the global site of your choice. We provide a one-time scholarship for up to $1,500 to help defray the costs of travel.
Scholars can choose to study at one of NYU Global Sites include:
- Abu Dhabi
- Accra, Ghana
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Berlin, Germany
- Florence, Italy
- London, England
- Madrid, Spain
- Paris, France
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Shanghai, China
- Tel Aviv, Israel
- Sydney, Australia
- Washington, DC
Learn more about NYU Study Away.
Student Employee Position
The Undergraduate Student Assistants (UGSAs) are paid paraprofessionals that work to impact student success in the MLK Scholars Program. UGSAs are current MLK Scholars hired to aid the professional & GA staff in successfully implementing the mission of the program.
They develop and facilitate workshops on a regular basis to coach fellow Scholars on the program resources available, engage in recruitment and yield events, oversee communications about NYU and local opportunities, support service and civic engagement opportunities, develop marketing and promotional materials for events, coordinate speaker series, and facilitate community building opportunities across the program.
MLK Scholars are eligible to apply for these roles as sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Programs & Events
From cohorts meetings and themed speaker-series to summer events and newsletters, there are year-round opportunities for MLK Scholars to stay connected and engaged with each other and the values of the program.