Meet our Scholars
What makes Elijah an MLK Scholar?
I am an MLK scholar because I am passionate about being the change you want to see in the world. If you want to fix something, you need to go out and fight for it.
What makes Nya an MLK Scholar?
What makes me an MLK Scholar is my determination to bring social injustices to the forefront of the world's agenda. As an aspiring journalist, I strive to use my writing to bring light to intersectional experiences and inequities plaguing our own countries, states, and communities. I trust that my growth as an MLK Scholar will provide me with the experience needed to make a lasting change.
What makes Julia an MLK scholar?
I am an MLK Scholar because I have the ability to empathize with people from all walks of life. I work to make everyone a little more understanding than before and to make each place a little better than when I left it.
What makes Pilar an MLK Scholar?
I am an MLK Scholar because the fight for equity weaves into everything I do. I readily collaborate with others to bring justice to those who deserve it, and a voice to those who need it.
What makes Rodrigo an MLK Scholar?
My disposition to face injustices we're often blind to, even when this means going against the common principles of the societies we live in the midst of, is what makes me an MLK Scholar.
What makes Bella an MLK Scholar?
I believe my desire to put others before myself and contribute to the world through volunteer opportunities within diverse communities is what makes me an MLK Scholar. I strive to improve the lives of people both domestically and abroad. I look forward to embracing different cultures and working with communities on a global level through my education at NYU.
What makes Trinity an MLK Scholar?
I feel that I am an MLK Scholar because I want to work with my peers to devote our time and efforts to discussion and action, encouraging each other to grow and meaningfully serve our community.
What makes Juritzi an MLK Scholar?
My enthusiasm to work with other people and have a positive contribution is a quality that, I believe, influenced the Admissions Committee to nominate me as a candidate for the MLK Scholarship.
What makes Atiana an MLK Scholar?
I declare myself a student with her hands currently in a myriad of subjects as well as a startling amount of injustices to educate myself on and face. I feel that my variety of interests will give me a lot of background material to relate future learned subjects to.
What makes Ephraim an MLK scholar?
I believe that my commitment to leadership, service, and empowering others makes me an MLK Scholar. In each of my leadership roles, I have attempted to exemplify qualities of excellence, positivity, encouraging others, steadfast focus, and mentoring those who were younger than me.
What makes Aliya an MLK Scholar?
I am an MLK Scholar because of my great desire to positively impact the lives of others. This desire leads me to creative outlets where I can educate and inspire people.
What makes Caleb an MLK Scholar?
I believe that we should all work towards equality through mutual understanding. Although it may be difficult at times, I confront issues with my head up, and true humility and compassion on both shoulders. This world can be improved without leaving anyone behind or on the bottom. Because to me, none of us are free until all of us are free.
What makes Safiyah an MLK Scholar?
What makes me an MLK Scholar is the way I am able to put aside my personal issues and focus on the issues society faces on a daily basis. I'm constantly driven by my ambition to push for change so everyone, regardless of what they look like, can live a better life.
What makes Sigrid an MLK Scholar?
Being an MLK Scholar means continuing Dr. King's legacy in my own, original way. Moreover, I believe I am an MLK Scholar because I don't fear change. I like to welcome challenges with open arms and a smile. Challenges don't push me back. They keep me going.
What makes Jayla an MLK Scholar?
I am an MLK Scholar because of my deep passion for social justice and fulfilling Martin Luther King’s vision of an equitable and inclusive society. As an MLK Scholar, I particularly seek to embrace MLK’s strong commitment to peace as a method of achieving justice; furthermore, I believe the key to change is through celebrating diversity.
What makes Stella an MLK Scholar?
I integrate my hobbies with mental health advocacy in order to build empathy in myself and others around me.
What makes Michelle an MLK Scholar?
I believe that what makes me an MLK Scholar is my dedication to my community and the betterment of society through non-violent forms of protest and mainly through education.