MLK UNC Student Scholarships

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The scholarships are open to all JUNIORS at the University of North Carolina at Chapel HillAny junior may apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or handicap, whose public and private community activities demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of life of our community and campus.  The awards are given annually to students who, as judged by the MLK, Jr. Scholarship Committee, best exemplify Dr. King’s commitment to our society.  Nominees are judged on the basis of the activities and contributions that demonstrate their commitment to civil/human rights and their desire to improve the quality of life of all members of University community.  Nominees are also judged on the ability to achieve and excel academically. One first place winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship and two runner-up candidates will receive $1,000 scholarships.


A completed application must have the following materials: a completed application form, a typed essay of no more than 1000 words, and a letter or recommendation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Ms. Aubree Broadwater at

2015 UNC MLK Student Scholarship

Student scholarship for UNC Juniors
  • Please use this space to explain to the committee your campus involvement that you deem necessary in reviewing your application.
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      Please attach any additional sheets to support your campus/community involvement (resume)
    • Please list in the space provided any awards or honors that you received while at UNC-Chapel Hill that the committee may find useful in reviewing your application.
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        Please attach any additional sheets to support your awards/recognitions.
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          Please attach your essay. Be sure to write your name at the top of each page. Do not exceed 1,000 words and address the following in your essay. 1. What does the life and legacy of Dr. King mean to you? 2. How does your community involvement embody the basic concerns that Dr. King addressed during his lifetime? 3. What would receiving the scholarship mean to you?


        All applications must be submitted no later than November 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm

        Drop off or mail/Email hard copy of Recommendation Letter to:

        The MLK, Jr. Scholarship Committee
        Attn: Aubree Broadwater
        Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
        CB# 9125, 07 South Building
        UNC Campus

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