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


Application submission deadlines will be posted in the fall semester of 2015

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

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

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