Dear Carolina Community,
We are excited to announce that the applications and nominations are now open for the Martin Luther King, Jr. UNC Student Scholarship, Harvey Beech UNC Student Scholarship and the Unsung Hero Award.
The MLK Scholarship finalists and award winners will be presented at the 41st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Lecture and Awards Ceremony.
Martin Luther King, Jr. UNC Student Scholarship
The scholarship is open to all JUNIORS at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Any junior may apply 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 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.
Applications are also reviewed to understand their ability to achieve and excel academically. One first place winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship and two runner-up candidates will each receive $1,500 scholarships.
The deadline for applications is November 15. Late applications will not be accepted.
Applications must be submitted electronically at https://go.unc.edu/MLKScholarship
Unsung Hero Award
The purpose of the Unsung Hero award is to recognize UNC faculty and staff or department or community/corporate entities who have exemplified a commitment to inclusion and through their work – demonstrated collaboration, commitment to equity and building community. Nominees should meet the following criteria: Exemplify steadfast commitment to inclusion; Contributed significantly to furthering social justice initiatives, equity and diversity through their everyday work and advocacy; Made a positive difference in the lives of others at Carolina.
The deadline for submissions is November 15. Awards will be given to up to two recipients.
Nominations must be submitted electronically at https://go.unc.edu/UnsungHero
Harvey Beech UNC Student Scholarship
The scholarship is open to all SOPHOMORES and JUNIORS at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Named for the late Harvey Beech, the first African-American student to graduate from UNC, the Harvey Beech Scholarship is awarded annually to three UNC-Chapel Hill students. Winners are chosen based on academic GPA improvement (semester-based or cumulative) and contributions to campus life. Winners will each receive $1,000 scholarships.
The deadline for applications is November 30. Late applications will not be accepted.
Applications must be submitted electronically at https://go.unc.edu/HarveyBeech
We look forward to your participation as we honor those who continue Dr. King’s legacy.
Leah Cox, PhD
Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer
The University Office for Diversity & Inclusion