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MLK/Edith Wiggins High School Senior Scholarship

The MLK University/Community Planning Corporation will open applications for the 2023 MLK Jr./Edith Wiggins Scholarship in Spring 2023.

To apply and for more information about the scholarship and application process, visit mlkpc-ch.org/mlk-high-school-student-scholarship/

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Edith Wiggins Scholarship is a need-based scholarship that promotes the advancement of higher education and helps to alleviate the burden of financing a college education. Each year, the scholarship committee awards a minimum of $1,500 in scholarships to approximately ten (10) graduating seniors who have demonstrated financial need, a commitment to community involvement and improvement through their civic, educational and religious activities.

Your application will be scored based on the following criteria:

  • Graduating senior who attends high school in Orange County, NC
  • Academic Performance
  • Involvement/Civic Engagement/Leadership
  • Application Presentation/Completion
  • Essay Responses
  • References
  • Responsibilities and Financial Need (Income limits for families in Chapel Hill/Orange County)

Best of luck to all applications.

If you have questions, please email mlkpcchapelhill@gmail.com.

Winners of the MLK High School Senior Scholarship from 1995 to the present are as follows:

Grace Akoth – NC Central University

Sarah Durham – UNC Wilmington

Yungkee Ellison – Methodist University

Joanna Fernandez – UNC Greensboro

Carolina Guerrero – East Carolina University

Monica Peralta Fernandez – Cornell University

Layney Harris – NC State University

Dana Herring – UNC Greensboro

Kayla Jones – NC Central University

Kendall Lytle – Elon University

Ethan Herrera Ramos – Appalachian State University

Marquette Bowers

Alexander Herring

Jamy Mavoungou

Jalen Merritt

Zarria Morgan

Shatoria Noel

Sofia Pelaez

Vivianna Strong

Ethan Taylor

Laila Valentine

Rafe Waheed

Kam Walker

Marquette Bowers

Kaelyn Elien

Alexander Herring

Jamy Mavoungou

Jalen Merritt

Zarria Morgan

Shatoria Noel

Sofia Pelaez

Vivianna Strong

Ethan Taylor

Laila Valentine

Rafe Waheed

Kam Walker

Tonantzy Arellano (Durham Technical Community College)

Maria Banda-Ariza (NC State University)

Namron Chapman (A&T State University)

Isaiah Crew-Davis (North Carolina Central University)

Elodie Deneassembaye (High Point University)

Sakina Duncanson (A&T State University)

Daniel Gonzalez (UNC-Greensboro)

Jackson Lehner (Princeton University)

Estefani Elizabeth Martinez-Medrano (UNC-Greensboro)

Lilian Merino-Gomez (Durham Technical Community College)

Natalie Munoz Melesio (Florida International University)

Talaysha Ruffin (UNC-Greensboro)

Jacoby Satterfield (A&T State University)

Kendall Underberg (University of New Haven)

Zara Iman Waheed (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Caroline Baldwin (Haverford College)

Tyrese Britten (Clemson University)

Brandon Carden (UNC-Wilmington)

Elizabeth Eberst (NC State University)

Imani Edwards (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Nadiya Farrington (Cornell University)

Faith Foushee (High Point University)

Alina Santos Agua Hedionda (Guilford College)

Maria Solorzano-Ariza (Meredith University)

Javon Wells (East Carolina University)

Isaiah Armistad (UNC-Charlotte)

Andre Bichalo Cecctti (UNC Student)

Natalie Chandler (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Mateo Echeverry (UNC-Charlotte)

Cristal Gonzalez (UNC-Greensboro)

Tariah Johnson (Howard University)

Trinity Johnson (UNC Student)

Noah Jones (UNC-Charlotte)

Kayla Merriweather (New York University)

Rubi Franco Quiroz (UNC Student)

Najah Walker (Howard University)

Hannah Wilkin (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Sunshine Alvarez (Salem College)

Jerrell Atwater (Howard University)

Nia Bowers (Spelman College)

Shanika Brown (UNC-Greensboro)

Emilie Khadim (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Charles Merritt (Appalachian State University)

Bradley Opere (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Maria Peralta (Guilford College)

Carlos Perez (Johnson & Wales University)

Ehmu Ra (Durham Technical Community College)

Aqutter Richardson (UNC-Greensboro)

Tay Nay Sar (Alamance Community College)

Joseph Satterwhite (UNC-Charlotte)

Jada Young (North Carolina Central University)

Shera Chelani (NC State University)

Sarah Clabo (Anderson University)

Aatia Davidson (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Marty Davidson (UNC Student)

Michelle Everette (UNC-Greensboro)

Abigail Garcia (Alamance Community College)

Darian Ashley Lee (UNC-Greensboro)

Ethan Malawsky (Emory University)

Ashlyn McIver (Winston Salem State University)

Tileya McQuillian (High Point University)

Brandon Miles (East Carolina University)

Michael Morrison (UNC Student)

Cecilia Polanco (UNC Student)

Marilyn Reyes (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Cristopher Sisco (UNC-Greensboro)

John Martin Alcox (North Greenville University)

Brianna Albritton (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Maryam Ali (Duke University)

Danielle S. Bailey (UNC-Pembroke)

Mary K. Gregory (Appalachian State University)

Joye Gregory (Appalachian State University)

Ashlyn Jeffries (A&T State University)

Sangeetha Kumar (UNC Student)

Eryka Lackey (East Carolina University)

Joe Piscitellis (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Layla K. Quran (UNC Student)

Emilio Vicente (UNC Student)

Tara Weller (Appalachian State University)

Brinklee Bailey (UNC-Greensboro)

Viviana Bonilla-Lopez (UNC Student)

Miguel Castillo (UNC-Greensboro)

Christopher Chapman (UNC-Greensboro)

Kevin Claybren (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Kailah M. Farrington (UNC Pembroke)

Natalie Hartmond (Florida State University)

Elizabeth Hawryluk (UNC Student)

Yuti Li (Duke University)

Eh Moo (Alamance Community College)

Anderson Pope (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Jeimy Salazar (Barton College)

Thar Thwai (Catawba College)

Vanessa Amoako (Ashesi University)

Leah Anderson (NC State University)

Grant Berry (UNC-Wilmington)

Katharine Bumgarner (Gardner-Webb University)

Tia Davis (UNC Student)

Montrey DeLoatch (Hampton University)

Dah Eh Htoo (Alamance Community College)

Camille Jones (Howard University)

Asis Khan (UNC Student)

Jeremy Knight (UNC Student)

Lillian Lovingood (UNC-Asheville)

Katherine Mulligan (UNC-Chapel Hill)

TraVon Nichols (Wesleyan College)

Ain Thee Paung (Durham Technical Community College)

Kianna Sisco (UNC-Greensboro)

Brittany Smith (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Andrea Stewart (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Isaac Adams (UNC Student)

Hannah Allison (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Sara Berry (NC State University)

Taylor Boyce (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Eric Campbell (UNC Student)

Jane Chen (Duke University)

Teon Dolby (Morgan State University)

Devon Forney (UNC-Charlotte)

Kyle Grant (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Nathan Harris (NC State University)

Breana Lea (UNC-Charlotte)

Jasmine Parrish (Elizabeth City State University)

Benjamin Rose (UNC-Wilmington)

Channing Scott (Hampton University)

Keosha Alston (Alamance Community College)

Louisa Appiah (UNC-Greensboro)

Ronald Bilbao (UNC Student)

Meghan Bradsher (UNC-Charlotte)

Ebony Edwards (NC State University)

Khaylah Epps (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Alexis Gaddy (UNC-Charlotte)

Erica Geer (NC Central University)

Stefanie Hamilton (Alamance Community College)

Molly Harkavy (Bowdoin College)

Christina Jusino (UNC Student)

Katherine Krantz (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Jolisa Mercer (UNC-Greensboro)

Logan Paul (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

Paung Paung (Durham Technical Community College)

Della Purefoy (Florida A&M University)

Sarah Rosemond (Appalachian State)

Nicholas Shriner (Appalachian State University)

Kaitlyn Stubblefield (NC State University)

Marta Baird (Alamance Community College)

Kendal Beals (Dickson College)

Latina Brooks (UNC-Greensboro)

Shawanna Copeland (NC A&T State University)

Sydney Davis (Spelmen College)

Genevieve d’Cruz (Elon University)

Aimee Desrochers (UNC-Charlotte)

Taylor Gillard (University of Virginia)

Rasheed Harper (UNC-Charlotte)

Ashley Harrington (UNC Student)

Mariana Hernandez (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Remington Jarrett (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Kala Owens (Florida State University)

Lauren Pearson (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Jonathon Smith (Elon University)

Nicholas Speaker (Howard University)

Jasmine Thompson (UNC-Charlotte)

Krystal Turner (UNC-Charlotte)

Maggie West (UNC Student)

Charles Williams III (University of South Florida)

Emily Wirzba (Furman University)

Christopher Belhorn (UNC Student)

Michael Bohn (Appalachian State University)

Kierra Cheek (UNC-Charlotte)

Jeffrey Chen (UNC Student)

De’Sharie Covington (UNC-Greensboro)

Michaele Evans (Spelman College)

Teresa Gil (Queens University of Charlotte)

Donald Hawkins II (Winston-Salem State University)

Alisha Lee (East Carolina University)

Elizabeth Leon (NC State University)

Sakinah Omar (NC State University)

Yolanda Paylor (Winston-Salem State University)

Jessica Pope (NC State University)

Charles Rosemond (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Elizabeth Scott (NC State University)

Rosanna Scott (Meredith College)

Angelo Sharp (Appalachian State University)

Chiquanna Villines (UNC-Greensboro)

Kierra Villines (Howard University)

Aliah Abdul-Rauf (Peace College)

Aja Daniels (NC State University)

Rachel Hanzak (Lake Erie University)

Lamar Hill (NC State University)

Tanisha Lea (Queens University of Charlotte)

Natasha Masand (NC State University)

Thomas Morrow (Gardner Webb University)

Tiffany Morrow (UNC-Greensboro)

Sherrita Motley (Benedict College)

Colleen Murphy (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Celeste Paylor (NC A&T State University)

Alexanderia Poole (Howard University)

Jonathan Pourzal (UNC Student)

Christina Rose (NC State University)

Elizabeth Shin (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Melanie Shivraj (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Claire Superak (Skidmore College)

Hudson Vaughn (UNC Student)

Natasha Vos (NC State University)

Katharine Weislak (NC State University)

Adrienne Wollman (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Lena Adileh (UNC-Greensboro)

Isabella Archer (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Stephen Arthur (Hampton University)

Vernon Cathcart (UNC Student)

Charlissa Copeland (North Carolina Central University)

Allie Efland (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Stevie Green (Hampton University)

Tiarra Headen (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Camille Jawwaad

Matthew Jones (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Benjamin Kaplan-Singer (UNC Student)

Lavashlyn Lowery (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Monique McAdoo (UNC-Greensboro)

Donald McCray

Ashley Pope (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Erin L. Shigekawa  (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Tamu Tafari

Takisha Whitted (ECPI College of Technology)

Philop Wotortsi (NC State University)

Yuwsuf Bell (UNC-Greensboro)

Emily Buress (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Ramona Dowdell (Western Carolina University)

Marissa Heyl (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Isiah Hunter (NC A&T State University)

Lashae James (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Dvir Kafri (Rice University)

Oren J. Mechanic (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Cayley Pater (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Karysha Reid (UNC-Greensboro)

Tamyra Villines (Wesleyan College)

Christine Wai (Greensboro College)

Ada Wilson (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Erica Young (NC State University)

Jessica Breeze (NC A&T State University)

Kristen Cozart (Hampton University)

Carla Davis-Castro (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Chase Freedman (East Carolina University)

Chandra Harrington (NC State University)

Hafeezah Omar (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Meredith Sawyer (Elon University)

Fernando Soto (UNC Student)

Tabitha Webb (NC A&T State University)

Liliy West (UNC Student)

Caitlin Carson (UNC-Charlotte)

Evelyn Chang (Duke University)

Krishonda Degraffenreid (NC Central University)

LaRhonda Dowdell (UNC-Charlotte)

Kevin Gitia (UNC-Charlotte)

Eric McAden (UNC-Charlotte)

Samaya Qureshi (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Lydia Roberts (UNC-Asheville)

Brandon Rogers (NC A&T State University)

Shamika L. Thompson (Bennett College)

Justin Weeks (NC Central University)

Katie Burns (Winston-Salem State University)

Andrew Carter (United States Air Force Academy)

Krysterpher Farrington (Hampton University)

Yuan Yuan Grace Ho (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Jack Lawrence (Johns Hopkins University)

Mauricio Leon-Juarez (East Carolina University)

Anne Mwaniki (NC State University)

Emily Nelson (Vanderbilt University)

Brian Rogers (UNC-Greensboro)

Muhammad Sarhan (Duke University)

Irene Chan (Cornell University)

Randi DeMagistris (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Dante Farrar (NC A&T State University)

Terrence Hairston (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Javica Jackson (Campbell University)

Michael Laney (NC A&T State University)

Antwuon Riggsbee (NC A&T State University)

Keymia Sharp (NC State University)

Jacqueline Sharpe (UNC-Greensboro)

Jessica Watson (UNC-Charlotte)

Catherine Dain (Harvard College)

Yolanda Headen (East Carolina University)

Jaime Alexis Lee (Emory University)

Alayna Parrish (NC A&T State University)

Briana Webster (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Janeen Williams (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Jason Caldwell  (UNC-Greensboro)

Dora M. Din (UNC-Greensboro)

Victoria Van Essen (Carleton College)

Latoya Jones (NC State University)

Malikah M. Mustafa (NC State University)

Myranda Riggsbee (NC State University)

Jandra Yates (UNC-Greensboro)

Brandee N. Alston (Durham Technical Institute)

Jonathan D. Carr (NC State University)

John Huang (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Sherman A. Riggsbee (Winston-Salem State University)

Devon A. Whitmore (NC State University)

Martina M. Williams (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Kristy L. Caldwell  (Bennett College)

Tyree D. Farrow (NC A&T State University)

Shanika R. Rogers (NC State University)

Tasha D. Rogers (NC State University)

Maja Dragnic (Georgetown University)

Kimberly V. Carter (Essex Community College)

Ashis Patnaik (Duke University)

Jasmine E. Watlington (NC A&T State University)

Billy Andrews (Western Carolina University)

Lavar Omolara Cotton (NC State University)

Bennie “BJ” Felix (Louisburg College)

Chevella Ingram (Norfolk State University)

Derrick Jones (Shaw University)

Misty Kent (Durham Technical Institute)

Lanita N. McClelland (NC State University)