The scholarships are open to all seniors enrolled in the Chapel Hill-Orange County School System.

Application criteria

Named in honor of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a civil rights pioneer, this award has been given annually since 1993 to recognize local Orange County students’ commitment to service and community leadership. Scholars are chosen based on academic GPA, financial need, and contributions to the Chapel Hill-Orange County communities. The scholarship is open to all high school seniors who are currently enrolled in the Chapel Hill-Orange County School System. The Scholarship award range is $1,000- $1,500. Selected candidates may be required to participate in an interview.

Apply using the form below by 11:59pm April 26th 

2019 Martin Luther King Jr. High School Senior Scholarship

  • Name of CollegeAccepted? (Yes or No)Pending? (Yes or No) 
  • ScholarshipReceived? (Yes or No) 
  • I acknowledge and I understand that I must inform my recommendation writer to send a one-page letter regarding my academic performance and character for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. High School Senior Scholarship. (Please respond "yes" or "no")
  • Please upload your unofficial transcript from your current school year. If you cannot upload it, please email it to diversity@unc.edu.

More Information

Contact:

diversity@unc.edu