According to the American Correctional Association (ACA), “the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship is presented in memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to commemorate his belief that progress is best achieved through cooperation rather than conflict, participation rather than partisanship, and compassion and understanding rather than hatred and prejudice.”
Who is eligible to apply for the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship?
- major in a career in the criminal justice field
- be accepted or currently attending an undergraduate program of a four-year college
- have demonstrated financial need
- excel academically and demonstrate commitment to the principles of Dr. King.
- be a minority student
All nominees must describe in a short essay (250 words, double-spaced) their reflections on the ideals and philosophies of Dr. Martin Luther King and how they have attempted to emulate these qualities in their live
How much is the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship worth?
The scholarship amount of $2,000 is paid directly to the winner’s college or university.
When is the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship application due?
All nominations must be received at ACA’s headquarters by June 1, 2019.
Best of luck to all who apply!