"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
Continuing the tradition
The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship is awarded to entering first-year students on the basis of academic performance and extracurricular participation in secondary school, outstanding community involvement and demonstrated financial need.
Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars are interested in all disciplines. Approximately 10 students receive the scholarship each year.
Recipients of the scholarship are expected to continue the tradition of giving back and leadership in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. through community service opportunities.
Past projects include helping to clean the Charles River and volunteering for a haunted hayride for local children.
Each year, new scholars take over positions of MLK and Friends, a leadership in a club whose purpose is to hold events that promote social justice, community service, education and equality.