Academic Services

About the Fellowship

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship is awarded to approximately 10 students each year on the basis of academic performance, outstanding community engagement and/or social activism and demonstrated financial need.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fellows major and/or minor in a variety of academic disciplines and take full advantage of academic opportunities such as study abroad, external fellowships and campus research positions. Through their activities, MLK Fellows demonstrate a commitment to social justice and the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

As an MLK fellow, students have access to individualized and holistic academic advising, resource workshops, community building activities off-campus and a growing alumni network. The group's annual retreat in the fall semester is a highlight of the year. MLK Fellows enjoy engaging in community service, past projects including staffing a gala for the Community Day Center of Waltham, a college access event within the Waltham school district, and donation drives for organizations such as Cradles to Crayons.

The Fellows Advisory Board (FAB), a group of select student leaders within the fellowship, provides the student voice for the community each year. FAB members organize community events, provide peer mentoring to the new class and manage social media communication. FAB is always open to feedback from current and incoming Fellows!

Selection Process

Primary consideration in the application is given to academic performance and community engagement/social activism. There is no application for this fellowship beyond the admission application, FAFSA, and the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.

For more information about the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship and financial aid, please visit the Office of Student Financial Services website.