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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

Each February, the University of North Florida honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a scholarship luncheon. The event provides funding for a scholarship that is awarded to undergraduate students who have worked hard academically and have participated in campus and or community service. Each year, recipients receive a $1,000 scholarship to be used toward their UNF tuition so that they may enhance their academic and personal growth. All students who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply for the scholarship.


Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be UNF Undergraduate students who fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • Full-time (12 hours or more) student at UNF 
  • UNF GPA 2.5 and above
  • Active member of university and/or community organizations
  • Recipients must be present at the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Luncheon hosted in February
  • All other eligibility requirements are outlined in the application packet, available in Fall 2019  


 Check back for the 2020 Scholarship Application during Fall 2019!

Applicants must submit the following with their completed Application Packet:

  • Application  
  • A 1-2 page typed page essay on how the life, activities and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. have influenced you. Include specific actions you have taken that demonstrate your commitment to helping others and serving your community.

  • Two (2) letters of recommendations from UNF faculty or staff
  • A resume that includes documented employment, activities and/or volunteer experiences with an affiliated UNF campus and/or community organization


The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship application generally closes during the month of January each year.


For questions or concerns about the scholarship application, contact Lorna Bautista, Office Manager of the Intercultural Center Peace at 620-2475, or visit Building 2, Suite 2100.