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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.  Proceeds from the luncheon provide for annual scholarships awarded to undergraduate students. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship serves to recognize the academic and service achievements of actively engaged students who best exemplify Dr. King's teachings through service and action. Selected recipients will receive a $1,000 scholarship to be used toward their UNF tuition.  Any student who meets the following eligibility requirements is encouraged to apply.


Eligibility Requirements

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

  • Full-time (12 hours or more) student at UNF 
  • A cumulative GPA 2.5 and above at UNF
  • 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


Check back for the 2020 Scholarship Application during Fall 2019! Applicants will now have the option of submitting their application online.

Applicants must submit the following with their completed Application Packet:

  • A completely filled-out application  
  • A 500 word typed essay using the following prompt: How have you applied the teachings, beliefs and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in your own life?

    • Include specific examples of actions you have taken to influence the world around you and bring about positive change 

  • Two (2) letters of recommendations from UNF faculty or staff
  • A resume documenting any employment, activities and/or volunteer experiences with affiliated UNF campus and/or community organizations


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 the Intercultural Center for Peace at (904) 620-2475,, or visit Building 2, Suite 2100.