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.


Read this letter from the Director of the Intercultural Center for Peace, Oupa Seane, inviting all students to apply for this prestigious scholarship.



The deadline for the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship is Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.


Eligibility Requirements

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

  • Full-time (12 hours or more) student at UNF for Fall and Spring semesters
  • UNF GPA 3.0 and above
  • Active member of university and/or community organizations
  • Recipients must be present at the 2017 MLK Scholarship Luncheon in Feb. 2017
  • All other eligibility requirements are outlined in the Application Packet


Applicants must submit the following with their completed Application Packet:

  • Application Packet
  • A typed page essay on the topic of 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 letters of recommendations from UNF faculty
  • Resume




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