Luther King, Jr. Scholarship
at the University of Illinois at
Application deadline: April 13, 2012
Notes: this scholarship is now part of the online application system for the Office of Student Affairs Awards, but you can download the PDF here
Continuing UIC African-American, Latino(a) or Native-American
undergraduate students who have a current cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
and will be a junior or a senior status if the fall after applying
or African-American, Latino(a) or Native-American graduate or
professional students who have demonstrated high academic achievement.
All students must have completed at least one semester at UIC,
and must plan to be enrolled full-time during the coming academic
year. Present or past holders of the graduate or professional
awards are not eligible. Past winners of the undergraduate award
are eligible. Full or part-time UIC employees are not eligible
(this does not include student workers or graduate assistants).
Applicants must be citizens or eligible non-citizens.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Program was established
in 1985 at UIC to encourage African-American, Latino(a), and Native-American
UIC students who have demonstrated high academic achievement in
the many fields where they have traditionally been underrepresented
and who have shown commitment through community and campus service. Fifteen (15) $2,000 undergraduate scholarships, five (5) $5,000 graduate fellowships
and five (5) $5,000 professional fellowships are awarded annually.
Selection is based on academic record, personal statement, recommendations,
and demonstrated commitment to community/campus service.
applications to: please see website listed above