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Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship
at the University of Illinois at Chicago


Application deadline: Check with OVCSA, in 2014 the deadline was March 31st

Important 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

Eligibility: 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.

Description: 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.

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