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Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Application Form

This scholarship is awarded by the North Carolina Association of Educators and the North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children to North Carolina high school seniors who plan to continue their education. Funds are to be used during the freshman year.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Application Form 

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North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) and the North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children (NCFPSC)
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The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Scholarship was established in 1992 by the North Carolina Association of Educators Minority Affairs Commission under the auspices of the Human and Civil Rights Commission. It continues in partnership with the North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children. Scholarship awards are based on the amount of money received annually through donations and the Martin Luther King Jr events.

Guidelines

1) The applicant must submit this form and ensure submission of other required materials as listed below.

1) A completed application form
2) Resume’ of accomplishments, extra-curricular activities, scholarships, affiliations, organizations
3) Essays:
a) Please tell how the philosophies and ideals of Dr. King influence your life (1 page or less, typed and double-spaced using standard font style and size of 12).
b) Why do you feel you deserve this scholarship and what is your need for financial assistance? (1 page or less, typed and double-spaced using standard font style and size of 12)
4) An official transcript must be embossed, signed, and sealed with a cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 2.5
5) Two letters of recommendation: (Signed letters of recommendation)
a) one (1) letter must be from applicant’s school personnel (recommendation must be on school letterhead)
b) one (1) letter must be from applicant’s community
2) Deadline for all required materials must be submitted no later than the first Monday in February. The applicant is responsible for supplying all materials required for consideration for the scholarship as one complete package. Only electronic materials will be accepted and must be submitted no later than the first Monday in February.
3) A screening committee from the Human and Civil Rights Commission will review the applications and select winners. The recipients will be notified by late March and later recognized by NCAE during each students’ school awards day program.
4) The scholarship money (should include a range) will only be distributed during the fall and spring semesters of the freshman year. The scholarship recipient must notify NCAE by mailing an official proof of enrollment at the college/university of his/her choice (such as an official letter and/or class schedule). This proof of enrollment must include
the student’s identification number and the college/university’s mailing address in order to receive the scholarship money. NCAE shall assume the responsibility of forwarding the scholarship money directly to the college/university. The applicant must notify NCAE of an enrollment in a college/university of his/her choice by October 31 of the fall semester and January 31 of the spring semester. The money will remain in the Scholarship fund if the deadlines are not met.
This scholarship is awarded by the North Carolina Association of Educators and the North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children to North Carolina high school seniors who plan to continue their education. Funds are to be used during the freshman year.

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Personal Information




Applicants must be a North Carolina Resident





College or University Information
College/University Option 1



College/University Option 2



College/University Option 3



Financial Information
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Resume
Resume of accomplishments, extra-curricular activities, scholarships, affiliations, organizations, honors and awards, leadership and work experiences. (Do not use acronyms in listing your affiliations and organizations.)


Essay 1
Please tell how the philosophies and ideals of Dr. King influence your life (1 page or less, typed and double-spaced using standard font style and size of 12).

Essay 2
Why do you feel you deserve this scholarship and what is your need for financial assistance? (1 page or less, typed and double-spaced using standard font style and size of 12)

Transcripts
Following submission of this form, your counselor will receive an email with instructions on how to submit your transcripts. You should talk to your counselor following your submission to remind them to send your transcripts electronically.


Recommendation from school personnel
Following submission of this form, your recommender will receive an email with instructions on how to submit your recommendation. You should talk to your recommender following your submission to remind them to send your recommendation electronically.


Recommendation from community member
Following submission of this form, your recommender will receive an email with instructions on how to submit your recommendation. You should talk to your recommender following your submission to remind them to send your recommendation electronically.





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An equitable, quality public education for every child.

The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), NC's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NCAE's members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NCAE has affiliate organizations in every county and student chapters in select colleges and universities throughout the state.