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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship at Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University is now accepting applications for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship from students entering in fall 2010. To apply please read the information below and then click on the application link at the bottom of the page.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship, valued at $13,000 per year, is granted to students who are committed to the promotion of diversity in our society and who demonstrate leadership in the classroom, on campus and in the greater community. Recipients of this scholarship will be connected to students, faculty and staff who are dedicated to promoting Dr. King's ideals at SLU.

Application Requirements
To apply for Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship candidacy, students meeting the initial eligibility requirements must:


Submit all components of the Application for Freshman Admission, including application essay, official transcript, test scores and Secondary School Report Form, postmarked by the priority deadline of February 1, 2010.

Submit a completed Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Application, including scholarship essay, resume and two letters of recommendation, by the priority deadline of February 1, 2010


The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Application must be submitted online. Students will be notified via e-mail confirmation as their Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Applications are received.

Students who apply for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship should do so under the assumption that, if awarded, the scholarship will replace any offer for merit-based scholarship previously made by the university. If applicable, the Jesuit High School Award can be combined with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship.

Essay, Resume and Letters of Recommendation
Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship applicants must submit a scholarship essay, resume and two letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation can be mailed to the Office of Undergraduate Admission and should provide specific insight into the applicant's personality and/or distinguishing characteristics. Any letters of recommendation that were previously included with the student's Application for Freshman Admission will fulfill this requirement.

Applicants must submit copies of their essay and resume in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format as a part of their online Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Application.

The essay must be a written response of no more than two typed, double spaced pages to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship essay question listed below:

Martin Luther King, Jr. was instrumental in helping us realize our potential as citizens of justice. Through his life's work, King implemented change and set America on a course for equality. Please describe:

-Your personal philosophy
-Your experience promoting tolerance in your school or community
-Your vision for Saint Louis University and the larger community as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholar

Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Eligibility
Students who meet the following criteria are invited to fill out a separate application for Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship candidacy:

-A ranking in the upper one-third of the student's high school class
-Above average ACT or SAT test scores
-Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, weighted or unweighted, as reported on the student's high school transcript at the time of application
-Only those students who meet the above-stated requirements will be considered eligible for candidacy.

These criteria are used only for determining eligibility and do not guarantee that the student will be selected either for further competition or as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship recipient. Based on their scholarship applications, a select group of students will be invited to Saint Louis University's campus in March 2010 to interview and compete for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship. Qualifying Test Scores Test scores from either the ACT or the SAT may serve as qualifiers for Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship candidacy. However, scores from December 2009 test dates are the last that can be guaranteed consideration for determining eligibility.

Click here to apply for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship.


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