The Greater Lansing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission is pleased to announce our 2017 High School Scholarship Contest! All Greater Lansing Area 6th-8th and 9th-11th graders are welcome to enter. Please download the permission slip and guidelines found at the bottom of this page. First place ($500), second ($350) and third place ($150). Awards will be given for both categories.
A total of $17,500 in awards is available to graduating seniors of the Greater Lansing area pursuing higher education.
The Commission will award TWO (2) $5,000 and THREE (3) $2,500 scholarships. All applications that meet the minimum requirements will be considered for all awards.
ALL ENTRANTS WILL RECEIVE A FREE HUNGRY HOWIE'S PIZZA.
“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
---Martin Luther King, Jr. 1965
Be a graduating senior, Class of 2017, from a Greater Lansing area school
Possess a 2.0 or higher career GPA (verification required).
Submit a personal narrative expounding on theme, clearly defining their community and/or civic activities, and indicate why they feel they should be considered for the scholarship.
The narrative must be 250 – 450 words typed double spaced, and 12 point font.
Award recipients must submit an electronic version of the narrative to the Commission upon notification of award.
Two letters of recommendation.
Application deadline is Friday, December 2, 2016 (post marked).