MLK Scholarship Accepting Student Entries

Nov 8, 2022
Moreno Valley College
MLK Scholarship Award Ceremony now accepting entries

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Award Ceremony and Competition is one of three competitive scholarships offered by Moreno Valley College (MVC). The 2023 ceremony will mark the 10 year anniversary of this celebration of achievement, social justice, and community.

About the Event Scholarships at MVC

Compete for a Scholarship

The MLK Scholarship Competition offers students a chance to prepare and deliver a response addressing a prompt for a scholarship reward.

This year, we focus on an April 14, 1967 speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Stanford University, entitled The Other America. Students are asked to address how disparities in economics, education, employment, and housing have created two Americas.

Students have two options to apply:

  • Enrolled Moreno Valley College students may submit a scholarship entry.
  • Current high school students from the Moreno Valley and Val Verde unified school districts may submit a scholarship entry.

Applying is simple and fully online. Answer the prompt with a written response or visual presentation, and complete the online entry form by the deadline of December 5 by 11:45 pm. Finalists must attend the MLK Scholarship Ceremony event on the morning of January 20 to accept their award.

Guidelines College Students Form High School Students Form

Prompt: The Great American Divide

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech at Stanford University on April 14, 1967, entitled The Other America. During this speech, Dr. King described how two Americas were functioning simultaneously. One where there was an abundance of wealth and one where there was an abundance of poverty. Dr. King stated that these two Americas would continue to co-exist until the disparities in economics, education, employment, and housing were rectified. Dr. King goes on to state that “Every city in our country has this kind of dualism, this schizophrenia, split at so many parts, and every city ends up being two cities rather than one.”

In 650-750 words or a visual presentation, please share your observations or personal experiences of the Great American Divide and how you or others in the community have been affected by it. Additionally, please include how you would implement plans of reconciliation for those underserved and often undervalued populations in one of the following areas, economics, education, employment, or housing.

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