CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Program for the 2021-2022 academic year has opened applications with a deadline to receive all applications by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 8, 2021.
The program provides scholarship funds administered by the Coral Springs Community Chest, Inc., via the City of Coral Springs Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee to financially deserving local students who embody the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s teachings on peace, racial harmony, community service and bettering the lives of others.
Of the scholarship opportunity, previous recipient and newly elected Commissioner, Nancy Metayer, said, “I am eternally grateful for receiving the Martin Luther King, Jr. scholarship. This scholarship paved the way for my success at Florida A&M University and allowed me to be the first member of my family to graduate from college. Programs like this, that focus on providing financial assistance to local youth seeking higher education are important to ensuring academic opportunities for our city’s brightest students; and with so many families struggling as a result of COVID-19, this financial assistance is more important than ever. The generational change an education can provide to families is immeasurable and this scholarship makes those dreams more feasible. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Program has assisted over 300 students to achieve that goal in the last 22 years and I look forward to working with the next generation of leaders it provides opportunities to.”
Non-renewable scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors selected from each of the five schools serving Coral Springs: Taravella High, Stoneman Douglas High, Coral Springs High, Coral Springs Charter School, and Coral Glades High.
All eligible applicants will be interviewed by a panel before a selection is made.
To view all the application requirements, procedure, and deadline information, please visit our website.