Apply for the UIC Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship (for Juniors and Seniors) today!
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship program was established in 1985 at UIC to recognize underrepresented students who have demonstrated high academic achievement and have shown a commitment to civil rights and social justice through community service. In an effort to keep Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.‘s dream alive, these meritorious and/or monetary awards are given to undergraduates, graduates, and professional students. The general application must be completed to be considered for this opportunity. One recommendation is required and must be from a UIC faculty member who has taught the student in the classroom and/or laboratory setting, and can assess the student’s potential for graduate study.
Five $2,000 undergraduate scholarships will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. Undergraduate recipients of the award during the 2019-2020 academic year may apply. Undergraduate students who are already receiving the scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year should not reapply.
Undergraduate Students Must:
- Be currently enrolled at UIC; and
- Have completed at least one semester at UIC; and
- Be considered an underrepresented citizen or resident alien as defined by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (African American, Hispanic, Asian American, American Indian or Alaskan Native, women and persons with disabilities). For more information, visit: IBHE and
- Have a current cumulative UIC GPA of at least a 3.0 (4.0 scale); and
- Be at the junior or senior student level by the start of Fall 2020; and
- Maintain full-time enrollment for the 2020-2021 academic year (both fall 2020 and spring 2021); and
- Be a citizen or resident alien as defined by the federal government; and
- Have no disciplinary record in the Office of the Dean of Students; and
- Not be a UIC employee (student workers are eligible)
The application can be found in UIC SnAP (uic.academicworks.com). The General Application must be completed. The application consists of two essays, a description of engagement activities, and one letter of recommendation from a faculty member (letter must be submitted by the application deadline.