MLK, Jr. Celebration Scholarship

In honor of  “The Dream” of Martin Luther King Jr., the MLK Jr., Celebration Committee is offering a scholarship for up to $5,000 to help cover the costs associated with attending a four-year college or university.

 It is our desire to support and partner with Sacramento-area churches to financially assist deserving multicultural, multi-ethnic students who attend and benefit from a four-year college or university education. Previous recipients have attended the following colleges and universities: Yale University, Howard University, Texas Southern University, University of Utah, UCLA, Southern University, Trinity Western University, The Ohio State University, CSU-Sacramento, Pepperdine, Oral Roberts University, UC Davis, UC Irvine, and many others. Here are a few of our recipients of the MLK Celebration Scholarship.

 The MLK Celebration Scholarship is an intended financial award for  graduating high school seniors in the greater Sacramento area who are hopeful for enrollment for the fall semester.

 To be considered as a candidate for the MLK Scholarship, you must apply for and gain admission to a four-year college or university.

 To apply for the MLK Scholarship, the APPLICATION and an essay must be completed and submitted by the due date. Please email the application to:

 The application must be submitted no later than May 15.

 Recipients will be contacted as decisions are made.

 The amount of the award is to be dispersed according to what is agreed upon between you and the institution.The MLK Scholarship check will be made payable and sent directly to the Financial Aid Office of the four-year school of your choice.

 The MLK Jr. Celebration, Sacramento Scholarship is good for your first year in higher education only.

 For questions, please email