MLK Celebration Scholarship

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In honor of the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, we are sharing this scholarship opportunity for deserving multi-ethnic and multicultural students in the Sacramento area.

Scholarship: MLK Celebration Scholarship

Awarding Organization: MLK Celebration Committee

Amount: Up to $5,000

Eligible Students: High school seniors from the greater Sacramento, CA area who will be attending a 4-year college or university. Students must demonstrate some eligibility for need-based financial aid.

How to Apply: Complete the online application form. All applications must include a 500-word essay that reflects on the student’s heritage and traditions, and discusses how these factors influence future goals.

Deadline: May 15


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.


Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross. Visit our website to learn more about Robyn Stewart.