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Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement & Scholarship Award

WVU Center for Black Culture and Research Nomination Form 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Achievement Award 

Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2016, 4 p.m.


On Monday, January 16, 2017 (8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.) in the WVU Mountainlair Ballrooms the prestigious Martin Luther King, Jr. Achievement Award will be presented during the 27th Annual MLK Unity Breakfast, to the nominee from the state of West Virginia who best exemplifies one who is working to fulfill the commitment of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The awardee must be a resident of West Virginia and must have, or be making a substantial contribution in the advancement of such concerns as: civil rights, human rights, humanitarianism, social action and advocacy, civility, improving the human condition, acting as a change agent for an inclusive and equal society for all people, etc.

Each year the Martin Luther King Achievement Award Committee makes their selection based on the applications we receive at the WVU Center for Black Culture & Research. To nominate someone or to be nominated please complete the nomination form and return it to the Center for Black Culture & Research. Please duplicate and share this information with your staff, organization or group.

To obtain a copy of the nomination form click this link to download the form, or visit our website at or contact the WVU Center for Black Culture & Research at 304-293-7029.

To be eligible, candidates must:* Reside in the state of West Virginia. Have an established record of community involvement. Have a demonstrated record of working to fulfill the dreams and ideas of Martin Luther King Jr. Instructions for Completing the Nomination Form: Please return: (1) The nomination form 2017 MLK AchievementAward , (2) A two-page statement of the nominee based on the criteria above, (3) Any supporting documentation (optional) by 4 p.m. on December 2, 2016 via e-mail to or to: MLK Achievement Award Committee, WVU Center for Black Culture & Research, 590 Spruce Street, P.O. Box 6417, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506



WVU Center for Black Culture and Research 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Award

Deadline: 4 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2016

The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship is awarded annually to a West Virginia University undergraduate student who has demonstrated an active interest and meaningful involvement in areas of human rights, civil rights, social justice and/or world peace, or other activities exemplary or reflective of the ideals and life of Dr. King.

The recipient of the award will be announced on Monday, January 16, 2017 during the 2017 MLK Unity Breakfast (8 a.m. -10:30 a.m.), in the WVU Mountainlair Ballrooms. The full amount of this award ($1,000) will be applied to the 2017/2018 financial aid package of the recipient in the amount of $500 per semester.


• Must be African American. • Must be a full-time sophomore or junior at West Virginia University who is seeking her/his first undergraduate degree • Must possess a GPA of 3.0 or higher • Must have financial need (as determined by the WVU Office of Financial Aid) Application • Submit a two-page, typed statement that indicates why you believe you are an ideal candidate for an award that celebrates the life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Please include examples of community service and other civic activities you have completed that exemplify Dr. King’s ideals. • Attach a current resume. • Provide two letters that endorse your demonstrated commitment to the ideals of Martin Luther King Jr. The letters may be written by any two community leaders- either volunteer or professional (such as a teacher, religious leader, youth group volunteer, etc.).

Submission: The application form may be Download here 2017 MLK Scholarship Award or call the WVU CBC&R @ (304) 293-7029 for more information.

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