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Deadline approaching for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a man who inspired more than just his generation. His actions and words have lived on long after his death, and The University of Toledo celebrates his legacy with a scholarship in his honor.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships provide UT African-American students with up to $4,000 in funds for school. Those who are interested must turn in the application to the Office of Financial Aid before Monday, Dec. 17.

Students must be in an undergraduate program, but can be part-time or full-time as long as they have completed at least 30 semester hours. Applicants will be required to write two essays, as well as provide two letters of recommendation, including one from a faculty member.

For the two essays, one will discuss the student’s career objectives, personal goals, academic achievements, civic and community service, and any financial circumstances. The other will explain what King’s legacy means to the student.

Students must be U.S. citizens and have a 2012-13 FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid. Selection of students is based on grade point average, professional goals, civic and community service, extracurricular activities, financial need and an interview.

Applications are available here or in Rocket Solution Central in Rocket Hall Room 1200.

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