Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Scholarship

“I have a dream.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Inspired by the belief that love and peaceful protest can eliminate social, political, and economic injustice, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., became this nation’s most heralded civil right leader. He aroused blacks and whites alike to protest racial discrimination, war, and poverty. A champion of nonviolent resistance to oppression, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Dr. King’s life ended at the age of 39 on April 4, 1968, when he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. However short his life was, he greatly advanced the cause of civil rights in this nation. His life serves as an encouragement to each of us to do all that we can to end injustice.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Scholarships are awarded each year to Bay County high school seniors (regardless of ethnicity) who actively embrace Dr. King’s dream of improving racial harmony and social justice. The scholarship award(s) will be at least $1,000 and are non-renewable. The scholarship award(s) will be presented at the annual Great Lakes Bay Regional Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration program held each January.

This scholarship is also available to Midland and Saginaw County students through their respective community foundations.

Application Period September 1 – October 31 Each Year

Log in to the application via the link below and search for “MLK Regional Scholarship” to begin the application.

Note: you will be redirected to the Midland Area Community Foundation’s website for the application. Once you create an account, it may take up to two business days for your new registration to be approved before access to the application will be allowed.

Scholarship Stories

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Aaron Faist - Program Officer

I am the program officer that oversees the Youth Advisory Committee, Men’s Philanthropy Group, and our scholarship program.

Madi Syring - Program Associate

I am primarily focused on providing support for our local scholarship programs and connecting Bay and Arenac youth with opportunities to further their education.