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MLK Regional Scholarship

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. A champion of nonviolent resistance, he greatly advanced American civil rights and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Dr. King died at the age of 39 on April 4, 1968, when he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. His life serves as an inspiration to do all that we can to end injustice.

In honor of Dr. King, several community foundations have collectively established a scholarship awarded to high school seniors (regardless of ethnicity) across the region who have embraced his teachings on racial harmony and social justice. On January 17, 2024, Saginaw Valley State University will host the Great Lakes Bay Regional MLK Celebration, and the recipients will be recognized. The non-renewable scholarships will be a minimum of $1,000. 

Congratulations to the 2022 MLK Scholarship Recipients!

Group photo of 2022 scholars

Congratulations to the 2023 MLK Scholarship Recipients!

Amelia Hatfield Portrait

Easton Anderson

H. H. Dow High School

Anastasia Breen Portrait

Anastasia Breen

John Glenn High School

Andrew Steger Portrait

Andrew Steger

Midland High School

 Andy Yao Portrait

Andy Yao

H. H. Dow High School

 Anna Grotelueschen Portrait

Anna Grotelueschen

Bay City Central High School
Western Michigan University

 Carrington Pryor Portrait

Carrington Pryor

Heritage High School


Demiyah Barlow Portrait

Demiyah Barlow

Saginaw Arts & Sciences Academy


Emelia Ingalla Portrait

Emelia Ingalla

H. H. Dow High School


Jason Pringle II Portrait

Jason Pringle II

Heritage High School
Delta College


Layla Somerfield Portrait

Layla Somerfield

Garber High School
Delta College


Lionel Baldwin Portrait

Lionel Baldwin

Arthur Hill High School
Undecided (MSU or UM)


Mackenzie Trainor Portrait

Mackenzie Trainor

Freeland High School

 Mit Foley Portrait

Mit Foley

Heritage High School
Michigan State University

 Sophia Steelmon Portrait

Sophia Steelmon

Bay City Western High School
Saginaw Valley State University

 Sydney Thompson Portrait

Sydney Thompson

H. H. Dow High School


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