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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 22, 2020, Saginaw Valley State University will host the Great Lakes Bay Regional MLK Celebration, and the recipients will be recognized. The nonrenewable scholarships will be a minimum of $1,000. 

In Remembrance of Idella WhiteWhite__Idella_cropped

"My dream is for equality for everybody in terms of the economy, health care, their social life and education. Just equality in every phase of life."

- Idella White (1930-2010),
Bay City, NAACP Bay City branch president and one of the founders of the
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship and Black History Programs.

2020 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the following outstanding students:

Alexis_Braddock-Arthur_Hill_High_School

Alexis Braddock

Arthur Hill High School
Alabama State University
Nursing

Marissa_Carroll-Bay_City_Western

Marisa Carroll

Bay City Western High School
Saginaw Valley State University
Communications

 

Gabrielle_Faulk-SASA

Gabrielle Faulk

Saginaw Arts & Sciences Academy
Michigan State University
Pre-Law

Zbynek_Hlavacek-Heritage_High_School

Zbynek Hlavacek

Heritage High School
Undecided
Undecided

Luca_Jolly-Midland_High_School

Luca Jolly

Midland High School
Undecided
Biology

Katie_Lazarz-Freeland_High_School

Katie Lazarz

Freeland High School
Michigan State University
Business

Amya_Lott--Heritage_High_School

Amya Lott

Heritage High School
Undecided
Psychiatry 

Zoe_Merillat-Coleman_High_School

Zoe Merillat

Coleman Jr. Sr. High School
Ferris State University
Biology

Ashlyn_Nagel-Bay_City_Western

Ashlyn Nagel

Bay City Western High School
Central Michigan University
Biology

Isabella_Nowak-Pinconning_High_School

Isabella Nowak

Pinconning Area High School
Oakland University
Political Science/Pre-Law

Sophie_Suchodolski-Bay_City_Western

Sophie Suchodolski

Bay City Western High School
Adrian College
Biology

Lindsay_Thompson-H.H._Dow_High_School

Lindsay Thompson

Herbert Henry Dow High School
Undecided
Business

 

Taryn_Vielma_-_Midland_High_School

Taryn Vielma

Midland High School
Michigan State University
Microbiology

Delaney_Wesolek_-_John_Glenn_High_School

Delaney Wesolek

Bay City John Glenn High School
Hope College
Nursing

Hannah_Woehrle-Midland_High_School

Hannah Woehrle

Midland High School
Michigan State University
International Relations/Law & Public Policy

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(989) 964-4068

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MLK Regional Celebration


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