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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. 

2021 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the following outstanding students:

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Emma Adelman

Nouvel Catholic Central High School
University of Minnesota
Music Therapy

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Mayada Al-Ahmad

H. H. Dow High School
University of Michigan
Pre-Medicine/Biomolecular Science

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Kathryn Ault

H. H. Dow High School
Purdue University
Chemical Engineering

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Alaina Curry

Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy
Ferris State University
Pharmacy

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Rita Gorsuch

Bulllock Creek High School
University of Michigan
Zoology

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Cassandra Grotelueschen

Bay City Central High School
Michigan State University
Astronomy

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NeAsia Hopkins

Saginaw High School
College of Creative Studies
Animation

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Elise Ingalla

H. H. Dow High School
University of Michigan
Biology

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MarQuevous Jackson

Saginaw High School
Wayne State University
Psychology

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Destiny Manley

Bridgeport High School
Saginaw Valley State University
Pre-Physical Therapy

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Emma Massey

Midland High School
University of Michigan
Musical Theatre

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Hannah Niederquell

Freeland High School
Saginaw Valley State University
Elementary Education

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William Ozdych

John Glenn High School
Central Michigan University
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Taylor Parker

Bay City Western High School
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Jacey Pomaville

Pinconning Area High School
Wayne State University
Journalism

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