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The Center for Leadership & Social Change / Scholarships and Recognition / Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Book Stipend

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Book Stipend

The Center for Leadership & Social Change welcomes you to participate in the 2015-2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Book Stipend Scholarship. We bring you this great opportunity through collaboration between the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Black Alumni Association.

PURPOSE

The purpose of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Book Stipend Award is to assist Florida State University students in completing their education. MLK Book Stipend Awards are available on a competitive basis to both undergraduate and graduate students. 

ELIGIBILITY

Due to the sources of funding for this award, there are two sets of eligibility criteria. Recipients of the FSU Black Alumni Association awards must identify as African American/Black. Awards from the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs are open to students of ALL racial and ethnic backgrounds.

All applicants must be Florida State University students who meet the following criteria:

Applicants must be United States citizens who have completed at least fifteen (15) credit hours of college work (undergraduate applicants only) at Florida State University prior to submission of their application. First-year graduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) graduate credit hours. In addition, undergraduate applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and graduate applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and plan to be enrolled full time at Florida State University for the 2016-2017 academic year. A full-time undergraduate student must carry a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours. A full-time graduate student must carry a minimum of nine (9) credit hours. 

AWARD

Three awards for the amount of $300 will be issued from the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, and three awards will be issued from the FSU Black Alumni Association, for a total of six awards. Awards will be issued as a check or direct deposit during Fall 2016.

PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS

Due to the volume of applicants, any student(s) who has been awarded the Book Stipend in the past may not apply again. 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

This application is only accepted through electronic submission. If you encounter any problems with your online submission, please contact Junior Peña, Graduate Assistant with the Center for Leadership & Social Change at JPena2@fsu.edu .

THE DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4TH, BY 11:59PM. Award recipients will be notified at the MLK Commemorative Celebration event. No prior acknowledgements are made to applicants.

 

 

PAST RECIPIENTS (Not inclusive list):

2005-2006         Shannon St. Val                               
   
2006-2007 Lakeitha Poole
   
2010-2011 Stephanie Prinz
   
2011-2012 Vanessa White
  Elizabeth Ogunrinde
  Frances Falling
  Janessa Brito
  Shawna Patterson
  Leah Hunter
   
2012-2013 Dunly Salazar
  Marlon McPhatter
  Nesha Drummond
  Jasmyne Jackson
  Rinsha Prophete
  Yegues Schettini
   
2013-2014 Mara Ernestina Burnside
  Sainte-Fanie Jean-Baptiste
  Deonne Jacquelyn Francis
  Natasia Fatima Kennedy
  Mary Carson Mitchell
  Jena Marie Zander
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