The Center for Leadership & Social Change welcomes you to participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Book Stipend Scholarship. We bring you this opportunity through collaboration between the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the New Student & Family Programs Parent Council, and the Black Alumni Association.
The purpose of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 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.
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 and the New Student & Family Programs Parent Council 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 have completed at least 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 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 subsequent academic year. A full-time undergraduate student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours. A full-time graduate student must carry a minimum of nine credit hours.
Sixteen awards of $350 will be issued from the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the New Student & Family Programs Parent Council, and the FSU Black Alumni Association. Awards will be issued as a check or direct deposit during the fall semester of the following academic year.
Due to the volume of applicants, any student who has been awarded the book stipend in the past may not apply again.
To apply, students must provide a transcript, a letter of recommendation, and answer four essay questions.
The application is only accepted online. Those with questions or who encounter any problems with the application may contact program coordinator Tryce Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.