2020 MLK Scholarship recipients
By Sharon Aron Baron
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Program was created to award financially deserving local students who embody his teachings on peace, racial harmony, and community service.
The program provides scholarship funds administered by the Coral Springs Community Chest, Inc., through the City of Coral Springs.
Previous recipient and newly elected Commissioner, Nancy Metayer, said programs like this that focus on providing financial assistance to local youth seeking higher education are important to ensuring the city’s brightest students’ academic opportunities.
With so many families struggling due to COVID-19, this financial assistance is more important than ever. The generational change education can provide to families is immeasurable, and this scholarship makes those dreams more feasible.
“I am eternally grateful for receiving the Martin Luther King, Jr. scholarship. This scholarship paved the way for my success at Florida A&M University and allowed me to be the first member of my family to graduate from college.”
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Program has helped over 300 students achieve that goal in the last 22 years, and Metayer looks forward to working with the next generation of leaders it provides opportunities for.
Non-renewable scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors selected from each of the five schools serving Coral Springs: Taravella High, Stoneman Douglas High, Coral Springs High, Coral Springs Charter School, and Coral Glades High.
This year, applications are due at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 8, 2021. All eligible applicants will be interviewed by a panel before a selection is made. To view all the application requirements, procedure, and deadline information, please visit the website.
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