Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship

Organization & Scholarship Overview:
The IDeaL Education Foundation awards scholarships to deserving Chicago-area male high school and undergraduate college students at its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon. The scholarship is awarded to minority nominees who have demonstrated a need and a willingness to continue an educational mission toward a college education.

Website: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship
Application: Access Here

Eligibility Requirements:

  • African-American male high school senior or undergraduate at a four-year college/university
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or greater (4.0 scale)
  • Involvement in church, community, and/or school-site activities
  • Plans to enroll at a 4-year college/university

Please be advised that Scholarship awards will be presented on January 25, 2020 at the foundation’s annual MLK Scholarship Luncheon. All Scholarship winners are expected to be in attendance.

Email Application Packet to Idealachievements@gmail.com,
Place scholarship applicants name in the subject field and attach the following documents to the email:

  1. Completed Application
  2. Electronic Transcripts
    A PDF of your unofficial transcript is acceptable as long as we receive an official sealed transcript via U. S. Mail. If an institution/school provides official electronic transcripts, a separate email with the official transcript from the institution will be acceptable.
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Two (2) letters of recommendation
  5. Photograph (headshot) of yourself in professional business attire

Mail a hard copy of your sealed transcript to:

  • IDeaL Education Foundation,
    ATTN: Dr. Keith B. McGee
    P.O. Box 19439
    Chicago, IL 60619

The complete application packet must be received on or before Sunday, December 15, 2019.
Please email any questions or concerns regarding your application packet to the scholarship committee at Idealachievements@gmail.com.