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Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship 
and Unity Day Celebration


The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship is available to undergraduate African-American, U.S. Citizen students enrolled full-time or part-time at The University of Toledo.

Applicants must be the following criteria: 

  • Submit a completed application (listed below). 
  • Submit two essays (topics are listed on the flyer link below). 
  • Provide two letters of recommendation (one from a professor/instructor)
  • A minimum of 30 semester hours completed by the application deadline. 
  • A 2015-2016 FAFSA on file in the Office of Student Financial Aid by the scholarship application deadline.

Select applicants will be contacted to participate in the interview process to potentially be awarded scholarship money. 

The application deadline for the 2016-2017 scholarships has passed. Please check back in the 2016 Fall semester for more information on upcoming scholarships. 

If you have any questions about the application or selection process, please call 419.530.8571.  


The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Day Celebration is a joint effort between The University of Toledo and City of Toledo. The celebration takes place annually on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Details about this year's event will be posted soon.

The 2014 celebration was held on Monday, January 20 in Savage Arena. The event featured the Toledo Interfaith Mass Choir, the Toledo Youth Choir, the MADD Poets Society, and much more. UT presented the Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarships four deserving students and Mr. Aaron Bivins, UT alum, dedicated an original piece of artwork honoring Dr. King.

MLK 14 Crowd

The entire ceremony was broadcast live on WGTE, click here to watch the broadcast.

Brief History

For the past 13 years the University of Toledo, the City of Toledo and numerous other community partners have come together to celebrate legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., In previous years more than two thousand students, faculty, staff and community members attended the ceremony in UT's Savage Area while thousands of others watched live on TV.



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Last Updated: 6/9/16