M.L. Lockhart was chosen for as the first director program for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center as it began to uphold its mission to promote opportunities for a diverse population through a variety of programs and services.
This scholarship is available to Rock Island High School seniors with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or above. Students must also demonstrate financial need in order to qualify.
Eligible students must be accepted at a college or university and submit an acceptance letter to the scholarship committee by August 1 of each year.
The award amount is decided annually and ranges from $250-$1000.
Applicants are required to submit the following information:
Three letters of reference: one from a school counselor, one from a teacher, and one from a community resident (excluding representatives of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center and members of the applicant’s immediate family)
The M.L. Lockhart Scholarship has been made possible through donations to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center. Note: Members of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Board, scholarship selection committee, and immediate family members are not eligible to participate in and/or receive a scholarship under this program.