Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship

Social Justice is an integral part of Canisius College and our Jesuit heritage, which is grounded in the philosophy of “men and women for others.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was at the forefront of social justice in America, and we honor his life and his dedication to peace and equality through the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Program.

Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship Eligibility

New students will complete an application for consideration to the MLK Program. Students from all backgrounds and income levels are eligible for the Martin Luther King Scholarship/Grant. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their past academic performance, a written essay, their personal achievements, their involvement in community service and their commitment to the ideals of Dr. King. An application is available online. MLK scholarships are renewable each year for qualified students.

Students who receive the MLK scholarship will be able to renew their scholarship for four years while studying at Canisius. The scholarship is administered by the Canisius Opportunity Programs for Education (COPE) office. The following criteria must be met by students each year in order to receive the scholarship award of $1,000.

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.25
  • 10 hours of service per semester in a community setting that fulfills a social justice mission
  • MLK Scholars will meet with a COPE mentor twice per semester to select service placements,
  • and to monitor personal and academic progress
  • Be a first-time freshman entering Canisius in Fall 2018

Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship Form

Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the scholarship; applicants will be evaluated on their personal achievements, their involvement in community service and their commitment to the ideals of Dr. King. Scholarship recipients will be awarded $1,000 each, renewable for four years with a minimum 2.25 grade point average while at Canisius and participation in COPE office programming as described on the back of the application.

The scholarship deadline is Monday, January 16, 2018 – in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Students are encouraged to apply for admission to Canisius by January 2, 2018. Only first-time students admitted to Canisius prior to the scholarship application deadline will be considered
for the scholarship.

Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship Date

  • Scholarship deadline is : 16th January, 2018 ( Monday )
  • Apply for admission : 2nd January, 2018

Contact Details

2001 Main Street,
Buffalo NY 14208-1517
Phone No : (716) 883-7000
Fax No : (716) 888-2525
Email No : info@canisius.edu

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