The Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Scholars Program

The Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Scholars Program for Peace and Social Justice accepts ten African American and Hispanic/Latino Kentucky high school graduates annually. As part of being an MLK Scholar, students will have the opportunity to live in an honors residence hall, take interactive peace and social justice courses, and participate in a domestic travel experience.


To apply for the MLK Scholars Program, you will need to:


Receive an invitation to apply AFTER being admitted to UofL. Visit

Complete the application and the short answer essay by clicking the online link in the invitation in order to complete.

Attend an interview day in late February. Approx. 20-25 invited for interviews.

If you have questions about program academic eligibility requirements, please contact Ramonia Brents at 502.852.7538 or Deadline to apply is January 15th.*


*Please note that the application for the MLK Scholars program is separate from the University's general scholarship program.

Meet the 2013-2014 MLK Scholars: