UofL’s MLK Scholars program began in 2012 and welcomed its first cohort in August 2013. It is the newest program housed in the University Honors Program and functioned solely on volunteers until 2018, when it hired academic counselor Tamara Russell as its first full-time employee.
On MLK Day, the scholars will participate for the second time in a day of service, helping organizations throughout the community. In fact, this program was created specifically to focus on service and social justice, using Dr. King’s work and the Civil Rights Movement as the primary points of study. For more information on the Scholars click here