Martin Luther King Scholars Program

The Fall 2017 Honors, Scholarship and Guaranteed Entrance Application is now closed. Please feel free to contact our office with any additional questions or concerns at 502-852-6531 or with "scholarship" in the subject line.

The Fall 2018 application will be available in September 2017. We encourage all interested students to review the individual scholarship criteria and application prompts.


"The MLK Scholars Program and the advisors encourage each student to find their voice to make change in the world." Jason Jewell, 2013 MLK Scholar

The Martin Luther King Scholars participate in an engaging leadership development program while enrolled at the University of Louisville. This mentored scholar program includes a scholarship, which is awarded annually to ten African American or Latino high school graduates from Kentucky or Southern Indiana. MLK Scholars participate in a program designed to develop critical thinking skills, engage in self exploration, and establish an appreciation for civic engagement. MLK Scholars live in an Honors Service Living Learning community throughout their first year, enroll in courses focused on social justice and peace studies, engage in experiential learning through community service initiatives, and, during the second year, participate in a civil rights immersion travel experience. The program includes full in-state tuition plus an $8,000 stipend to cover other university expenses. A minimum high school GPA of 3.5 and ACT score of 26 (SAT 1240) are required to apply. 


Meet the Scholars


View Scholars Service Initiatives


Civil Rights Trip

Program Timeline

Learn what the next four years has in store for MLK Scholars, including engaging courses, enriching service projects, and life-changing travel experiences.



Questions? Contact Errol Wint, Sr. Associate Director, , 502.852.0824

MLK Scholars Program Advisors:
Errol Wint, Sr. Associate Director, Undergraduate Admissions
Leondra Gully, Assistant Director, Cultural Center
Nora Atkins, Program Coordinator, Cultural Center                                                                                                                                                                                                             Dom McShan Program Coordinator, Cultural Center
Josie Raymond, Student Success Coordinator, Enrollment Management