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The Office of Government and Community Relations is now accepting applications for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award. 

The MLK Humanitarian Award recognizes individuals from within the University and surrounding community who exemplify the values and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The criteria for the selection of recipients of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award include:

  1. A faculty or staff member of the University community or of the broader community;
  2. A person who exemplifies the values and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., specifically in the areas of leadership and service; and
  3. A person who has made a significant contribution to the University and/or broader community.

Nominations must include all of the following:

  1. A completed Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award Application
  2. Letter of nomination
  3. One letter of support (minimum)
  4. Resume/CV of the nominee.

Completed nomination materials must be received by the EMU Office of Government and Community Relations, 207 Welch Hall or by email to Lauren Ely at  government.community@emich.edu  by  Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Only completed applications will be considered. Late applications will not be accepted.

The award will be presented to the recipient, or in the case of a memorial award to representatives of the recipient's family, at the Martin Luther King, Jr. President's Luncheon on Monday, January 15, 2018.

Download the MLK Humanitarian Award
View the comprehensive list of past MLK Humanitarian Award winners.

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