MLK Scholarships & Awards

EMU is pleased to offer multiple scholarships and awards during the Annual MLK Celebration.  Please click on the title of each scholarship or award to learn more information and review application requirements:

Evans-Strand Peace Award 

Modeled after the Nobel Peace Prize, this $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a currently enrolled EMU student who has made significant contributions to the advancement of cultural understanding and acceptance of diversity at EMU. Application deadline is December 17, 2021. Apply for the Evans-Strand Peace Award.

MLK, Jr. Rising Together for Justice Scholarship Contest

Three currently enrolled undergraduate students will be chosen to receive a $500 scholarship, based on the submission of a piece demonstrating how the theme “Rising Together for Justice” speaks to the applicant. Application deadline is January 3, 2022. Apply for the MLK, Jr. Rising Together for Justice Scholarship Contest.

Presidential Difference Maker Scholarship

The Presidential Difference Maker Scholarship is a $2,500 award provided to a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate or graduate student who has made a significant contribution on-campus and/or off-campus that enriches the lives of others. Application deadline is December 17, 2021.  Apply for the Presidential Difference Maker Scholarship.

Humanitarian Award

The Humanitarian Award recognizes individuals from Eastern Michigan University’s campus community or a member of the surrounding community who exemplify the values and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Application deadline is December 17, 2021. Apply for the Humanitarian Award.