Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Scholarship supports students who seek to improve racial harmony, social justice

Beginning this week, students in the Great Lakes Bay Region may apply for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Scholarship. Applications are due Nov. 1.

The scholarships are awarded to Bay, Midland and Saginaw County high school seniors, regardless of ethnicity, who actively embrace King’s dream of improving racial harmony and social justice.

“The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Scholarship looks to identify students who recognize and promote cultural diversity, which is so important in today’s world,” said Reneé Johnston, president and CEO of the Saginaw Community Foundation. “It’s amazing to see how many young people in our region live by Dr. King’s vision.”

The scholarship award(s) will be at least $1,000 and are non-renewable. The scholarship award(s) will be presented at the annual Great Lakes Bay Regional Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration program to be held on Jan. 16, 2013 at Saginaw Valley State University.

Students may download the application online here or pick up a hard copy at the Bay Area Community Foundation at Pere Marquette Depot 1000 Adams Street, Suite 200; the Midland Area Community Foundation at 76 Ashman Circle or the Saginaw Community Foundation at 1 Tuscola Street, Suite 100.

For additional information, contact the Saginaw Community Foundation at (989) 755-0545; the Midland Area Community Foundation at (989) 839-9661; or the Bay Area Community Foundation at (989) 893-6026.