Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship
Be a high school senior who is a resident of or attending school in one of the following zip codes and be on track to graduate by June 2023: 98104, 98108, 98118, 98122, 98134, 98144; (Franklin, Garfield, NOVA, interagency sites, Rainier Beach, South Lake, Cleveland and independent schools in these zip codes are all eligible).
Be a member of a racial or ethnic group that is underrepresented in higher education:
– American Indian or Alaskan Native
– Cambodian, Filipino, Laotian, Vietnamese
– African or Black
– Pacific Islander
Have a family income for 2022 that does not exceed the amount listed by family size in this chart.
Have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.50 through fall 2023 term. An ideal candidate will have a GPA between 2.5 and 3.6.
Plan to enroll at a not-for-profit, accredited college or university in the United States starting in fall 2024.
File a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA)
Complete and submit the application along with the required supporting documents.
Please note: International students, students on foreign exchange or visas and out-of-state residents are not eligible.
students attending 4-year college: $4000 per year for four years
students attending 2-year college: $2000 per year for two years
– if they transfer/transition to a 4-year they will receive $4000 per year for the final two years