Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship is open to ethnic minority high school students, college students, graduate students and adult students who are pursuing careers in teaching and reside in the state of California.
Applying students or their parents must be members of the California Teachers Association (CTA). They must also be ethnic minority students, including African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Hispanic. Up to 25 scholarships are awarded each year.
The scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to encourage more ethnic minorities to pursue careers in teaching. Dr. King was a civil rights activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his work in combating racial inequality through nonviolence.
The scholarship is offered through the California Teachers Association, a member-based, non-profit organization representing the interests of educators in the state of California. Through its 325,000 members, the organization strives to improve the quality of education in public schools and promote human and civil rights.
The deadline for this scholarship is usually in FEBRUARY of each year, and the award amount VARIES.
For more details, visit www.cta.org/en/About-CTA/CTA-Foundation/Scholarships.aspx