Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Award

The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Award of the Minority Faculty & Staff Association (MFSA) was established to honor a junior or senior who demonstrates high academic standards, leadership ability, and exemplary personal character that advances the spirit and philosophy of Dr. King. Each year one full-time University at Buffalo student is chosen for this award. This year’s award will be $500.00.

Scholarships will be awarded in the spring semester during the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Event on February 28, 2024.

 Preference given to a member of a historically underrepresented groups [African American or African descent; Latino/Hispanic American or Native American]
 Full-time Junior or Senior UB student
 Minimum 3.3 undergraduate GPA.
 U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
 Evidence of community/university service
 Demonstration of sound character and leadership qualities.
 All disciplines eligible to apply.


 Unofficial transcript
 Resume
 Two Letters of recommendation (1) Faculty/Staff and (1) Employer
 A well written essay describing how Dr. King’s philosophy has influenced your educational goals.

Minority Faculty & Staff Association
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please indicate the total number of credit hours that you will have completed by the end of the fall term at UB.
  2. What is your expected graduation date?
  3. Please write an essay that demonstrates (1) your understanding of Dr. King’s philosophy and (2) the impact of his philosophy on your life.
  4. Upload your unofficial transcript from the University at Buffalo.
  5. Upload your current resume.
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