Madeline has an incredible story. She came to UofL because earning a degree was her way to honor the sacrifices her mother had made to raise her and she saw UofL as a pathway to change for others from a similar background. The MLK Scholars program is filled with students like Madeline, who have the ideas, vision, and personal character to carry Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy forward.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars participate in an engaging leadership development program while enrolled at the University of Louisville. This mentored scholars program includes a scholarship, which is awarded annually to ten African American or Latino high school graduates from Kentucky or Southern Indiana.
MLK Scholars participate in a program designed to develop critical thinking skills, engage in self exploration, and establish an appreciation for civic engagement. MLK Scholars live in an Honors Service Living Learning community throughout their first year, enroll in courses focused on social justice, social change and peace studies, engage in experiential learning through community service initiatives, and, during the second year, participate in a civil rights immersion travel experience.
Help invest in students like Madeline who are the future leaders of the country.