Martin Luther King Jr. Community Coalition of Lebanon would like to award one
(1) Lebanon High School senior
for the upcoming school year.
Criteria for selection include
character, community involvement and scholastic achievement. To be eligible,
applicant must be graduating senior from Lebanon High School, Lebanon, Ohio
planning to attend a post-secondary school (community college, university,
trade school, nursing school, technical college, etc.). Individuals meeting
these qualifications will be considered for this scholarship. Information
on how to apply is listed below.
submit the following with the completed and signed application. Scholarship Essay: The theme of the 36th Annual MLK Celebration in Lebanon is “Stand Up To Hate With Love.” Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. is quoted as saying “Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night
already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love
can do that.” In your own words, please respond to two of the questions below while reflecting on the Dr. King quote.
• Scholarship essay should be up to 500 words that includes responses to two (2) of the questions listed below:
o How would you work towards bridging the gap between the races, promoting racial harmony and
equality, and improving awareness and understanding of cultural diversity?
o Please tell how the philosophies and ideals of Dr. King influence your life.
o Explain how you intend to put into practice the ideals of solving problems by promoting harmony and
mutual respect among different groups and working together to build up the community.
o Explain how the ideals of Dr. King have helped you develop your personal values and how you hope to
live out these values in your life and career.
to all supplement questions (Student Involvement and Accomplishments, College
Financial Information, and Personal
Goals and Statements)
of Reference from two teachers, advisors, and/or employers
of senior year with cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
letter from community college, university, trade school, tech school, or
- Submit scholarship to:
MLK Community Coalition of Lebanon by deadline March 20, 2021.
Return completed application and
requisite materials by mail postmarked by March 20, 2021 to:
MLK Community Coalition of
PO Box 1671
Lebanon, OH 45036
Note: This application and
supporting materials must be received by March 20, 2021. Notification of the scholarship
award decision will be made on or around April 10, 2021.
MLK LEBANON SCHOLARSHIP RULES