MLK Community Coalition of Lebanon, Ohio

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There are now 3 ways to submit the application:

1) ONLINE:  Complete this Online Form, upload all requisite materials and essay.

2) EMAIL:  Download and complete application. Return completed application and requisite materials by email to

3) MAIL: Return completed application and requisite materials by mail postmarked by NEW DEADLINE IS APRIL 10, 2021 to:

MLK Community Coalition of Lebanon Scholarship

PO Box 1671, Lebanon, OH 45036

NOTE:  Reference letters from teachers, advisors or employers must be emailed by reference to by April 10, 2021.


The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Coalition of Lebanon would like to award one (1) Lebanon High School senior a $1,000 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.

Scholarship Checklist:

  • Please 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.

  • Responses to all supplement questions (Student Involvement and Accomplishments, College Financial Information, and Personal Goals and Statements)
  • Letter of Reference from two teachers, advisors, and/or employers
  • Transcript of senior year with cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
  • Acceptance letter from community college, university, trade school, tech school, or nursing school.
  • Submit scholarship to: MLK Community Coalition of Lebanon by deadline March 20, 2021  NEW DEADLINE IS APRIL 10, 2021.

Note: This application and supporting materials must be received by March 20, 2021  NEW DEADLINE IS APRIL 10, 2021.. Notification of the scholarship award decision will be made on or around April 30, 2021.



Make a donation to support the MLK Lebanon Scholarship

MLK Lebanon continues to support students by creating a scholarship for graduating high school seniors.

With a generous financial donations, we will be able to continue this program next school year.