Nominate a deserving youth for an MLK college scholarship



The MLK Association of Asheville and Buncombe County is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Award. This annual award is designed to honor high school seniors (rising college students) for their leadership skills, civic and social justice advocacy and mentorship of other students.

We are pleased to announce that two scholarships will be awarded this year. The first-place recipient will be given an award in the amount of $1,250 and the second-place winner, a $750 scholarship both in pursuit of higher education aspirations. A formal presentation of the 2015 MLK Youth Scholarship Awards and recognition of all nominees will be made during a special event in June 2015 and/or at the 35th Annual MLK Prayer Breakfast in January 2016.
Please feel free to duplicate (or share electronically) the following MLK Youth nomination form 2015, MLK Youth process and criteria 2015 and then pass along to colleagues and friends who work with youth. Online nominations can be made by clicking here. We are hoping to cast the net as wide as possible so as to receive the broadest set of nominees.

With many thanks for your help and continued support of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Association and our work to promote civil and social justice in the community. For more information about the MLK Youth Scholarship, please contact Annie Burton, Committee Chair at 828.423.1559 or

We look forward receiving your nomination(s) no later than Friday, May 22, 2015