The Arlington MLK Celebration Committee announces an essay writing scholarship competition for students currently enrolled at UT Arlington and Tarrant County College Southeast.

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded for the best essay among TCC-SE students and one for the best essay among UT Arlington students. The theme is: “Advancing the Dream: Moving Toward Unity, Justice, and Peace”. This scholarship can help defray the cost of college tuition and books for a deserving student and will be paid into your financial aid account if you are a winner.

Requirements include:

  1. Freshman/Sophomore, Junior, or Senior who has completed 24 hours or more
  2. Be in good academic standing. Minimum 3.0 GPA earns higher score
  3. Full-time status attending 12 semester hours or more
  4. Demonstrated ongoing community service and how you believe it supports the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  5. Well written essay. The theme is “Advancing the Dream: Moving Toward Unity, Justice, and Peace” (Must not exceed 1,500 words.)

Application materials must be in a .pdf format to upload into the application form. Please also include two letters of recommendation and a statement of community service achievements. Letters of recommendation may come from faculty, employers and/or community leaders.

Entry deadline is: 4 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2022 

Winner will be notified in December and formally recognized at the in-person celebration MLK Advancing the Dream Awards Banquet Kickoff event on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. Please complete a separate application for UTA Scholarship and/or TCC-SE Scholarship. Click here for the online application form

To view or download the Scholarship flyer, click here.

Click here to learn more about the 2023 Celebration.