Enter the Arlington Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit of Service Scholarship Competition

This competition is for college students enrolled in Tarrant County College Southeast and UT Arlington.

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the winning essay writer!

This year's theme is: “Advancing the Dream: Diversity in Action”

Requirements include:

  1. Demonstrated ongoing community service
  2. Freshman/Sophomore, Junior, or Senior who has completed 24 hours or more
  3. Minimum 3.0 GPA
  4. Full-time status attending 12 semester hours or more
  5. Demonstrated financial need (via FAFSA score for 2019, please include your reply page)
  6. Well written essay. The theme is “Advancing the Dream: Diversity in Action” (Must not exceed 1,500 words.)

Application materials must 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. Monday, December 2, 2019 in-person or scanned/emailed. 

Winners will be formally recognized at the MLK Advancing the Dream Awards Banquet on Friday, January 17, 2020.

Click here to download Scholarship flyer.