The City of Columbia is accepting nominations for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Keeper Scholarship Awards. The Dream Keeper Award recognizes exemplary displays of committed service to the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The ideals of social responsibility, political empowerment, diversity, racial harmony, nonviolence, and unselfish service must be demonstrated voluntarily by the nominee in support of his or her community and fellow citizens.
The nominee must be age 18 or younger and enrolled in school with a minimum 2.0 grade point average.
Winners will be announced at the City of Columbia’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 15, 2018, at 4 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and Community Center, 2300 Greene Street. Nominees must attend the celebration.
Applications are available for download or at the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department, 1111 Parkside Drive, Columbia, SC 29203. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Keeper Scholarship Application
Applications must be returned by the following methods:
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