NYU MLK Scholarship Grant

NYU MLK Scholarship Grant Award


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Dear Temitayo,

On behalf of the Admissions Committee and Dean Patricia Carey, Associate Vice Provost, I would like to congratulate you on your admission to the College of Arts and Science at New York University.

Let me add to this good news an invitation to join one of our most prestigious scholars programs at New York University, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars Program. You are among a select group of students who has demonstrated a commitment to further the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through excellence in academic achievement and distinguished leadership.

Your MLK Scholarship Grant Award

Your Martin Luther King Scholarship award in the amount of $45,000 is renewable for four years of study at NYU, provided that you are in good academic standing, are meeting satisfactory academic progress standards, and are enrolled full-time. Any additional scholarship assistance will be reflected in your financial aid estimate online provided that you submitted a completed CSS PROFILE and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the required deadlines.

As an MLK Scholar, you will participate in a rich combination of weekly seminars, domestic and international travel colloquia, research, internships, educational and cultural activities, and community service. These opportunities will enhance the quality of your experiences at NYU and connect you to a network of students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds who share a similar passion for learning and service. Most program expenses are covered, including travel colloquia. In addition, freshmen scholars, who participate in an unpaid summer internship during the summer of their first year, will receive a stipend of $3,000-$5,000 for living expenses.

Scholars’ Weekend – April 15 to April 17

We invite you to attend Scholars’ Weekend, in conjunction with Weekend on the Square, from Friday, April 15th to Sunday, April 17th. Your visit is required for membership in the MLK Scholars Program. One of our current NYU students will host you the two nights in one of our residence halls. While on campus, you will learn more about what it is like to be an NYU student. You will get to experience for yourself the vitality and excitement of our campus in Greenwich Village and New York City with other MLK Scholars.

We will cover the cost of your housing, meals, and round-trip transportation for the weekend. Although we cannot provide assistance for any guests, we welcome your family on Saturday and Sunday. We have scheduled sessions especially for parents and families, further details of which you can expect. Please do not make any travel plans as one of my colleagues will be in touch with you soon to coordinate plans to travel to NYU.

We hope that you will join us for this extraordinary opportunity to learn more about NYU and look forward to welcoming you to our community.


Shawn L. Abbott

Assistant Vice President and Dean of Admissions



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