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Fresh Wind Presents

2022 MLK scholarship

Join the Program and Rediscover Your Confidence

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The purpose of the Fresh Wind MLK Day Scholarship Program is to provide members of our church family with financial assistance for educational expenses beyond high school. By rewarding the MLK scholarships, we hope to encourage, promote, motivate, and provide incentive to those who wish to take advantage of post-secondary educational opportunities.



With this scholarship, we reward graduating high school seniors who have made plans to attend an accredited vocational-technical school, trade school, two-year college, four-year college, or university. 



The Scholarship distribution committee will determine if the funds will be dispersed in one lump sum or divided into separate annual disbursements over the two- or four-year periods, depending on the student’s acceptance into one of the above institutions. 

Must be an active member 

At least one year of attendance and participation in youth activities is a requirement. Active participation in two spiritual education offerings each month (i.e., Bible Study, Fresh Lessons and/or Sunday School) is also required.

Must present all required materials
  • Completed scholarship application 

  • Brief paragraph on why the recipient wants this scholarship (optional) 

  • 500-word essay (see topics below) Five minute or less video of the essay 

  • Copy of the letter of acceptance to an institution of higher learning. 


The essay should be on one of the following choices:


  1. In reflection of the famous I Have A Dream Speech performed by Rev Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Please share what your dream would be. In the famous “I Have A Dream” speech, Dr. King stirred the nation with a riveting message that inspired change within our social construct and within each of our own lives- and it all started with a dream! What are your dreams? Please share.​ 

  2. On March 7, 1965, roughly 600 marchers approached the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Preparing to face brutal attacks by oncoming state troopers, these marchers stood their ground in the fight against racial injustice. Imagine standing on that bridge alongside John Lewis and several other civil rights’ activists, what would your thoughts and reactions be? 

  3. Dr. King said that “Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon… which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.” Nonviolence was a philosophy that King lived and advocated for over the course of his adult life. What do you think Martin Luther King Jr. would say about the most recent crime, violence, and civil unrest?

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