The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee in The Villages awards 12 high school seniors each with a $4,000.00 scholarship! To date, with help from our donors, we have awarded $450,000 in scholarships to deserving students over the years.

Our committee is very dedicated in providing support through financial assistance. We are 100% committed to fulfilling Dr. King’s vision and that of our founders, Dr. Lew and Barbara Jones of helping our students meet their full potential. This is our pledge and commitment to you (our donors), the students, and to the members of our community. We want to thank each of our donors that has partnered with us in this endeavor this year and every year. You are now part of the MLK Hall of Heroes!

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2021 scholarship recipients are:

Valeria Alfonzo Molina: Belleview High School

Sydney Gledden: Lake Weir High School

Amber Whitmer: Lake Weir High School

Iyana Hepburn: Leesburg High School

Janae Hodge: Leesburg High School

Nathan Harvey: Tavares High School

Makenzie Strickland: Tavares High School

Isaac Cree: The Villages Charter High School

Jaleigha Dunlap: The Villages Charter High School

Abigail Koubek: The Villages Charter High School

Jenny Wang: The Villages Charter High School

Aaliyah Massey: Wildwood Middle High School

 

 

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

 

  1. Education must enable a man to become more efficient, to achieve with increasing facility the legitimate goals of his life.”
     
  2. “To save man from the morass of propaganda, in my opinion, is one of the chief aims of education.”
     
  3. “A great majority of the so-called educated people do not think logically and scientifically. Even the press, the classroom, the platform, and the pulpit in many instances do not give us objective and unbiased truths.”                                                                                                                      
  4.  “Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction.”
     
  5. “The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.”
     
  6. “The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate.”
  1. “[E]ducation which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.”
     
  2. “Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education.”
 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee, Inc.
333 Colony Blvd., Colony Plaza #304, The Villages, FL 32162

Proceeds from fund-raising activities and donations are used to provide college scholarships.

The Committee is a 501(c)(3) organization.

The goal of this Scholarship Fund is to help students who are members of racial or ethnic minorities, underrepresented in American colleges and universities, achieve the dream of a higher education. The Scholarship Fund seeks out students who show financial need and academic promise, and who have overcome obstacles and contributed to their community. This community’s strong support of the recipients is one of the most unique and important attributes of the scholarship.

In furtherance of the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee awards college scholarships to deserving students  who might not otherwise achieve their dream of a college education. We seek out and give highest consideration to young people who show financial need, have overcome obstacles, have worked to improve their communities and who might be overlooked by traditional scholarships.

To make a donation to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee, please send a check or money order payable to Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee. In the memo line, add: For the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund.

Thank you!

Send your contribution to:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee, Inc.
333 Colony Blvd., Colony Plaza #304, The Villages, FL 32162