What the students have to say about their awards:

Isaac Cree: The Villages Charter High School

Amber Whitmer: Lake Weir High School

Aaliyah Massey : Wildwood Middle High School

Jenny Wang: The Villages Charter High School



The MLK Commemorative Committee is a 501 (C) (3) federal income tax exempt organization. Our purpose is to provide college scholarships to high school seniors at the following high schools in the area:  The Villages Charter High School, Lake Weir High School, Leesburg High School, Wildwood Middle High School, Bellview High School,  and Tavares High School. The Committee holds fund-raising activities and events to raise money to fund scholarships. In addition, the Committee hosts an annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee Breakfast to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and present the current year scholarship awardees to the community.

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.


The goal of this Scholarship Fund is to help students 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.

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 (we do NOT accept on line donations) your contribution to:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee, Inc.
333 Colony Blvd., Colony Plaza #304, The Villages, FL 32162