Scholarships for American Indians

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Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities

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 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

American Correctional Association

Attn: Scholarship Award Committee

206 North Washington Street, Suite 200

Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 224-0000                                                Toll-free: (800) ACA-JOIN

E-mail: jenniferb@aca.org

Web: www.aca.org/pastpresentfuture/awards.asp

Purpose - To provide financial assistance for undergraduate or graduate study to Native American and other minorities interested in a career in the criminal justice field.

Eligibility - Members of the American Correctional Association (ACA) may nominate a minority person for these awards. Nominees do not need to be ACA members, but graduate or graduate program in criminal justice at a 4-year college or university. Along with the nomination package, they must submit a 250-word essay describing their reflections on the ideals and philosophies of Dr. Martin Luther King and how they have attempted to emulate those qualities in their lives. They must provide documentation of financial need, academic achievement, and commitment to the principles of Dr. King.

Financial data - A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Funds are paid directly to the recipient's college or university.

Number awarded - 1 each year.

Deadline - May of each year.