Minneapolis MLK Legacy Scholarship 2017

The Minneapolis MLK Legacy Scholarship Program was established by the General Mills Foundation in partnership with UNCF. The scholarship will include renewable need-based awards to students who are permanent residents in the state of Minnesota and reside in the zip codes of 55411 or 55412.

This scholarship will provide a renewable award of up to $5,250.00 for 4 years beginning in the 2017-2018 academic school year.

The program is open to applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid ("FAFSA")form.
  • Have a demonstrated, unmet financial need as verified by college or university.
  • Reside or be a permanent resident of the state of Minnesota and reside in the zip codes of 55411 or 55412.
  • Be a U.S. citizen who is African American or Hispanic.
  • Be an entering freshman who, in priority order, has been accepted and who is planning to enroll full-time at any UNCF member institution, other Historically Black College or University or an accredited four-year institution.

Application requirements:

  • Complete the student online application
  • Submit a one-page personal statement of career interest
  • Provide a current transcript
  • Submit one (1) letter of recommendation

To renew the scholarship you must:

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Continue to have a demonstrated, unmet financial need as verified by or university.
  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year institution.
  • Continue to have permanent residence in the state of Minnesota and reside in the zip codes of 55411 or 55412.

 

If you have any questions, please email Jeff Darden II

 

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