Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship of the MFSA was established to honor a Junior or Senior who demonstrates high academic standards and leadership ability, and who exemplifies a personal character that advances the spirit and philosophy of Dr. King. Each year one full-time University at Buffalo student junior or senior will be awarded $500 – $1,000.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Member of historically underrepresented groups (African American or African descent; Latino/Hispanic American or Native American).
  • Full-time Junior or Senior UB student.
  • Minimum 3.3 undergraduate GPA.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Evidence of community/university service.
  • Demonstration of sound character and leadership qualities.
  • All disciplines eligible to apply.

Application Requirements:

  • ALL materials must be typed.
  • Completed application.
  • Unofficial transcript.
  • Resume.
  • One letter of recommendation (Faculty, Staff or Employer).
  • A well written essay describing how Dr. King’s philosophy has influenced your educational goals.


Applications are due Friday, February 9, 2018. Completed applications must be post-marked or delivered by 4:00 pm on this date.


Mail completed applications to:

  • Minority Faculty & Staff Association
  • ATTN: Cheryl Taplin
  • MFSA Academic Achievement Awards Committee
  • University at Buffalo
  • 109 Norton Hall
  • Buffalo, NY 14260-1000