Martin Luther Kings voice was silenced 38 years ago in Memphis, Tenn., but his dream lives on at West Virginia Universityin the scholarship that bears his name.
WVU s Center for Black Culture is currently accepting nominations for its Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Award, an honor the center bestows annually to the WVU student who best typifies the example of the slain civil rights leader.
Were looking for that student who is advancing the mission of Dr. Kingthat student who has a proven history of working with social justice causes and civil rights causes,said Todd McFadden, CBC associate director.Were looking for that student who shares Dr. Kings ideals.
The $1,000 award will be applied to the 2007-08 financial aid package of the scholarship recipient.
Applicants must be sophomores and juniors who attend classes full-time while carrying a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. Students must also have a demonstrated financial need as determined by WVU s Office of Financial Aid.
Nominations must be returned to the center by Wednesday, Nov. 29. The scholarship will be awarded during WVU s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast on Jan. 15.
Applications may be downloaded athttp://www.wvu.edu/~cbcr/mlk8.html. The mailing address is: WVU Center for Black Culture, ATTN : MLK Scholarship Committee, 590 Spruce St., P.O. Box 6417, Morgantown, WV 26506 -6417.