New Scholarship to Honor life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


— In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, a scholarship will be awarded to an Anne Arundel County student in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and his legacy of service and social justice.

The breakfast is on Monday, January 18, 2016, in the David S. Jenkins Gymnasium on Anne Arundel Community College’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. The theme of this year’s breakfast is “In the Face of Adversity, We March On!” Doors open at 7:30 a.m., with the breakfast beginning promptly at 8 a.m. As in prior years, participants are asked to bring canned goods to be donated to the county’s Food Bank.

The scholarship will be awarded in partnership with the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Scholarship Trust for a period of four years, or the length of the course, up to a maximum of $800 per semester ($6,400 over four years). The scholarship also will include a one-to-one mentor provided by the Annapolis Trust and access to the Annapolis Trust’s Mentor Network. This special scholarship opportunity is open to all Anne Arundel County students who are graduating Anne Arundel County high school seniors with GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale and who have demonstrated commitment to social justice, community service, leadership or cultural awareness experiences.

Upon notification of the award, the student must present both proof of acceptance to a regionally accredited college or university and proof of enrollment at a regionally accredited college or university. All applications must be received or postmarked by March 16, 2015. For more information and to download the scholarship application, visit

The scholarship will be announced at the breakfast. Tickets for the breakfast at $35 each are available by contacting Eugene Peterson at 301-538-0887 or Erica Matthews at 443-761-9734. Make checks payable to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Committee and mail to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Committee, Attn: Erica Matthews, P.O. Box 1951, Annapolis, MD 21404.