(Columbia, SC) – The City of Columbia is accepting applications for the 2024 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Keeper Scholarship Awards. The Dream Keeper Scholarship Awards program recognizes exemplary displays of committed service to the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The ideals of social responsibility, political empowerment, diversity, racial harmony, nonviolence, and unselfish service must be demonstrated through volunteer service by the applicant in support of his or her community and fellow citizens.
The applicant must be age 18 or younger, and enrolled in a Richland School District One elementary, middle or high school with a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
Scholarship levels and amounts:
High School Awards (9-12) 500 words: 1st place- $1,000.00, 2nd place- $500.00, 3rd place- $250.00
Middle School Awards (6-8) 250 words: 1st place- $250.00, 2nd place- $175.00, 3rd place- $100.00
Elementary School Awards (k-5) 100 words: 1st place-$100.00, 2nd place- $75.00, 3rd place-$50.00
Applications are available online for download or at the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department, 1111 Recreation Drive, Columbia, SC 29201.
Applications must be returned by the following methods:
· By mail to: City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department, Attn: Kenya Bryant, 1111 Recreation Drive, Columbia, SC 29201.
Applications must be postmarked by Friday, December 1, 2023.
· Submit completed application as a PDF file to Kenya.Bryant@columbiasc.gov by Friday, December 1, 2023