Robert F. Kennedy
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kennedy-King Memorial College Scholarship Fund, Ltd.

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Application Information

Applications for 2014 are now closed. Applications for 2015 will be posted by November 2014.

The Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship Fund each spring awards a number of two-year scholarships of $4,000 per year to students who transfer in the fall or spring following the award from Contra Costa County community colleges to junior standing in four-year accredited institutions.

TO QUALIFY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP YOU MUST:

  1. Be of African-American, Latino, Native American, or of Pacific Islander descent, i.e. a minority group underrepresented at four-year colleges and universities in California.

  2. Be enrolled for the fall semester prior to the award (or have completed your course work within the past year) at Diablo Valley, Contra Costa, or Los Medanos Colleges. Applicants may not be currently enrolled nor intend to enroll before next June in a four-year college or university.

  3. Be eligible (have sufficient and proper units) to transfer to a four-year institution with junior standing for the next fall term (or at the latest the next spring term) following the award.

  4. Provide evidence of financial need.

  5. Complete and submit on time the application with required attachments. If selected for interview, you MUST attend the Saturday morning Selection Comnittee interviews in the spring.

 

To complete Kennedy-King scholarship applications, eligible students in the three Contra Costa Community Colleges will need to download the following four documents:

  1. Letter & Instructions: The letter from the Selection Committee sets forth the qualifications students must meet to be eligible to apply for a Kennedy-King scholarship. The instructions provide the information needed to complete the application.
  2. Application: This is the application students must complete.
  3. Counselor's Verification: The student's community college counselor must complete this verification of the student's readiness to transfer to a four-year college with junior standing.
  4. Personal Reference Form: This form will be used by the student's three references to express their views on the suitability of the student for a Kennedy-King scholarship. (You will need three of these).

 


Graduate Scholarship Information

The Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship Fund also offers one-year graduate scholarships in the amount of $4,000 each to pursue a graduate degree. To apply and be eligible for the scholarship, you must:

  1. Have been a previous recipient of an undergraduate Kennedy-King scholarship.

  2. Demonstrate financial need.

  3. Complete and submit the application with required attachments, including:

    1. Transcripts of all your college level academic work,

    2. An essay outlining your career goals and why you believe you are deserving of a Kennedy-King graduate scholarship, and

    3. Two completed Personal Reference Forms — one from a college or university professor, and another from an individual who is familiar with your interests and achievements (not a family member).

  4. You must be accepted and enrolled in an academically accredited graduate program leading to a graduate degree. You can apply in subsequent years for additional grants if needed to complete your degree program.

To complete your Kennedy-King scholarship application, former Kennedy-King scholars will need to download these documents:

  1. Letter & Instructions: The letter from the Selection Committee sets forth the qualifications students must meet to be eligible to apply for a Kennedy-King scholarship. The instructions provide the information needed to complete the application.
  2. Application: This is the application students must complete.
  3. Personal Reference Form: This form will be used by the student's two references to express their views on the suitability of the student for a Kennedy-King scholarship. (You will need three of these).

 

See listings of all past recipients
See who is on our board of directors
See our financial information for the past three years
Download a scholarship application
See information about upcoming events at Kennedy-King
See links to news coverage about Kennedy-King
Send us an email

Kennedy King Memorial College Scholarship Fund, Ltd.
P.O. Box 2643, Martinez, Ca. 94553
email: info@kennedyking.org
IRS Tax ID# 94-1677726