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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Library Guide

MLK Day is observed annually on the third Monday of January.

Scholarship Opportunity!

Dr. MLK Jr. Day Essay Contest - 2023

The annual MLK Day Essay Contest is open to all Davenport students* currently enrolled for Winter 2023. The selected winner must be enrolled at least part-time to utilize the scholarship. The author of the winning essay will receive a scholarship of $750. Second place will receive a scholarship of $250. Recipients will have four semesters to redeem the scholarship toward university expenses on campus (tuition, fees, bookstore, etc.). Additional details and the link to submit your essay are available on the Engage@DU event page. The theme for 2023 surrounds racial inequality and democracy in the United States. 

The deadline to submit essays will be at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2023

*Students currently receiving certain tuition discounts are not eligible, including State of Michigan, Biggby, etc. Please check with Student Financial Services to confirm eligibility if your expenses are already covered by other existing scholarships. 

*Full-time university employees taking classes are not eligible to win the essay contest. Work-study student employees are eligible.