MLK Scholarship

To provide scholarship funds to financially deserving local students who, through their words and actions, embody the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s teachings on peace, racial harmony, community service and bettering the lives of others.


The scholarship will be administered by the Coral Springs Community Chest, Inc., via the City of Coral Springs’ Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee. Scholarship funds cover the 2021-2022 academic year only and monies will be awarded to the educational institution that you will be attending.

Step 1.Selection Criteria

  • Students who demonstrate a financial need for the scholarship funds. This will be supplemented by completion of the other requirements and the applicant’s overall application. Awards will be made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin.
  • Chances for being awarded the scholarship are increased if the student is in the process of performing an act of humanity or community service that touches the lives of one or more persons. This must be verified in writing by either a teacher, guidance counselor or clergy representative.

Step 2.Requirements 

  • Be a Coral Springs resident for at least a year.
  • Be a high school senior currently enrolled in Taravella High, Stoneman Douglas High, Coral Springs High, Coral Springs Charter or Coral Glades High.
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.50.
  • Plan to attend an accredited college, university or technical institute during the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.




Application is closed for 2021-2022

Step 1.Complete Application Form

Applications must be signed.

Step 2.Required Documents 

Submit a current transcript or report card.

Submit a copy of the student's FAFSA application and family's Income Tax Return.

Submit proof of acceptance to college, university or technical school

All the required documents must be submitted along with the application, prior to the deadline or the application will NOT be accepted. Students who are interviewed will be required to verify financial need.

Step 3.Recommendations

Ask a teacher, guidance counselor and/or clergy representative to submit a letter of recommendation on behalf of the student.

Step 4.Deadline

Whether hand-delivered or mailed, it is your responsibility to ensure that the application is in our hands by the deadline. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Selected students will be interviewed in April, and winners will be announced shortly thereafter.




The Scholarship Committee is working on raising funds for the 2021-2022 academic year and welcomes any donations to the scholarship fund.

If you wish to donate to this worthy cause, please make your check payable to Coral Springs Community Chest / MLK Scholarship, and mail to:

Sue Knight
9500 W. Sample Rd.
Coral Springs, FL, 33065.

Sponsors will be recognized at an Awards Reception for scholarship winners. Each sponsor’s name will be listed on the City’s website at and will be featured on promotional materials produced by the City


The Coral Springs Community Chest, Inc. and Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee reserve the right to revise, suspend or discontinue this program without notice.