Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Scholarship

November 08, 2021

Presented by The City of Sanford Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee, Inc. In Partnership with Seminole State College, Sanford, Florida.


The purpose of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship fund is to honor Dr. King’s accomplishments as well as encourage our youth, through education and experience, to continue to strive to become productive citizens and give back to their communities through seeking higher education beyond high school. We are encouraging Seminole County high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university to compete in an Oratorical Contest to receive scholarship funds.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee will offer a scholarship to the first, second and third place winners. If one of these winners attend Seminole State College, they will be awarded a $3,000 scholarship. If the first, second, or third place winner does not want to attend Seminole State College this scholarship will be offered to the next contestant.


  • Candidate must be a high school senior planning to attend a college or university after graduation;
  • Candidate must currently have a 2.5 overall GPA earned in high school;
  • Candidate must submit a copy of his/her speech along with a completed application by              December 20. 2021.

For more information, download the application packet below: