2018-2019 East Ohio Conference Martin Luther King Jr. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Merit Scholarship
The East Ohio Martin Luther King Jr. Merit Scholarship is administered by the Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry which awards scholarships to students based upon merit. The Board may award up to one (1) $5,000 Scholarship. This is a one year scholarship, yet a student may apply each year of their schooling. Notification of scholarship awards will be made to all applicants no later than June 1, 2018. (Please do not call the office).

Questions concerning the East Ohio Martin Luther King, Jr. Merit Scholarship or other United Methodist scholarships and loans should be directed to Kaye Wolfinger at 800-831-3972 Ext. 116 or e-mail kayew@eocumc.com with your questions.

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SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED IF TYPED OR SUBMITTED ONLINE
1. The student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Attach current Transcript.

2. The student must be an active member of a United Methodist Church in East Ohio, and admitted to or attending a United Methodist college or university for the 2018-2019 college year.

3. Each student applicant must be recommended by a local United Methodist Church. A form is attached for the student to give to their local church Administrative Board/Council. The form is to be filled out by church officers and returned to the student. It is strongly encouraged that the final paper be shared with the Administrative Board/Council which is recommending the student.

4. The Student Application form MUST be completed by the student and not by a third party (such as parent). Attention and care should be given to spelling, punctuation, correct grammar and coherent content. It is recommended that the applicant request conversation and mentoring with their pastor or church lay leader as they create their essay.

5. All materials should be sent to East Ohio Martin Luther King, Jr. Merit Scholarship, 8800 Cleveland Avenue N.W., P.O. Box 2800, North Canton, Ohio 44720, postmarked no later than March 17, 2018. (There are NO exceptions to this deadline, please do not ask).


7. The student MUST submit ALL material for the application to be considered. A complete application will include:

• Student Application Form – with all sections completed
(Incomplete applications will not be considered)

• Attach current Transcript

• Administrative Board Recommendation Form

• A personal letter of recommendation from a pastor or lay person
(who is not a relative) who knows you well which states:

a) The length of time you’ve known the applicant
b) How you have worked/related with the applicant
c) Why you feel the applicant is deserving of a scholarship.

• Completed essay emailed to eocyoungpeople@gmail.com

Essay Requirements
Using the information provided on the next page and from your own research, please write an essay (in a Word document) about your understanding of the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr.

How has this research impacted your personal faith?

Attention and care should be given to spelling, punctuation, correct grammar and coherent content (reminder: any quotes need to be cited properly when used).

It is recommended that the applicant request conversation and mentoring with their pastor or church lay leader as they create their essay.

Where to submit forms and recommendations
It is the APPLICANT’S responsibility to make sure recommendations and forms are submitted on time.

All scholarship application material (reference letters, Administrative Board Recommendation Form, Transcripts) should be postmarked by March 17, 2018 and mailed to:

East Ohio MLK Scholarship
Attn: Kaye Wolfinger
8800 Cleveland Avenue N.W.
P.O. Box 2800
North Canton, OH 44720

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