The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Graduate Fellowship Program provides six graduate student scholarships each year, covering full tuition and fees (insurance is not included) for the student’s graduate program. The Program is administered by the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an accomplished scholar who exemplified the utmost qualities of leadership. In keeping with the high standards exemplified by Dr. King, recipients of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Graduate Fellowship should be but not limited to students of African origin, demonstrate high standards of leadership, and have a record of community service.  Note: The MLK Fellowship does not currently cover doctoral or online programs.

MLK Fellows

Jeanelle Angus

Jeanelle C.K. Angus

Nita Holder

Nita Holder

Danzel Jones

Danzel T. Jones

Nyah K. Macklin

Nyah K. Macklin

Craig Parker

Craig Parker

Lex Weaver

Lex Weaver

Adebukola Ajao

Adebukola Ajao

Andrea Caruth

Andrea Caruth

Marian A Nsia

Marian A. Nsia

Kendra Rumbika

Kendra Rumbika

Kevin Saint Dick

Kevin Saint-Dick

What is the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Graduate Fellowship Program?

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Graduate Fellowship Program provides six graduate student scholarships each year, covering full tuition and fees (insurance is not included) for the student’s graduate program. The Program is administered by the John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute.

Who is Eligible?

Recipients are focused on, but not limited to, Northeastern University students of African origin who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.   This fellowship does not currently cover doctoral or online programs. International students are not eligible for this fellowship.

Applicants should also show evidence of:

  • Outstanding academic performance at the undergraduate level.
  • Leadership ability as indicated by participation in community service activities.
  • Strong personal references
  • Being present on the Boston campus for start of the fall semester

How does one apply for the MLK Fellowship?

To be considered for the MLK fellowship, applicants must:

  • Apply to and be accepted into a Northeastern University graduate program*
  • Apply for financial aid through FAFSA (https://fafsa.ed.gov/) and the University’s Office of Financial Aid (www.northeastern.edu/financialaid/).
  • Complete and submit an official Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Graduate Fellowship Application along with an official undergraduate transcript.
  • Complete and submit a personal statement.
  • Have three personal reference letters mailed to the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute.
  • Attend a personal interview.
  • Be present on Boston campus for start of the fall semester.

* We only accept applications from an approved Undergraduate University, full-time Master’s degree program and references should come from an employer, university administrator or university professor.

How many applicants are selected each year?

Each academic year, six graduate students from the Boston campus may be selected.

What costs are covered by the Fellowship?

The scholarship covers full tuition and general fees (insurance is not included) for the student’s graduate program.

When are award notifications given?

Notifications are sent to recipients immediately after the MLK Selection Committee has made its decision. Decision dates are contingent upon applicant’s acceptance into a graduate program at Northeastern and completion of the application process.

Due June 14

Please return your neatly prepared application, transcripts, letters of reference and a copy of your resume by June 14 by fax, scanned email or postal mail:

Fax:

(866) 617-7616

Email:

Dr. Richard L. O’Bryant
r.obryant@northeastern.edu
(617) 373-3143

Postal:

Dr. Richard L. O’Bryant
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Graduate Fellowship Program
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115