Center for Multicultural Initiatives

Students invited to apply for OU’s Keeper of the Dream Scholarship

Applications due by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 9

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Students invited to apply for OU’s Keeper of the Dream Scholarship
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Applications are being accepted for Oakland University’s 2021 Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards. 

$5,000 scholarships are available to students who have demonstrated strong citizenship, scholarship and leadership in breaking down cultural stereotypes and promoting interracial understanding. They are presented at the Keeper of the Dream Celebration, held each January on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Established in 1993, the Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards pay tribute to the legacy of Dr. King for his achievements on behalf of civil rights. The awards honor students who have contributed to his legacy of interracial understanding and goodwill.

Applicants must fulfill the following criteria: 

  • Current cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Demonstrated campus involvement
  • Record of responsible citizenship
  • Enrollment at Oakland University in a minimum of 12 credits each term for fall 2021 and winter 2022 semesters (8 credits each semester for graduate students)

Along with the application, students must submit a resume, personal essay and three letters of recommendation from OU faculty and staff. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9 and are available online at oakland.edu/cmi/KOD.

For additional information, contact the Center for Multicultural Initiatives at cmi@oakland.edu or (248) 370-4404.

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