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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Athens, W. Va. - To honor the memory of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Concord College Office of Multicultural Affairs is sponsoring a writing competition for undergraduate students, Thursday, December 11, 2003, 3:00 -­ 5:30 p.m. in Room 307, Marsh Hall. On-site registration will be held between 2:00 and 2:45 p.m. Pre-registered contestants should check in by 2:45 p.m.

To be eligible for the contest, students must have been enrolled at Concord College in the Fall 2003 semester and intend to enroll in the Fall 2004 semester as an undergraduate student.

Contestants will write extemporaneous essays on topics based on assigned readings. The contestants’ essays will be evaluated by a panel of Concord College faculty members. First prize will be a $1,000 Concord College Merit Scholarship for Spring 2004 and second prize will be a $500 scholarship.

Application packets, including copies of the assigned readings are available from Nancy Ellison, Director of Multicultural Affairs, at 1-304-384-6086 or Professor Elizabeth Roth at 1-304-384-5229 or Room 314 in Marsh Hall.

Contestants can pre-register by submitting a completed application form to Nancy Ellison, Director of Multicultural Affairs, at Concord College, Campus Box 86, PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712 by 4 p.m. on December 10. Students can also register at Marsh Hall, Room 307, on the day of the competition.

Students must show their Concord College identification (or a photo I.D.) and bring an unofficial transcript available from the registrar¹s office. Students should bring their own pens or pencils. Paper will be supplied. Computers will be reserved for a limited number of pre-registered contestants.

Winners will be notified by January 15, 2004.

Any contestants needing disability accommodations should contact Rick Dillon at 1-304-384-5231 as soon as possible.