Welcome to the MLK Scholar Program at Ithaca College!
In 2002, Dr. Tanya Saunders and Dr. Roger Richardson established this opportunity for our campus community, centering the experiences of prospective PoC students looking to access higher education and further their academic excellence.
Through the lens of social justice and service, the principles of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were called upon as a philosophy for leadership and civic engagement. Additionally, students would be introduced to research with experiential learning opportunities (domestic and international travel) to aid their studies and personal development.
Over a 4-year experience, MLK Scholars study civil and human rights, develop case studies in global justice under the leadership of esteemed faculty, and are challenged & supported to develop their reach and impact in the Tompkins County community.
These 60 students represent a wide range of human diversity as people of color from various geographic locations, ethnicities, values, skills, majors, and focus areas in social justice.
If you are a prospective Ithaca College student with demonstrated leadership, service in your local community, and have a life-long commitment to social justice, we look forward to connecting with you, soon.