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2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon

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2019 Chancellor’s MLK scholarship luncheon highlights


Photo gallery: 2019 Chancellor’s MLK scholarship luncheon

January 31, 2019. The 2019 Metropolitan Community College Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr.  Scholarship Luncheon on Jan. 18 raised $103,000 for MCC student scholarships. The keynote speakers were “BlacKkKlansman” writers Ron Stallworth (memoirist, inspiration for the film) and Kevin Willmott (co-screenwriter). View the photo gallery.


‘BlacKkKlansman’ writers headline MLK luncheon, which raises $103K for scholarships

January 22, 2019. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of equality and the Metropolitan Community College Foundation’s mission of providing more student scholarships came together Jan. 18 at a sold-out luncheon.

The Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon, held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, raised $103,000 for student scholarships, said Jessica Ramirez, executive director of the MCC Foundation. The event was the College’s fifth annual MLK luncheon but the first held off-campus and the first planned as a major scholarship fundraiser. Read more.


'BlacKkKlansman' co-writer and the police officer who inspired the film to speak at MCC’s MLK luncheon Jan. 18

November 14, 2018. One of the screenwriters of the recent Spike Lee movie "BlacKkKlansman" and the African-American police officer who inspired the film will be the featured speakers at the Metropolitan Community College Chancellor's Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon. Read more.


Discounted employee tickets available for MLK scholarship luncheon featuring Ron Stallworth, Kevin Willmott

November 9, 2018. The first three years of the Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon, one service-minded student received the award annually. Last January the program expanded, with a student at each MCC campus receiving a scholarship.

And in 2019, the MLK event takes another big step forward by becoming a major fundraiser for student scholarships. It will move off campus and feature two nationally known speakers: the law enforcement officer who inspired the recent Spike Lee movie “BlacKkKlansman” and one of the film’s writers. Read more (requires employee login).


Five MCC students win Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships

January 19, 2018. During the first three years of the Chancellor's Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship program at Metropolitan Community College, one service-minded Early College student received the honor annually.

But this year,  with support from the MCC Foundation, the program expanded: Five students, one from each campus, received a $500 award. To be eligible, students had to show evidence of leadership potential and an interest and involvement in service to the MCC community and beyond. They also had to have at least a 3.25 GPA.  Read more.

Last Modified: 2/21/19