In 1983, President Ronald Reagan designated the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as an observed federal holiday. Grand Rapids Community College has been at the forefront of commemorating the legacy of Dr. King since 1986. In subsequent years, GRCC partnered with Grand Valley State University and Davenport University to form the Inter-Campus Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. The two-day event takes place on three campuses and focuses on contemporary Civil Rights issues, reflects on Dr. King’s expansive writings and evolving ideology about justice, and encourages people into action through public service.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Inherit the Dream Scholarship
Through a partnership with Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University and Davenport University over 60 scholarships have been awarded during this annual celebration.
- An annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a senior student who attends a
- Kent Intermediate School and is involved in community service and/or activities in support of diversity and inclusion.
- Students must be accepted to Grand Rapids Community College with a minimum of 2.0 grade point average.
- Application must be accompanied by a high school transcript that must include six semesters with cumulative GPA.
- Scholarship awarded to students of African American or Hispanic Heritage.
Inter-Campus Events and Activities
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
34th ANNUAL CELEBRATION
6:00 PM | Monday, January 20, 2020 | Fountain Street Church
**The event is free
Guest Speaker: TBD