Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Trust Fund Announces 2022 Winners

For the 54th consecutive year, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Trust Fund is proud to announce the 2022 scholarship winners:   
Divine Adekoya | Fortune Adekoya | Isaiah Anderson, Fitch High School | Leopoldine Bertrand, Norwich Free Academy | Rhiana Boutot, Fitch High School | Dehjah Drye, Three Rivers | Aisha Hashimi, Fitch High School  | Camryn Hobbs, Grasso High School | Nazariah Isaac, New London High School  | Falens Joseph, New London Science and Technology Magnet High School |  Meggan Marca, New London Science and Technology Magnet High School | Diya Patel, Stonington High School | Syeda Raza, New London Science and Technology Magnet High School | Kyra Robinson, Fitch High School | Porter Rodriguez, Stonington High School | Kmara Royster, New London High School
The 2022 scholars will be recognized at a community award ceremony on October 20st held at the Marriott in Groton, CT. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Like the 209 scholars who came before them, this extraordinary collection of 16 young student leaders from across New London County were chosen through a rigorous selection process designed to measure their dedication to learning, their understanding of Dr. King's mission, the content of their character, and their financial need. This year’s winners were selected after a review of their application, academic records, SAT scores, class standing, and a written essay. Scholarship winners will each receive $20,000 dollars distributed in $5,000 installments over a four-year period while they remain in college.
The MLK Scholarship Trust Fund was launched in New London County in the days and weeks after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Since 1968, the MLK Trust Fund has been celebrating the power of education to expand lives and change the world. MLK scholars are academic achievers, community leaders, and talented creators. After completing their post-secondary education, many pursue advanced degrees, careers, and volunteer roles that make a difference regionally, nationally, and globally. Past scholars include actors, performers, linguists, writers, doctors, lawyers, educators, business leaders, entrepreneurs, business consultants, community activists and more.
For more information about the 2022 scholars or to sponsor the awards ceremony, please contact:             Mr. Birse Timmons, President, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Trust Fund, 860.446.7189 or mlktrustfund@gmail.com