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The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Endowed Scholarship Fund


Richard Carter (‘70 & ‘81) and Reginald Armstrong (‘71, ‘74) founded the Reunion for Black Graduates over four decades ago in 1976. The intent was to encourage Black Alumni to become more involved with the University, increase our participation in Alumni Association efforts, and provide scholarships for Black Students attending the University. Through the commitment, work and continued efforts of the Black Alumni these objectives have been accomplished over the past forty years.


Our major source of financial support for incoming freshman is the endowed Dr. Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund administered by the Office of Financial Aid with all selections made by the Black Alumni Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Scholarship Committee is our major accomplishment.


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The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund awards annually from the over two million dollar endowment approximately 20 scholarships. These funds are have been donated historically from the University of Michigan and now continue via Black Alumni funding efforts, family and a diverse pool of friends. To sustain our goal to help students connect to the University of Michigan as stated by co-founder Reggie Armstrong, “we must keep giving”.

If you have questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact:


Chair, Reginald T. Armstrong

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Endowed Scholarship Fund OR


Thank you in advance for supporting the University of Michigan Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund.

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