Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast Celebration®
was created in October 1999. This annual event is sponsored
by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Scholarship
Committee of Cleveland, Ohio. The theme of the MLK Committee
is “Celebrating the life, work and legacy of Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.” ™
of our major initiatives is the “
Happy Birthday Dr. King!”© Birthday
Students in grades 1 - 12 are invited to create birthday
cards using this title. Each of the 12 winners, known
as “MLK Holiday Scholars”, receives a
scholarship, a trophy, a book and three Breakfast
tickets. During the MLK Holiday Breakfast Celebration,
the MLK Scholars are presented to the Community. Their
trophies are presented by Corporate Donors and Media
Partners whose support is a vital part of the Breakfast.
Past MLK Holiday Scholars have used their scholarships
for after-school and summer enrichment programs, and
education at the following colleges and universities:
Western Reserve University – Cleveland, Ohio;
State University – Cleveland, Ohio;
University – New York, New York;
Community College – Cleveland, Ohio;
Michigan University – Ypsilanti, Michigan;
University – Erie, Pennsylvania;
University – Oxford, Ohio;
College – Atlanta, Georgia;
of Akron – Akron, Ohio;
College – Pepper Pike, Ohio.
invite you to join the more than 11,000 students who
have participated in “Happy Birthday Dr. King!”©
Birthday Card Contest.
9 -12 Volunteer Initiative