The Skanner Foundation's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast 2013
If you missed the event you can watch the full program on Portland Community Media TV
Of The Skanner NewsIf you missed the breakfast, you can view it on television: Screening Dates for The Skanner Foundation’s ML King Breakfast Saturday 1/26/2013, 11:00 AM, Channel 22 Sunday 1/27/2013, 6:00 PM, Channel 23 Wednesday 1/30/2013, 8:00 AM, Channel 22 Tuesday 2/5/2013, 5:16 AM, Channel 11 Friday 2/8/2013, 11:00 PM, Channel 23 Program is 1hour 43 minutes
Screening Dates for The Skanner Foundation’s ML King Breakfast
Saturday 1/26/2013, 11:00 AM, Channel 22
Sunday 1/27/2013, 6:00 PM, Channel 23
Wednesday 1/30/2013, 8:00 AM, Channel 22
Tuesday 2/5/2013, 5:16 AM, Channel 11
Friday 2/8/2013, 11:00 PM, Channel 23
Program is 1hour 43 minutes
Sponsors of 2013 Martin Luther King Breakfast
Irma McClaurin, PhD, is a 30 year veteran activist-scholar, bio-cultural anthropologist, administrator, poet, public intellectual, mentor and teacher. At The Skanner 2013 Breakfast she plans to talk about Dr. King and the struggle for equality in the age of broadband technology. She a has extensive knowledge and proven expertise in higher education, community outreach and engagement, philanthropy and federal grants, program development and systems design, strategic and translational communications, gender policies and educational access and equity. A humanistic social scientist, she has served as a consultant to non-profits, was the Associate VP and Founding Executive Director of the first University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center, and was recently the second woman and 15th President of Shaw University in Raleigh, NC.
To read more about our keynote speaker click here
Past speakers include Ellyn Angelotti of the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg who showed us how the digital age makes it possible to make changes in the world; Robin Morris Collin the Willamette University law professor on Environmental Justice; Stephen Coleman the executive director of Washington Parks & People in Washington D.C.; Attorney General John Kroger who addressed civil rights issues in Oregon; Charles Ogletree faculty fellow emeritus at the Berkman Center for the Internet and Society at Harvard University who spoke about the need for reparations for slavery; and Luke Visconti co-founder and publisher of DiverstyInc magazine.
How to Apply for a Scholarship
The Skanner Foundation is committed to the growth and development of America’s youth. In addition to engaging in mentoring, education, health & wellness and economic development programs, we feel it is important to aid in developing talented young Americans in pursuit of higher education. Through gifts provided by our corporate sponsors and individuals, The Skanner is able to provide scholarships to deserving college students on an equal opportunity basis regardless of race, sex, creed, or religious preference.
The Skanner Scholarship Program is available to undergraduate students who maintain full time status at an accredited, post secondary institution beginning in the fall of the year. Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements and deadlines to qualify. Scholarship awards should be applied toward tuition, room, board and, books and range from $1,000 to $3,000. Checks will be made payable to the institution. Individuals applying for a scholarship must forward one complete application packet to the address below. Current scholarship recipients must re-apply each year. Application packets must be postmarked no later than October 15th prior to the MLK Breakfast. Facsimiles and incomplete packets will not be accepted.
Award letters will be forwarded to recipients only by The Skanner Foundation. The initial award and any renewals are in the sole discretion of the Scholarship Committee. Recipients agree that their receipt of a scholarship award may be publicized by the scholarship sponsors. A representative of the Scholarship Committee may interview applicants.
Mail complete application packets to:
The Skanner Foundation
PO Box 5455
Portland, OR 97228
ATTN: Scholarship Administrator
The Skanner Foundation Scholarship Application
Undergraduate student or high school student transitioning to college
Minimum grade point average of 2.5
Attending a post secondary, accredited institution or planning to attend
Plans to attend school for entire academic year, beginning in the fall, 12 credit hours per quarter
Completed 20 hours of “active” community service within past 12-months with certified documentation
Click here to download a copy of The Skanner Scholarship Application
or see application below
APPLICATION PACKET CONTENT
Scholarship Application Essay Applicants are required to submit a 600 words minimum essay using one of the following topics. It is also encouraged and preferred that the essays be typed.
Why are the academic results of minority youth (k-12), in the areas of reading and mathematics below the national average and what strategies do you believe school systems should implement to improve these statistics?
How should the minority community address the nation’s need for economic development? How would you define and address current issues of race relations in America?
What challenges are currently faced by young minority males or females?
Official Academic Transcript
Applicants must request an official academic transcript from their most recent school or college. Transcripts must be included in the packets.
Confirmation of Community Service Form
Applicants are required to have performed minimum of 20 “active” service hours within the 12-month preceding the application deadline. Scholarship applicants and recipients should complete and submit the Confirmation of Community Service Form as certification of service performed. Confirmation forms should be completed for each project. Applicants and recipients may make copies of the form as needed.
“Active” service shall be defined as “An activity that allows one to extend themselves in service to another without compensation, remuneration, personal gain or benefit.” See below for a sampling of acceptable projects:
Ex. 1 ACTIVE SERVICE-Qualifying Service Projects (serving food to the homeless through soup kitchen or shelter, tutoring students, picking up litter and recycling, coordinating a community food/shelter drive).
Ex. 2 PASSIVE SERVICE-Non-qualifying Service Project (donating food/clothing in a clothing drive, babysitting, singing in a choir, serving as an officer in an official position of a church or civic organization).
Please note that this is not a complete list of qualifying service projects. If you have questions regarding acceptable projects, please contact the Scholarship Administrator: Rick Gustafson (503) 285-5555 ext. 508
Any problems with the school receiving funds or any other concern, please contact The Skanner Foundation. No funds will be dispersed without all information on this form. Please retain a copy of this for your records, no other copies will be sent to you.
Student signature, Date
Once notified of their selection on or about September 30th, scholarship recipients must complete and forward the following items to us by December 1st.
Scholarship Acceptance Agreement
Personal Information Form
Copy of your fall registration sheet and bill
Community Service Verification Form
Social Security Number ________________________________________________
High School Information (High School students transitioning to college only)
Grade Point Average_____________
(High School Students should provide information on the university they have been accepted to or plan to attend)
Grade Point Average_________ Major Field of Study________________________
Please list and describe your leadership involvement over the past 2 years. ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________
Student should retain a copy of their application
References: Please provide two (2) character reference letters from non-relatives. ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________Why are the academic results of minority youth (k-12), in the areas of reading and mathematics below the national average and what strategies do you believe school systems should implement to improve these statistics?
Career Goals: Briefly state your career goals in twenty-five words or less. ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________
Were you a previous scholarship recipient? ? YES ? NO If YES, what year?_______
Internal Use Only: Award Amount: $_____ Reviewed By:____________________
Deficiencies ? Application ? GPA ? Essay ? Transcript ? Community Service ? Additional Items
Confirmation of Community Service Form
Please note that there is to be only one community service project per form.
I, _____________________________, in accordance with The Skanner Foundation Scholarship eligibility requirements,
verify that I performed the following community service project. (*See description for “active” community service):