Inaugural Gala 2011. In photo (seated center): Dream Maker honorees Baseball Hall of Famer, Henry "Hank" Aaron and Civil Rights Activist and Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Sylvia Mendez. Standing center: Foundation President Myrtle Gallow and (standing right) Foundation Scholarship Chair Rodney Scott pose with that year's Scholarship Winners.


The Martin Luther King, Jr. Cultural Foundation, Inc. was recognized and honored as a top civic and community organization by the Best of Reston. As of Spring 2015, the Foundation has awarded over $500,000 to a diverse group of college-bound students in the Northern Virginia area. Scholarships are awarded to National Capital Area graduating seniors based on their academic and civic achievements and their need for financial assistance. All scholarship recipients are required to partner with a Foundation mentor for the term of their scholarship. Click the link below for information on becoming a Foundation mentor.

2015 Award Recipients

2015 Award Recipients Presentation Video

2014 Award Recipients

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