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The 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Keynote Speaker Paula Williams Madison Thursday, January 16, 2020

2020 Call for Nominations

Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Awards

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Awards were established by Palm Beach State College to honor individuals and organizations that have made major innovative contributions toward improving the lives of others, particularly the underserved, through leadership, service and/or programs. These contributions can be in the areas of education, diversity, race relations, health care, social justice and economic empowerment.

Nomination packets must be hand-delivered, postmarked or submitted electronically by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 8, 2019 to be considered.

Four Nomination Categories - Eligibility Criteria & Forms

Please download and complete the forms from the nomination category that is right for you.

individual or organization

An individual or organization that has improved the quality of life particularly for underserved populations; whose courage or innovation has contributed to the transformation of racial, economic and/or social injustices; and/or has worked for change through non-violent means and demonstrated commitment to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



pbsc student

The nominee currently must be enrolled in a Palm Beach State College degree or PSAV certificate program and must have completed at least one term with an overall 2.5 GPA and/or satisfactory completion. The student must have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and significantly contributed to the betterment of the community.


pbsc alumni

The nominee must be a Palm Beach State College graduate who holds a degree or PSAV certificate. The nominee must be an alumnus/alumna who has performed exemplary service on behalf of others or whose accomplishments have greatly improved the quality of life for his/her community and who, by example, has served as a role model for the underserved.


pbsc faculty or staff

The nominee must be a current Palm Beach State College faculty or staff (full-time or regular part-time employee) and must have completed at least six months of employment and be in good standing. The nominee must have performed exemplary service to improve the quality of life for an underserved group, whether in the classroom, student life, faculty or staff relations, or through community outreach linked to the College.





Packets should be delivered to Palm Beach State as follows:

hand deliver to:

Duncan Theatre Box Office
4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth
Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 10am-5pm


mail to:

Dr. David Pena
Director, Library Learning Resource Center
Palm Beach State College
3160 PGA Boulevard, MS#45
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410


fax to:



For More Information

Call: 561-868-3728

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