"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character
— that is the goal of true education." ~ The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
W. Duane Lockard
The W. Duane Lockard Scholarship, formerly the MLK Scholarship, is open to all minority students who are high school seniors and residents of Foxboro, Easton, North Attleboro, and the towns comprising Greater Attleboro, which includes Attleboro, Mansfield, Norton, Rehoboth, and Seekonk. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students in obtaining an associate degree, baccalaureate degree, or certificate of training. Since 2008, the funds for the W. Duane Lockard Scholarship, which is administered by The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Committee of Greater Attleboro, have been given in the memory of Professor W. Duane Lockard, Professor Emeritus of Princeton University, by his daughter Attorney Leslie Lockard of Norwood, MA.
"No person has the right to rain on your dreams." ~ The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Darren & Joseph Major Computer for College Program is open to students who are residents of Attleboro and are seniors at Attleboro High School. The student must be recommended by a school counselor and have a substantial financial need as determined by the counselor. The purpose of the program is to provide a computer to a financially disadvantaged student who has been accepted into a post-secondary program so that the student can achieve his/her educational goals. The funds for the Darren & Joseph Major Computer for College Program have been given in memory of Darren and Joseph Major by Attorney Leslie Lockard of Norwood, MA.
Darren & Joseph Major
Computer for College Program
"Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better." ~ The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Reynolds Family & Attleboro Arts Museum Edmonia Lewis Art Education Scholarship is aimed at black or African American children, teens, adults, and adult/child pairs. It is designed to assist recipients in obtaining visual art instruction at the Attleboro Arts Museum. No previous experience in an art studio is required to apply.
Through the scholarship, which will be administered by the MLK Committee of Greater Attleboro, the Attleboro Arts Museum hopes to expose someone who may not have the opportunity to the wonders of art making and to a fine arts education. The museum also hopes to broaden and diversify its audience.
There will be four application deadlines per year—one in the winter, spring, summer, and fall—to correspond with the workshop and class sessions at the Museum. The committee will award one to four full-tuition scholarships per year.
The scholarship is funded by The Reynolds Family & the Attleboro Arts Museum. Steven Reynolds, in 2018, recognizing the importance of access to the arts for underserved audiences, generously contributed to, and strengthened, this museum scholarship fund.
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