Scholarship Luncheon

Celebrating the 25th Annual

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon

January 25, 2020
Silent Auction Begins at 10:00AM
Event Program Begins at 11:00AM
Marriot Marquis 
2121 S. Prairie Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
As a champion against social injustice, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. centered his life’s work around bringing different cultures together and advancing mankind. In our modern society, education serves as the platform for the advancement of all people. An educated and enlightened society makes better decisions, works for the common good and understands and appreciates the need to return and do good for those who are less fortunate.

In an effort to live up to the ideals of Dr. King, the IDeaL Education Foundation began hosting the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon. Since 1995, the Scholarship Luncheon has served as the key fund-raising vehicle in support of the Foundation’s youth mentoring efforts.  The Foundation annually awards scholarships to deserving male high school and college students at the Scholarship Luncheon. Proceeds raised also fund other Foundation sponsored activities, including an Oratorical Contest for middle and high school students; Project Alpha – a day long workshop held in conjunction with the March of Dimes that educates teen males on the importance of responsible male sexual behaviors; the Leadership Development Institute for promising male junior high and high school students; Cub Scout Pack 350 and Boy Scout Troop 350 located in Dolton, IL; and a number of other initiatives.

For this year’s Scholarship Luncheon, the IDeaL Education Foundation will celebrate the work of our youth with the theme “The Urgency of Now”. 

  • Purchase Scholarship Luncheon tickets
  • Apply for a Scholarship
  • Become a Scholarship Luncheon corporate or individual sponsor
  • Donate to the Foundation’s Scholarship Fund
  • Donate items or services for the Silent Auction and Raffle
  • Purchase a Souvenir Journal advertisement
  • Become a Vendor (opportunity for individuals and small businesses)