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William F. Connell School of Nursing

2012 Martin Luther King, Jr., Scholarship recipient

Sandra Dickson ’13 accepts the 30th annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Scholarship. Photograph: Lee Pellegrini

The University’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Scholarship Committee presented Sandra Dickson ’13 with its 30th annual scholarship at a February 10 ceremony at Robsham Theater Arts Center. The competitive award is given each year to a Boston College junior who has demonstrated superior academic achievement, extracurricular leadership, community service, and involvement with African American issues. The winner receives a grant toward senior year tuition. In her application essay, Dickson wrote, “Nursing is an embodiment of Dr. King’s philosophy because it is a profession that demands compassion, selflessness, and advocacy from its workers.”

Malika Weekes ’13 was also nominated for the King scholarship. It was the first time two CSON students were chosen as finalists.