In honor of the 2024 MLK Day of Service, Bristol Community College’s MLK Breakfast Committee is sponsoring an essay contest open to all students of Bristol Community College.

The winning essay will be read at the 24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast on Monday, January 15, 2024, in the Commonwealth College Center (G Building) on Bristol's Fall River Campus.

Essay Prompt

Describe a personal dream you have that would positively change society for the
better. Please include how MLK's vision and work are relevant to society with a
focus on its impact on ongoing social justice movements. Consider what progress
has been made towards realizing his dream in contemporary society, the
challenges that still exist and the work that remains to be done in achieving King's

The MLK essay college committee will determine the winners, who will receive:

1st Place$250
2nd Place$150
3rd Place$100

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2023.

Submission: Fill out the form in the link below, or email your submission to with the subject MLK Essay Submission.