HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Organizers were expecting around 500 people at this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast in Hartford, which raises scholarship money for female high school seniors.

The 9 a.m. event at the Connecticut Convention Center is billed as one of the largest Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in Connecticut and is sponsored by United Technologies Corp. and Hartford Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority.

The chapter has awarded scholarships totaling more than $150,000 since 1985.

The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Gwendolyn E. Boyd, the 22nd national president of Delta Sigma Theta and executive assistant to the chief of staff at the Johns Hopkins University applied physics laboratory.

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