Larry Ted May Scholarship

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Larry Ted May of Atlanta, GA was an educator, a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ, an accomplished church pianist, and a community activist. He worked with former President Jimmy Carter on The Atlanta Project, an innovative program to help disenfranchised citizens solve some of their own problems. He had a passion for youth to help them discover the range of their potential. He was a man ahead of his time who lived among us.

The Larry Ted May Scholarship has been created to support a student of color who will be starting their junior year in the fall of 2022.  The scholarship will award one student $9,680.00: $4,840.00 in their junior year and $4,840.00 in their senior year.  The selected student will be awarded in the 2022-2023 academic year, and if eligible for renewal, in the 2023-2024 academic year.  

Eligibility Requirements:

    1. Must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA on the 4.0 scale.
    2. Must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) each year.
    3. Must have demonstrated unmet financial need, verified by the student’s college or university’s financial aid office.
    4. Must be enrolled full-time as a college junior at any four-year accredited college or university at the time of award.
    5. Be a person who is of a race other than white or who is of mixed race and identifies as non-white. 
    6. Have a demonstrated record of community service, leadership, and civic engagement.
    7. Be a permanent resident of one of the following states: ME, MA, VT, NH, RI, CT, PA or GA

*** Preference will be given to students who are attending an HBCU and are music majors ***

Application Requirements: 

  1. Applicants must submit via UNCF’s online scholarship application portal by September 15, 2022.  All parts of the application must be completed and submitted by the deadline.
  2. Essay – Applicants must submit a one-page personal statement online, regarding the student’s career goal interest.  The essay question is posted in the application.
  3. A current transcript that includes Spring or Summer 2022. The transcript does not have to be an official transcript, but it must show student's name and cumulative GPA.  

Complete the online application in its entirety. Any applications that are not 100% complete by the closing date will not be considered 

Students who have been selected as recipients will be notified about 8 weeks after the closing date of the scholarship.   


If you have any questions, please email Marissa Simms at

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