Larry Ted May Scholarship 2021

The scholarship application period for this program has closed, so you cannot apply at this time.
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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 2021.  The scholarship will award one student $10,000.00; $5,000.00 in their junior year and $5,000.00 in their senior year.  The selected student will be awarded in the 2021-2022 academic year.


Prospective candidates must:

* Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher.

* Be a full-time junior in the fall of 2021 and attending any four-year accredited college or university.  

* Be a permanent resident of ME, MA, VT, NH, RI, CT, PA, or GA.

* Have a demonstrated unmet financial need (will be verified by college/university of record).

* Have a demonstrated record of community service, leadership, and civic engagement.

* Be Black/African-American, Indigenous, LatinX, Asian or Pacific Islander.  

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


Program applicants must submit a:

* Completed online application for the program.

* Completed reference form (submitted directly by the recommender).

* 500 word scholarship essay outlining career narrative outlining their career interests, leadership experiences, and most significant achievements.

* Current transcript.


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


Students who have been selected as recipients will be notified about 1 month after the closing date of the scholarship.   


If you have any questions, please email Marissa Simms at

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