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 email@example.com.