THE LMG FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Lula Mae Gay was a person with a genuine heart of servitude. She spent many years of her life dedicated to the needs and desires of others. Although she had very little, much was given through her love and service toward others.
The purpose of the LMG Foundation scholarship is to allow her family the means of continuing one aspect of her legacy by providing educational funding to aspiring and/or current college students.
Applicants who are awarded this scholarship will be provided with a $1000 scholarship to cover educational costs for two (2) consecutive semesters (beginning in the fall). Scholarships are not renewable and cannot be transferred. Applicants who are awarded the scholarships will be ineligible to apply the following cycle.
2021 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
"I want to create equity within our society with my computer science degree. My plan is to develop a program to help people see the discrimination minorities face often. It's not to attack anyone, but to educate people on their privilege and how the color of their skin actually affects so much. Not only do I want to create equity within our society, but I also want to work for companies who use computer programming skills to catch major threats."
2020 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Kaylie attends the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, MN, and plans to graduate with a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Bible with an emphasis in Communication Studies. Someday, Kaylie hopes to become an early elementary teacher with a classroom full of kiddos! Kaylie is passionate about community and enjoys being surrounded by friends and family. In her free time, she loves to play the acoustic guitar, do calligraphy, and watch Hallmark movies. Kaylie is truly thankful for the LMG Foundation Scholarship and the way that the Foundation is helping to make her dreams a reality!
Isaiah is currently a Senior at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University seeking a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently the coordinator for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and has served on the executive board of ASME for two years. Isaiah is also a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. He was the first black student intern at Pike Engineering, where he collaborated with engineers in the application of system protection, sectionalizing, and system reliability by utilizing both Python and CYMDIST for electronic distribution infrastructure. Directly after graduation, Isaiah will enter the Schneider Development Program under Schneider Electric and will continue to grow throughout this program and company. He will continue to create music and musical scores, as these were his main hobbies during college.
Lisa is a first-year student at Yale University prospectively majoring in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. As a first-generation student, she is interested in exploring how the intersection of socioeconomics and public policy can help foster positive changes in our communities. In the future, Lisa hopes to pursue law school. Outside the classroom, she loves to spend time with friends and family, try new things, and make good food!
Graduating high school/homeschooled seniors with acceptance into an accredited two (2) year technical school or four (4) year university/college.
For students pending acceptance, funds will not be dispersed until acceptance and class enrollment has been confirmed.
Entering or returning student at an accredited undergraduate institution in the United States and must be enrolled full-time (as deemed by your school/university).
This scholarship is open to applicants from any field of interest or major.
A United States citizen, legal alien or non-citizen who has a current lawful presence in the United States and a work permit.
Applicants will be required to explain the financial need.
Applicants may be asked to provide a current resume or CV which should include:
Extracurricular and/or volunteer activities
Working experience (if applicable)
Various ways of contributing to society and/or others
Applicants may be required to provide an official transcript.
GPAs will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We understand that adjustments and life events do occur which may impact grades.
It is highly recommended for applicants with cumulative GPAs less than 2.5 to provide additional information.
Candidates will need to provide two (2) letters of recommendation from the following:
Applicants will be asked to provide a current headshot of themselves.
Applicants may be asked for an in-person or Skype/Zoom interview.
To apply, applicants must provide a complete application at the link below. Applications must be received no later than Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 11:59 EST. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.
Application Review Process
Review of applications will begin on June 4, 2021.
Non-selection letters and letters requesting interviews will be sent via email to applicants no later than July 5, 2021.
Zoom interviews will begin on August 2, 2021.
Two (2) finalists will be selected by August 31, 2021.
Awards will be sent to the finalists' school in September 2021.
Will be required to provide proof of college acceptance and/or proof of active enrollment for both the fall and spring semester
Provide contact information of their school's/college's registrar's office