ATLANTA, GA — The Atlanta Music Project and the Chestnut Family Foundation announced the launch of The Chestnut Family College Scholarship Fund on June 3.
The fund is an innovative scholarship program designed to provide financial support to the Atlanta Music Project (AMP) seniors and alumni.
AMP’s Chief Executive Officer Dantes Rameau commented on the program, “Now, thanks to the tremendous generosity of the Chestnut Family Foundation, we are now able to expand our mission to support our students before and during their pursuit of higher education.”
Explaining the reason why her organization committed to AMP’s mission, Trustee of the Chestnut Family Foundation Teresa Chestnut said, “Having followed the remarkable progress of AMP’s dedicated and talented students, we are inspired to deepen our commitment to AMP and their mission to support and help their students by removing the financial barriers that so often prevent students from persisting to degree completion.”
“We value education and want to do our part to ensure that the young people AMP serve in this community achieve their post-secondary goals,” she added.
Students will receive aid with educational costs such as tuition, books, housing, music instruments, and emergency living expenses through the fund. The fund will also support hiring a full-time college-prep counselor to help AMP students with the college application and completion process.
To be eligible to get the fund, candidates must be graduates of AMP and current AMP high school seniors who have met specific requirements. In addition, they must have been accepted into a four-year degree institution.
Afterward, a panel consisting of AMP faculty, parents, board members, and alumni will review the applications and recommend scholarship awards.