High school juniors or seniors who attend high school in Florida and are of Afro-ethnic heritage are eligible for this award. Students must be competing in the female or male vocal category.
Please note: Although the application deadline for this award has passed, we wanted you to know about this award as a possibility for next year. Often, scholarship providers offer similar scholarships each year. This award is scheduled to be updated within the next few months. Please check back for more information at a later date.
One winner will be selected for both the male and female categories. Each winner (one male and one female) will receive college tuition assistance grant of $3,000 and a cash prize in the amount of $300. All singers who make it to the final round receive a cash award of $100. Scholarship monies are supplied directly to an accredited institution of higher learning where a winner is actually accepted and enrolled within two years of date of graduation from high school. All awards are offered annually and are non-renewable. Previous winners of the Grady-Rayam Prize are not eligible to return to competition.
Applications are available online from the Negro Spiritual Scholarship Foundation website. In addition to the completed application form, the student must submit a non-refundable application fee of $... Sign up for full scholarship deadline information.