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Myra L Austin Taylor Memorial Scholarship

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Offered by The Dooley Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 13, 2024
2 awards worth


Grade level

High School Seniors & College Students

Application deadline:

May 23, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student who (1) is or will be attending an HBCU (Historically Black College or University) and (2) will be majoring in education OR will be a member of your university’s band? If so, the Myra L Austin Taylor Memorial Scholarship may be an amazing opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $500 to two (2) such students who submit the best 500+ word essays answering the year’s given prompt. Applicants must also hold a minimum 3.0 GPA and have at least 90 hours of community service accumulated. This scholarship was established in honor of Myra L. Austin Taylor, a passionate educator of 30+ years, clarinet player, and beloved wife and mother. If you’d like to carry on Myra’s legacy and potentially earn some money towards your college education, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About The Dooley Foundation

The Dooley Foundation’s mission is to inform, uplift, and enlighten marginalized communities through the creation of opportunity. As an organization, they pride themselves on being able to change the lives of individuals by giving them a chance to do something special. The foundation looks to provide scholarships, employment opportunities, and beneficial programs to marginalized communities who have been disenfranchised by the economic discrimination in this country.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Seniors & College Students

Minimum GPA


Academic Interest



Applicants must (1) be currently attending or plan to attend an HBCU (Historically Black College or University) and (2) be majoring in education/elementary education OR a current member of your institution’s band.

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

500+ word essay

Proof of enrollment

Academic transcript

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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact The Dooley Foundation at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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