Baritone Sedreck Whitaker-Baker (AMP Class of 2021) performs a solo at the AMP Center for Performance & Education in February of 2020. Sedreck joined AMP in fifth grade and has been accepted at Clayton State University where he will major in computer science and minor in music. (credit: Atlanta Music Project)

Chestnut Family Foundation partners with Atlanta Music Project to launch innovative college scholarship fund

EarRelevant Staff | 4 JUN 2021

ATLANTA, GA— On Thursday, during their AMP Senior Send-Off virtual event, the Atlanta Music Project, together with the Chestnut Family Foundation, announced the launch of The Chestnut Family College Scholarship Fund, an innovative scholarship program designed to provide financial support to AMP seniors and alumni. The CFF has committed to funding the two-year pilot, which launches this Fall.

The new Fund will provide support in preparing for, paying for and persisting through college. It will aid with educational costs such as tuition, books, housing, musical instruments and emergency living expenses. In addition, the Fund will support the hiring of a full-time college-prep counselor to assist AMP students with the college application and completion process.

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“A significant challenge many of our alumni face in planning for their future is the financial barrier to start and complete college,” says Dantes Rameau, AMP’s Chief Executive Officer. “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.”

Graduates of AMP and current AMP high school seniors meeting specific requirements and who have been accepted into a four-year degree institution are eligible for support from the Fund. A panel consisting of AMP faculty, parents, board members and alumni will review applications to the Fund and recommend scholarship awards.

For more information about the Atlanta Music Project, visit  ■

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