Academic Achievement Scholarships and Awards

Samuel S. Taylor Sr. Scholarship

This year we are pleased to offer for the 2019-2020 academic school year, the Samuel S. Taylor Sr. Scholarship. The award is for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students majoring in music. This scholarship was created to honor the love and passion Mr. Taylor had for music. Scholarships will be awarded to successful candidates who have met all requirements and after final selection by the scholarship committee. Please read this information carefully and provide all required documentation. Use the list located to the right to ensure a completed application is submitted.

There are no exceptions to the requirements.

Only online applications will be accepted.

Incomplete application packets will not be reviewed. Any application that does not comply with all procedures and requirements will automatically be declined.

The application deadline is May 14, 2020.Any Application materials postmarked after the deadline will not be accepted.  NO EXCEPTIONS!

Scholarship checks will be mailed directly to the College/University.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to notify the Saint Paul’s Community Foundation of any changes in your College/ University status and the correct College/ University Student ID #.

If you have questions, please contact us via email at or leave a message at (804) 643-6170 ext. 404.
Applications must be submitted online. All additional information may
be forwarded via mail.

Scholarship Committee
Saint Paul’s Community Foundation
4247 Creighton Road
Richmond, VA 23223-7344

Applicant must major in music

A sealed official transcript showing you have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA (please request a transcript at least one week prior to the application due date)

Two (2) LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION. Recommendation letters must be from a school official, community or civic leader, church official or extracurricular activity sponsor and must be on official organization letterhead hand signed and with the current school year. Recommendation letters cannot be from a relative and must come directly from the writer via mail or their professional email address. All emails should be sent to

A resume or personal statement must be uploaded with the application. Your personal statement must include your career aspirations. This statement must not exceed one page and must be typed.

A 1 1/2 pages double spaced ESSAY RESPONSE
to the following topic and must be uploaded with the application:
• What experiences at your church have contributed to your career choice?