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The Carlos Segovia Scholarship Fund
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Carlos, a Get Lit Player, was shot in South LA on Sept. 16, 2016, due to a random act of violence. Each year, this award will be gifted to a student in pursuit of post-secondary work & in need of financial support, who exhibits his kindness & compassion. More

Dearest Friends & Family,

On September 16th, 2016, a beloved former Get Lit Player poet and US Marine, Carlos Segovia, was gunned down in South LA, a victim of random violence, leaving not only his family but his whole community in mourning.

Carlos's senseless death created an outpouring of love as thousands gathered to mourn his passing. In addition to being a Get Lit Player, a doting son and brother, and a dedicated Marine who enlisted in a time of war, he was an advocate for animals and the homeless, and a long time volunteer for the LA nonprofit Cloud9 which takes care of homeless people and animals in need.

At Get Lit, we remember the words of the classic poets who have touched our hearts, and we celebrate and keep them alive through our performance of their words. In this same way, we will remember Carlos Segovia through the Carlos Segovia Scholarship Fund we have created along with iconic 90-year old poetry institution Beyond Baroque.

Each year, we will remember Carlos Segovia on his birthday, March 7th, by awarding a cash endowment to one deserving high school senior who has been accepted to college and needs additional funds for travel, books, or other incidentals. 

Our goal is to raise at least $3,000 to give to a deserving student. Many times, it is small incidentals (money for books, clothes, travel, etc.) that keep students from attending college.  We need your help in achieving our first-year goal in memory of Carlos. We ask that you please consider giving by March 1st to help LA youth thrive and honor Carlos' legacy.

Thank you!

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