Carlos Segovia / Heart of Compassion Award
$3,000 Cash Scholarship

Honoring Carlos

Carlos Segovia
Carlos Segovia

The Carlos Segovia Scholarship Fund, in partnership with with Beyond Baroque, honors the memory of Carlos Segovia, a late Get Lit Player & U.S marine.


Carlos was killed in South LA on Sept. 16, 2016, an act of random violence. He was an advocate for animal rights & eradicating homelessness; he was beloved to all who knew him.

Each year on his birthday, March 7, this award will be gifted to two young writers in pursuit of post-secondary work, and in need of financial support, who exhibits Carlos’s empathy & kindness.



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"It’s never too late to be great and remembered. Because those who are great and remembered never actually die.”

Carlos Segovia

The 2019 Winner is John Choe

Diane Luby Lane of Get Lit-Words Ignite, John Choe, and Liz Camfiord of Beyond Baroque Diane Luby Lane of Get Lit-Words Ignite, John Choe, and Liz Camfiord of Beyond Baroque

Congratulations to John Choe, winner of the 2019 Carlos Segovia Heart of Compassion Award.

The 2019 Runner-up is Rudraj Koppikar

Diane Luby Lane of Get Lit-Words Ignite, Rudraj Koppikar, and Liz Camfiord of Beyond Baroque Diane Luby Lane of Get Lit-Words Ignite, Rudraj Koppikar, and Liz Camfiord of Beyond Baroque

Congratulations to Rudraj Koppikar, Runner-Up of the 2019 Carlos Segovia Heart of Compassion Award.

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