The Carlos Segovia Heart of Compassion Award, sponsored by Get Lit – Words Ignite and Beyond Baroque, is presented to Seniors from Southern California High Schools who have made meaningful contributions through exemplary service, kindness, and leadership to their surrounding community. To be considered for this year’s award, please complete and submit this form no later than May 1, 2020. This award requires two (2) references that speak to the young people’s characters. Applicants must be in good academic standing with plans to attend college or university in the fall of 2020.

The winner will be announced at the Classic Slam Grand Slam Finals on May 8, 2020.

Any questions about the award process can be directed to

  • Please provide a list and dates of any academic honors, awards, extracurricular activities, volunteerism, and employment you have received or in which you have participated.
  • What makes you a good choice for the Carlos Segovia Heart of Compassion Award? Please explain how the kindness and leadership you have shown to your family and or community is above and beyond what is normally demonstrated by others. (300 words min.)
  • Please state your financial need. What will the funds be used for? (100 words min.)
  • Formal Teacher Letter of Recommendation
  • Leader of extracurricular activity Letter of Recommendation
  • What is your writing experience?
  • Please attach a sample of your writing

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