"I will always try to change somebody's life with theatre."
~Alex G Luttrell
Founded in 2019 in memory of Alex G Luttrell, the AGL Over the Rainbow Foundation awards scholarships to high school graduates across the United States who aspire to pursue their dreams in fine and performing arts at the college level.
The AGL Over the Rainbow Foundation has proudly awarded 75 scholarships since 2019. These scholarships have been granted to passionate young artists pursuing their education at various institutions, from local community colleges to renowned establishments like Berklee College of Music and Julliard.
Alex G. Luttrell, who tragically passed away in a car accident on October 15, 2017, was a highly accomplished musician, vocalist, and actor during his lifetime. He actively participated in the Band, Chorus, and Drama programs at South Paulding High School, which he held dear. Throughout his high school years, Alex was an integral part of the Fall and Spring musical productions. In his Junior year, he notably portrayed the role of the Spartan Warrior King in the Marching Band's halftime show, "Spartan Odyssey." Furthermore, he made appearances in the film "Ant-Man and the Wasp" as well as on television as an extra in "Superstition". His charismatic spirit and entertaining antics left a lasting impact on those who knew him. Alex was particularly recognized for his signature hair flips, endearing nicknames, and alter egos. His inherent compassion for others is a trait he embodied, and it is the mission of the Alex G. Luttrell Over the Rainbow Foundation to perpetuate this legacy by granting scholarships to students pursuing careers in the performing arts.
The AGL Foundation extends scholarships to promising high school graduates embarking on their college journey with aspirations to study in the field of Fine and Performing Arts.
When Alex was a baby, his mother sang "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" to him while she rocked him. By the time he was 2 years old he had the song memorized and would sing it with her. There was a short period in his life where he was having bad dreams so his mother told him "I'll see you on the other side of the Rainbow" as he was going to sleep. Alex even drew a picture of his mother and a pot of gold standing on one side of the Rainbow and Alex and his dog standing on the other side. Alex and his Mother always sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow together for the rest of his life and they would share pictures of Rainbows whenever they would spot one in the sky. The rainbow was special to Alex during life and the song was played at his funeral, and both will forever hold a special place in the hearts of Alex's loved ones.
Out of darkness, helping young adults reach the stars.