Bob Moore Scholarship

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In his long career at the University of Miami School of Education and Human Development, Professor Robert F. Moore provided guidance and advice to a generation of students and prepared teachers from all walks of life to be effective leaders in the classroom.

The Bob Moore Scholarship honors his tireless support of historically underrepresented and first-generation students, both as a Professor and Former Director of the Office of Academic Enhancement. The goal of the Scholarship is to provide need-based, financial support to currently enrolled, undergraduate students at the University of Miami.  The scholarship funding targets students from traditionally underrepresented communities, recognizing their academic and leadership accomplishments. Recipients will receive scholarship funds for the following academic year. Five Scholarships in the amount of $500 each will be awarded. The scholarship award will be divided between the fall and spring semesters.

Scholarship Criteria

Students interested in applying for the Bob Moore scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  •  Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.
  • Have completed at least one full-time semester at UM
  • A letter of recommendation from a UM faculty member or administrator
  • A 300-500 word essay on how this scholarship will assist you in achieving your academic goals at the University
  • An unofficial UM transcript
  • Demonstrate financial need

Only complete applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee comprised of UM faculty and administrators.

Download Application Form

DEADLINE: March 15, 2024 by 5:00 PM

Application materials include:

Complete application materials (#1-4) should be sent as a single PDF via email to with your name and "Bob Moore Scholarship Application" in the subject line.  The letter of recommendation should be sent directly from the author.

1. A completed Application Form

2. A resume that lists the following:  a) academic recognition and honors you have received, b) work and/or volunteer experience, and c) organizations and activities in which you hold or held a leadership role.

3. A 300–500-word essay on how this scholarship will help you achieve your academic and long-term goals.

4. An unofficial UM transcript

5. A letter of recommendation from a UM faculty or administrator is also required by the advertised deadline. This letter should be submitted directly by the author with your name and recommendation in the subject line. Letters may be submitted via email at


Application Evaluation Criteria 

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Financial need
  • Essay
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Academic achievement
  • Community service and work experience
  • Organization/Leadership experience