Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Scholarship
In partnership with the American Federation of Teachers, the Florida Education Association, the Brevard Association of School Administrators, Brevard Association for Black School Educators, and Anthony Hill, Chair of the Commissioner of Education's African American History Task Force, the Brevard Federation of Teachers is proud to offer this scholarship to the Brevard Schools Community. Harry T. Moore was hired in 1925 to teach at Cocoa's only black elementary school and was promoted to the principal of the Titusville Colored School in 1927. Harriette V. Moore was hired in 1928 as a first grade teacher at Mims Elementary School. She worked along side Harry in the movement to improve the lives of and attain equal justice and opportunity for Florida's Black citizens and Brevard County's Black educators and students. In 1946, Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore were not offered contracts for the next school year by the Brevard Public School Board due to their activism. On Christmas night in 1951, the educators and activists were victims of a bombing of their home in Mims. On February 23, 2021, the School Board of Brevard County recognized the unjust firing of the Moores, and this scholarship was established to honor their legacy.
As the Moores were graduates of Bethune Cookman University and Brevard County School educators, this $3500 scholarship is awarded to an eligible Brevard County Public School student who graduated high school and will be attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), with an intent to teach in Brevard County upon college graduation. Click the link for the 2023 Application Information: 2023 Harry T. And Harriette V. Moore Memorial Scholarship
2022 Winner - Shaelyn Jenkins
Congratulations to Ms. Shaelyn Jenkins, the 2022 recipient of the Harry T. And Harriette V. Moore Memorial Scholarship. Ms. Jenkins said in her scholarship essay: "As an African American young lady who has aspired to be an elementary school educator since the eighth or ninth grade, I found the history of the Moores very interesting since they were educators during a very turbulent period. The Moores were both educators and lost their jobs as teachers because of Harry T. Moore's activism and efforts to register African Americans to vote." Shaelyn graduated from Titusville High School and has begun her studies at Florida A&M University.
2021 Winner - Dalyn Sims
Congratulations to Mr. Dalyn Sims, the inaugural recipient of the Harry T. And Harriette V. Moore Memorial Scholarship. Mr. Dalyn Sims said in his scholarship essay: "Like the Moores, I want to be known as the young man that motivated my people, got involved, took a stand for his generation, and formed as a TEAM for change and equality. We (my generation) have to understand that we are the world's Moores, Dr. King, Malcolm X, John Lewis, and Barack Obama (just to name a few). I want to lead, educate, motivate, and be of encouragement for all races." Dayln graduated from Rockledge High School and has begun his studies at Bethune Cookman College.