Leader honored posthumously with extra $1K to scholarship fund

Photo by Tori Boone

Photo by Tori Boone

SUWANEE -- At least one senior from Gwinnett County Public Schools' Class of 2011 will be selected to receive the Robbie Susan Moore Scholarship.

Moore was the co-founder of the United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County and served as president of the organization until her death in 2008. Moore is remembered for many accomplishments, including encouraging every city in Gwinnett County to recognize the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and for having served as one of the first black poll managers in the county. In 2006, she was named an Outstanding Georgia Citizen by the secretary of state of Georgia.

Moore was honored posthumously with the addition of $1,000 to the Robbie Susan Moore Scholarship Fund by the United Ebony Society, bringing the fund to $7,000 in contributions.

"The mission of the Robbie Susan Moore Scholarship is to assist economically disadvantaged students in continuing their education after high school," said Joe McCarty, president of the United Ebony Society. "Robbie was a tremendous supporter of education during her lifetime and helped establish a number of scholarships through the United Negro Scholarship Fund and through church affiliations. It is fitting that a scholarship has now been established in her honor."

The Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Fund accepted the donation on behalf of the Moore Scholarship Fund and will assist the United Ebony Society this fall in selecting a scholarship recipient. Information on selection criteria and the application process for the Robbie Susan Moore Scholarship will be available in September through the high school counseling offices or by contacting the GCPS Foundation Fund office.

Gwinnett County Public Schools has also honored Moore and her work by naming one of its schools after her. Moore Middle is scheduled to open in 2011.