Each year since its inception in 2014, the Moore School’s Young Alumni Board engages in a project or cause to address areas of need for the Moore School. In 2020-21, the board decided to establish and raise money for the Young Alumni Scholarship.
“The board wanted to create a legacy for future generations of alumni who share the same passion in seeking to make an impact while also building our Moore community,” said Yogini Intwala (‘12 management and marketing), the 2020-21 YAB board chair. “During my term, I wanted to invest in a project that would have long-term gains for Moore School students.”
The board decided financial need would be a stipulation for students to receive the scholarship.
“Financial limitations should never be the reason for not pursuing an elite education to create a strong foundation for professional growth,” Intwala said. “One unique quality about our scholarship is that it is a continuing effort, which will also allow monetary contributions by alumni, ultimately creating an everlasting gift-giving program. I hope that the scholarship allows students to gain confidence in pursing their academic goals regardless of their financial situations.”
Fundraising for the Young Alumni Scholarship was challenging since their main funding drives occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The board created this scholarship fund when in-person activities were limited, and the board functioned on virtual outreach,” said Caroline Larimore (‘18 operations and supply chain), current YAB chair. “The board was challenged to make a tangible difference despite the ‘new normal’ at the time and succeeded in creating a scholarship funded by young alumni with a similar mindset of making a difference from afar.”
Providing scholarships to well-deserving Moore School students is one of the many goals of the YAB, Larimore added.
“We will give to this scholarship fund in hopes that graduating students pay it forward in the future by staying involved as alumni and giving back to the Moore School throughout their careers,” she said.
As of 2022, the board was able to meet their $25,000 goal to kickstart the scholarship. Plans for the first student recipients are still underway.