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2018 Ivory Moore Scholarship Recipients


Meagan Nkansah

Rice University

The recipient of the TABPHE Undergraduate Scholarship is Ms. Meagan Nkansah, a student at Rice University in Houston, Texas.  

An excerpt from her essay:

“Ultimately, I want to become a certified financial analyst for a while to earn accreditation. Following this, I want to run for United States Senator and represent Texas on the national stage to bring change and growth stateside. I believe that this scholarship program will inspire my thoughts immensely. One of my last goals that I have set for myself is to help youth have a better life than I had. I want to leave the best legacy I can. I know that the Ivory Moore Scholarship for undergraduate students will help me in reaching my goal. If selected, I will represent the scholarship program, my fellow African-American peers and the Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education with high esteem, dignity, and quality character.”

Graduate Scholarship

Jessica Taylor

University of North Texas

The recipient of the TABPHE Graduate Scholarship is Ms. Jessica Taylor, a higher education student at University of North Texas in Denton, TX.  

An excerpt from her essay:

“I aim to utilize my education as a platform for worldwide change. Just like the late Ivory Moore who was the first African-American mayor of Commerce, as well as the first African-American administrator at Texas A&M University-Commerce and East Texas State University, I am among many “firsts” in my community. Although I hold countless awards and honors for my service at local, state, and national levels, I am inspired by great leaders like Ivory Moore who paved the way for me.  The Ivory Moore Scholarship will assist me in my future career endeavor to continue my service as a hopeful member of the judiciary. Furthermore, the Ivory Moore scholarship will assist me in my ongoing pursuit to be a positive example for troubled youth who like me, grew up without positive role models. I desire to be the example that success is possible.” 

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