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2019 Ivory Moore Scholarship Recipients

Community College Scholarship

Jenelle BOyce

Lone Star College

The recipient of the TABPHE Community College Scholarship is Ms. Jenelle Boyce, a student at Lone Star College. 

An excerpt from her essay:

“I know that as an African-American woman; my education is what I need in order to succeed in life, and my determination to be successful is at an all-time high. With that being said, the Ivory Moore Scholarship will definitely be that boost I need in order to finish strong at the community college level. I do not want to be average. I do not want average grades that will just get me by in college. I want to finish at the top of my class, and the Ivory Moore Scholarship will give me the assistance I need in order to focus on achieving that goal.”


Amarachi Ngwakwe

University of Texas 

The recipient of the TABPHE Undergraduate Scholarship is Ms. Amarachi Ngwakwe, a student at University of Texas in Austin, TX. 

An excerpt from his 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

Jaqual Diggs

Abilene Christian University

The recipient of the TABPHE Graduate Scholarship is Ms. Jaqual Diggs, a graduate student at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, 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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