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HBCU scholarship named in honor of late Atlanta anchor Jovita Moore


The late Jovita Moore, a beloved former primetime news anchor at WSB-TV in Atlanta, is being commemorated through a scholarship designed for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). 

Moore, whose presence on the local news was deeply ingrained in the community, passed away in October 2021 due to incurable brain cancer, leaving behind a lasting impact that continues to be cherished by the Atlanta community.

The Jovita Moore HBCU Undergraduate Scholarship, organized by the Jaguar Foundation of Atlanta, serves as a tribute to Moore’s enduring legacy within the community. 

This scholarship initiative not only keeps her memory alive but also aims to support and uplift students pursuing their education at HBCUs. The scholarship serves as a beacon of hope for aspiring scholars and honors Moore’s significant contributions to the field of journalism and her connection with the people of Atlanta.

During the 14th annual Atlanta Achievement Awards organized by the nonprofit, the inaugural recipient, Aliyah Beal, was announced. 

This noteworthy event celebrates the achievements of the scholarship’s recipient but also holds a special place in honoring Jovita Moore’s legacy. Moore had hosted for over a decade prior to her passing. 

Beal, who plans to major in business economics at Southern University, expressed her gratitude for receiving the scholarship and spoke about how Jovita Moore’s dedication and involvement had left a strong impression on her. 

Beal said, “I’m just really honored to be the first recipient of this scholarship, just seeing her involvement in metro right there it really just impacted me.” 

The mission of the Jaguar Foundation of Atlanta is to provide mentorship, inspiration, and financial support to students in the Atlanta region. 

The scholarship program is intended to assist students in pursuing their education at notable Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), including Southern University A&M College, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College.

Jovita Moore’s dedication to empowering Black individuals in their pursuit of career advancement has left a lasting impact, now immortalized through the establishment of the Jovita Moore HBCU Undergraduate Scholarship. 

This scholarship stands as a testament to her commitment to fostering education and professional growth among Black students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). 

Through this initiative, Moore’s legacy of empowerment and support continues to shine brightly, inspiring future generations to strive for academic excellence and personal achievement.


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