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Jim Moran Scholars

The Jim Moran Foundation, in partnership with Florida State University (FSU), annually recognizes Jim Moran Scholars – African-American high school seniors from South Florida and North Florida who are role models and have received admission to FSU with an identified financial barrier. Up to two scholars each year receive a four-year, needs-based scholarship with funding provided through the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship. As a legacy scholarship established by our Founder, The Foundation does not accept any other unsolicited scholarship requests.

Please note: FSU determines eligibility for the scholarship and proactively contacts potential applicants.

2017 North Florida Scholar

Dependable with a can-do attitude, Jamaica Bell graduated third in her class from First Coast High School with dual enrollment at Florida State College at Jacksonville. She held a variety of leadership positions, including student manager of the credit union at her school, executive officer of NJROTC, vice president of the National Honor Society and captain of the varsity basketball and volleyball teams. In addition to being a member of the Jacksonville Mayor's Young Leaders Advisory Council, she was involved in several school clubs and enjoyed serving meals to homeless veterans and families through her volunteer work. Jamaica plans to major in management information systems and minor in entrepreneurship.