In partnership with Florida State University (FSU), The Jim Moran Foundation annually recognizes up to two African American high school seniors from North and South Florida as Jim Moran Scholars. Established by our Founder, this legacy scholarship provides hardworking students who are role models for others and have been admitted to FSU with an opportunity to succeed through education regardless of their financial barriers. Each receives a four-year, needs-based scholarship with funding provided through the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship.

Please note: The Foundation does not accept any unsolicited scholarship requests. FSU determines eligibility for the scholarship and proactively contacts potential applicants.

Current Scholars
Past Scholars

Meet Our 2023 Scholars

South Florida Scholar

Guillaume Toussaint graduated from Deerfield Beach High School’s International Baccalaureate program. He played varsity soccer and was active in Key Club, Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society and Chess Club. While Guillaume often volunteered at community events, he most enjoyed packing school supplies and essentials for children and families living in shelters. During his free time, you can find him reading or exercising at the gym. After earning his degree in biomedical engineering, Guillaume aspires to research and develop lifesaving surgical equipment in the healthcare industry. “I want to do something that will better lives and allow families to continue being together,” he said.

North Florida Scholar

With a love for math and science, Efrata Woldmariam graduated from Paxon School for Advanced Studies in Jacksonville. In addition to playing volleyball, she was involved in National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society. Efrata’s most meaningful volunteer experience was working with students of different abilities over several summers. When she’s not studying, she enjoys cooking, playing basketball, reading and attending church. Efrata plans to major in nursing and continue her education to become a pediatric nurse practitioner. She said she feels with the scholarship, she can work hard, make her mom proud, and "become the person and nurse she wants to be."