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 2022 Scholars

South Florida Scholar

Stephanie Adebaworin graduated from North Miami Beach Senior High School and received college credits through dual enrollment at Miami Dade College. Determined and hardworking, she held numerous part-time jobs since ninth grade and volunteered at a church food bank and children’s dance company. In high school, she taught her peers about health education through HIP (Health Information Project). With a love for learning and books, Stephanie has always believed that “reading is power.” As a first-generation college student, she plans to major in criminology and attend law school to become a criminal defense attorney.

North Florida Scholar

Darrell Worrell graduated as salutatorian of his class from Jean Ribault High School and earned his Associate of Arts degree with dual enrollment through Florida State College at Jacksonville. He excelled in his part-time job as a W.I.L.D. (Wildlife Immersion Leadership Development) Advocate at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Darrell also tutored children at his former elementary school and participated in National Honor Society and Communities In Schools of Jacksonville. Being the first in his family to go to college, he plans to major in finance and obtain a master’s degree in business administration to prepare for a career in banking and personal finance prior to establishing his own company.