“Giving is an opportunity to walk with someone. You just never know what the fruits of your generosity will result in.”
Sister Barbara Moore, CSJ
Increasing the number of Black students who have the advantage of attending St. Teresa’s Academy has been one of my personal goals since I joined the Academy nearly two years ago. Although increasing diversity has been an important part of STA’s strategic plan for quite some time, the path to getting us there has not always been clear – until now.
In celebration of Black History Month, STA is excited to announce the Sister Barbara Moore Scholarship Program. The goal of this program – the first of its kind at STA – is to share our mission and vision with a larger number of Black students, which will further enable our campus to mirror the configuration of our community and the greater world.
Beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year, we will work to recruit five new students into the program each year. Participating students will receive substantial tuition and fee assistance for each of their four years at STA, as well as wraparound expenses for uniforms, lunches and extracurriculars. In return, participating students will become part of the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) Certificate Program at STA. Research shows that girls’ participation in STEAM education expands their access to jobs in high-growth industries, advancing economic opportunities for women, their families, and their communities.
Those who know Sister Barbara know she is a trailblazer and a symbol of hope. She was the first African American to enter the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1955, has devoted her life to a career in a STEAM-related field, and continues to serve as a guiding force for women of color. Sister Barbara wholeheartedly supports this cause, and we are greatly honored that she endorses and lends her name to STA’s scholarship for Black students.
Lend Your Support
We’re grateful to launch the first year of the Sister Barbara Moore Scholarship Program with a generous donation from Millie and Michael Brown. As an invaluable member of the STA community, I invite you to join them in supporting this program and furthering our mission. Your generosity will be felt by students and our broader community for generations to come.
Hear directly from Sister Barbara and learn more about her life in the video above. She is a remarkable, humble and inspirational leader.
In addition, my door is always open to you, so please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or ideas. As it is written in Luke 6:38, “Give. and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over.” With you and your fellow supporters, more young Black women will receive the premier education, encouragement and empowerment STA offers.
Dr. Siabhan May-Washington