Sister Barbara Moore Scholarship

“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 on campus has long been a goal of St. Teresa’s Academy.

The goal of the Sister Barbara Moore Scholarship Program – the first of its kind at STA – is to share the Academy’s mission and vision with a larger number of Black students, which will further enable our campus to mirror our community and the greater world.

Beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year, STA will aspire 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 expenses for uniforms, lunches and extracurriculars. In return, participating students will become part of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, creAtivity 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 were grateful to launch the Sister Barbara Moore Scholarship Program with a generous donation from Millie and Michael Brown. Please 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.

Learn More
Hear directly from Sister Barbara and learn more about her life in the video above. She is a remarkable, humble and inspirational leader.