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Moore foundation awards scholarships

Carlton-suitMoore foundation awards scholarships

The Carlton B. Moore Freedom Foundation, Inc. awarded three high school seniors with scholarships to assist them with furthering their college/university educations. This is the Foundation’s third year of awarding scholarships to our local youths.

The following high school seniors each received a $1,000 scholarship:

JOHN-BELLJohn Bell will graduate from Dillard High School and plans to attend Florida Atlantic University.  He will major in Music Performance. His parents are Johnnye Fye Bell and Willie Bell.







RABRISHA-PETERSONRabrisha Peterson will graduate from Dillard High School and plans to attend Clark Atlanta University. She will major in Criminology.  Her parents are Lula Quiala and Robert Peterson.






JORDAN-WRIGHTJordan Wright will graduate from Dillard High School and plans to attend the University of Kentucky. He will major in Sports Management. His parents are Louis and Wanda Wright.

The Scholarship is named in memorial of Carlton B. Moore, who served as a former City of Fort Lauderdale Commissioner for more than 20 years. His favorite saying was, “When wishing won’t, work will”. Mr. Moore attended Dillard High School and graduated from Fort Lauderdale High School. He also served as president of the Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the NAACP. He was the recipient of many awards. Moore was an advocate for change and re-vitalization, especially for the Northwest corridor. He loved music, especially jazz, and traveling.

The Chairman and Honorary Chairman of the Board are Becky Jones and Ada Moore. The other board officers are Vice Chairman, Forrest G. Moore; Treasurer, Delores Y. McKinley; and Parliamentarian, Ernestine Williams. The board members include Pamela Adams, Keith Allen, Kenneth Gibbs, Kenitha Gilliam, Earnestine Hamersham, Earlene Striggles Horne, Cynthia McDonald, DeNese Moore, Sam Morrison, Dianne Shuler and Michelle Stoney. For further information, feel free to contact us at


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