Wilma Gibbs Moore Graduate Endowed Scholarship

Because the past matters

Photo of Wilma MooreBy dedicating her career to preserving Indiana’s African-American history, IU graduate Wilma Moore forged a legacy that will continue to benefit generations of researchers, amateur genealogists, and others seeking to learn more about themselves and their communities.

Librarians should reflect the communities they serve. However, with the well-documented lack of diversity within the library profession, this isn’t always possible. The new Wilma Gibbs Moore Graduate Endowed Scholarship will provide support to students from underrepresented backgrounds to attend the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering to pursue a degree in library and information science.

By establishing the scholarship to memorialize her work, the Department of Library and Information Science is helping to continue the legacy of Moore, who graduated from Crispus Attucks High School and received her B.S. in sociology and her master’s in library science (M.L.S.) from Indiana University.

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