Doddridge County natives and Fairmont State alumni,
Dwight and Tina Moore, have donated $26,000 for the
establishment of a new scholarship at Fairmont State
“It is through the generosity of the Moore family that
future students will be able to attend Fairmont State. They
truly understand the importance of education in becoming
productive citizens,” said Fairmont State Foundation
President, Gary K. Bennett.
The Moore Family Endowed Scholarship will provide
financial support for students studying in the fields of
science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The
Moores are first generation college graduates, and both
completed their studies at Fairmont State to prepare them
for STEM related careers.
“Mr. and Mrs. Moore attribute their success to the
education they received at Fairmont State and understand
that scholarships are vital to student success,” according to
Fairmont State Foundation Director of Development, Tori
Anselene. “Establishing the Moore Family Endowed
Scholarship will provide opportunities for STEM students
to further develop their academic careers and make a great
impact in their lives. We are so appreciative of the Moores
for their support and generosity.”
Dwight, class of 1986, and Tina, class of 1987, have a
keen understanding of the value of a college education,
the importance of STEM professionals in the workforce
and the demand for new grads in these fields.
“Fairmont State served us very well,” Dwight said. “My
wife taught several scientific disciplines at the high school
level for both Doddridge and Harrison County schools,
including biology and chemistry. I taught drafting and
industrial arts before serving as the Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Doddridge County. We’ve both had fulfilling
careers and we raised four successful children as well.”
Dwight credits the success that he and Tina have had to
their choices to pursue higher education.
“Our lives have been so much fuller because we decided
to attend Fairmont State. We understand the need for
higher education and how this pursuit can change lives.
By establishing this scholarship, we hope to share this
with other students in STEM,” he added.
The Moore Family Endowed Scholarship will be
available to Fairmont State University students with a
minimum 3.0 grade point average, studying science,
technology, engineering or math.
“There is great demand for STEM professionals in this
region and across the nation,” said Fairmont State
University President, Mirta M. Martin. “Luckily, our
region also has an abundance of potential STEM talent.
The Moore Family Endowed Scholarship will help
Fairmont State nurture and train that potential, provide
unrivaled opportunity and support to those students, and
graduate STEM professionals into the talent pipeline,
keeping some of that homegrown talent right here in this
great region. I’m so grateful to the Moores for their vision
and their generosity.”