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Claude Moore Charitable Foundation

The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation is recognized for instigating programs and partnerships with Virginia school divisions and community colleges aimed at increasing academic competence and encouraging leadership abilities. The Foundation has recognized the growing need for qualified health care providers in the Roanoke Valley.

The Foundation has partnered with area school divisions to provide financial support for CTE health-related programs offered by the schools or for their students to attend health related programs offered through the VWCC Regional Academy. The grant is designed to provide training in entry level health care employment needs and to support bridging programs that lead into health care degree options offered through Virginia Western Community College.

Claude Moore Grant Scholarships

Students must be enrolled in a public high school to receive scholarships from the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation.

If you are a high school student attending Botetourt County, Craig County, Franklin County, Roanoke City, Roanoke County or Salem City Schools, and you have been accepted into the VWCC Regional Academy’s Pre-Health, Nurse Aide, Pharmacy Technician, Science: Health Science or Medical Billing/Pharmacy Technician programs, you may apply for a scholarship towards the tuition costs of the program.

Funding by the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation grant is determined yearly and is not guaranteed.

Scholarship applications for the next academic year are due by May 15th. Students will be notified if grant funds are available.

Scholarships will be applied to the student accounts after the last drop date for the term class. Scholarships are provided POST-ENROLLMENT, so tuition must be paid by the student prior to the term unless the high school assumes the financial responsibility for the Academy. Please review the eligibility requirements noted on the application.

Please complete the Claude Moore Scholarship Application (PDF) and e-mail the application to .

The application must be signed by both the student and the parent/guardian.

Dr. Claude Moore

Dr. Moore was born in Danville, Virginia in 1892. He would later describe his childhood in the Southwest Virginia towns of Radford and Roanoke as one of poverty, steeped in the values of hard work and thrift. As a young boy, he was a member of the first Boy Scout Troop in Roanoke. After two years at Roanoke College, young Claude entered the University of Virginia Medical School, where against the dean's advice, he also played varsity football, relying on his photographic memory to enable him to pursue sports in addition to his demanding academic schedule. He graduated in 1916 and went on to complete his medical internship at New York Hospital. In 1917, at the onset of World War I, Dr. Moore volunteered for the Army, received medical training in military surgery at The Mayo Clinic, and served as a first lieutenant in France.

Following World War I, Dr. Moore returned to Roanoke, where he practiced for seven years before joining the staff of The Mayo Clinic to study radiology. Dr. Moore, through the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, has left a legacy to assist young adults who want to pursue a career in health care-related fields.

Contact Us

Dr. Kathryn H. Beard, Dual Enrollment Coordinator
Phone: 540-857-7235

Kelly Albert, Dual Enrollment Specialist

Phone: 540-857-7313
Fax: 540-857-6478
Location: Fishburn Hall F125C

Mailing Address 3093 Colonial Ave SW Roanoke, VA 24015