Scholarship Information

ALL of our scholarships are endowed through the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

The Moore High School Alumni Association scholarship was the first scholarship created by the Association.  In 2016 we awarded two MHSAA Scholarships.

The Bennie Raine scholarship was our first scholarship in an individual’s honor.  Bennie Raine was an inspiring English and Journalism teacher at MHS in the '60s.  Mrs. Raine touched many lives as was evidenced by the overwhelming response of donations to the scholarship.  At the time it was decided to honor Mrs. Raine, she was 95 years old and living in an assisted living facility; but still able to present her scholarship to the first recipient, Lindsay Sakal.  The two forged a friendship and remained friends until Mrs. Raines’ death a few months after the scholarship was awarded.  We proudly award a scholarship commemorating Mrs. Raine's contribution to so many young lives.

The George and Doral Hopper scholarship was the second named scholarship.  George Hopper was a principal at Central during the ‘40s, ‘50s, and '60s.  His wife, Doral, was an elementary teacher at the same time - when elementary grades, junior and high school were all housed in the same building.  (What is now the “Old School” on Broadway.)  Mr. and Mrs. Hopper influenced so many young lives as they advanced through their education.  The Hopper’s have three children, one of which followed in an education career.

The Music scholarship is one of two scholarships added in 2011.  In 2010, long term Association member, faithful Treasurer, and former band member, Larry Haswell, envisioned a scholarship to tribute band and vocal music students.  MHS has such a long history of outstanding bands and vocal music groups, it seemed only right that the Association honor this impressive tradition. The Gabrish family has had numerous family members play in the band through several generations at MHS and with a very generous donation from 1979 grad, Paula Gabrish, the Association awarded the first music scholarship in 2011.  Thanks to another unselfish donation from Paula, we now  give two music scholarships -  one for a vocal music student and one for a band student.

The Hoby and Anita Horn scholarship came as a surprise in late 2010.  Hoby and Anita are proud parents and grandparents of six girls, so it is their goal to honor women with their kind endowment.  Hoby grew up in the Moore School System and is 1977 MHS graduate.  Anita was President of the Moore Public School Foundation for three years in the late 1990s.  All three of the Horn’s daughters graduated from Moore High.

The 70's Legacy scholarship came about when Mark McBride ('79) suggested a scholarship to commemorate all those who graduated during the decade of the 70's.  Many of those grads are now successful business owners, public figures, artists/musicians, and more.  In 2013, we awarded the first 70's Legacy scholarship due to another generous donation from Paula Gabrish.


The Brent Gilson Memorial Leadership Scholarship.  Brent was a 1986 graduate of Moore High School and was Senior Class Vice President.  He was killed by a drunk driver in December of 1988.  The Class of 1986 wants to honor his memory and the fabulous person he was by helping another person as he did every day in so many ways.  This scholarship is awarded by the Class of 1986.

Requirements for Moore High School Alumni Scholarships:
  • Must meet the requirements of the college or vocational/trade school planning to attend
  • Some require a GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Must have attended Moore High School at least two years (including senior year)
  • Must attend accredited university or two year junior college, or accredited school for specific trade (e.g., culinary or vocational school)
  • Prefer student attend higher education in state of Oklahoma (but not required)
  • Scholarships will be paid out over two semesters
  • Student may defer enrollment for limited time
  • Student should attend school full-time
  • Student should be US citizen

The counselor's office at the high school has applications or you can fill out the online application.

**2017 deadline is December 15, 2017.**

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