I am Torius Moore, and I am an undergraduate student double-majoring in Aerospace Science Engineering & Physics at Tuskegee University. I am a small-town kid hailing from Attalla, Alabama aspiring to become an Astronaut. Despite this, I have been able to hold positions in Student Government Association (SGA), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), 2017 Tuskegee University Men’s Empowerment Conference, and Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, Inc. In addition, I have had the opportunity to intern with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory & National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). While at Tuskegee University, I have been able to accomplish the following achievements: Tuskegee University Honors Student, 4.0 GPA Eminent Scholar, Bioethics Honors Program, Air Force R.O.T.C Scholarship, 1st Red Tail Scholarship Foundation Recipient, & Private Pilot License (PPL).
Above all, I am most proud of earning my Private Pilot License. Why you must ask? I am overjoyed about receiving it because it was challenging (physically, mentally, & financially), adventurous, fun, and very thought-provoking. From becoming a pilot, I have improved my English communications, confidence, multi-tasking skills, quick decision-making skills, time management, adaptability, & spatial awareness and coordination. Most importantly, I am the cool kid around campus they say. You can say obtaining my Private Pilot License has been a very important accomplishment of mine. To reflect on this, I would not have been able to achieve this aspiration without the help of the Red Tail Scholarship Foundation & its Donors. Their generous contributions helped paved the way for me into the aviation community. By awarding me this scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden, which allowed me to focus more on the most important aspect – school. I am forever grateful with tremendous honor for having the opportunity to be the 1st Red Tail Scholarship Foundation Recipient. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community: discovery flights for Air Force R.O.T.C. cadets, planting trees, men’s empowerment conference, etc.
Thank you again Donors for your thoughtful and generous gift!
“As soon as Rich Peace and I decided to create the Red Tail Scholarship Foundation we began searching for aspiring young pilots. The first person I knew to speak with was a local flight instructor and good friend of mine named Paul Davis. Paul is the best flight instructor I have ever met, with a wealth of experience, knowledge and blessed with the perfect teaching personality. I told Paul we were beginning a scholarship fund to honor the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen and our goal was to assist young African-Americans in gaining a career in aviation. I explained we would mentor them, guide and provide them some financial assistance and would not stop until they had a paying job in the field. I went on to explain the attributes we were looking for included some amount of intelligence, decent hand-eye coordination, but mostly we were searching for young people who were self-motivated and driven to succeed. Without hesitating Paul said he had the perfect first candidate for us already and his name is Torius Moore.”
Will Sparrow, Red Tail Scholarship Foundation