To the Moon & Back Foundation, Inc. Theresa Moon Memorial Pay It Forward Scholarship

To the Moon & Back Foundation, Inc. is built on the mission to “Pay it forward today to make a better tomorrow!” The Foundation was launched in the spirit of Lorain, Ohio native and Lorain City Schools alumna, Ms. Theresa “Tippie” Moon. We are committed to implementing initiatives in honor of Ms. Moon focused on education, health and community engagement to achieve our vision of changing communities through the power of giving. Our goal for offering scholarships is to provide assistance to further your growth whether that is within a four-year college, trade school, vocational school, or specialty program such as dance, culinary, music, etc.

• Class of 2022 Graduating Senior of Clearview High School, Elyria High School, or Lorain High School (Lorain, OH). 

• Accepted as a full-time student to an accredited four-year college or university or specialty program (e.g. art, culinary, dance school, etc.) beginning Fall 2022. 

Complete application packages must be received by Monday, March 14, 2022

The Scholarship Committee will review only those applications that are complete with supporting documents and meet all scholarship requirements. For your application to be complete you must submit the below. Please be sure your application includes all requirements before submitting:


Scholarship application form submitted via Google Docs.  

Essay (500 words or less) on specified topic. Must be written in English.

Copy or screenshot of college acceptance letter.


*Winners will be required to submit a headshot photo (JPEG or PNG file) and a 60 seconds or less thank you video (any MP4 format).

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We are here to help. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. 

Lorain has a rich history of celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Tell us in 500 words or less, how you will continue to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in your academic studies.  

Upload a copy, screenshot or photo of your college acceptance letter.*

Here’s a scholarship writing resource you may find helpful as you write your application:  

We want to see you succeed! Wishing you the best of luck.