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 2021 Graduating Senior of Lorain High School or Clearview 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 2021. 

Complete application packages must be received by Monday, March 15, 2021

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).

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


Lorain, Ohio native Toni Morrison, who is a highly acclaimed Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize winner, shared this valuable advice with her students: “When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.” Tell us in 500 words or less, how you will put that message into action by paying it forward to empower others.

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.