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ISTA supports future educator through scholarship

In May, ISTA Treasurer Doug Taylor had the pleasure of awarding the Damon P. Moore Scholarship to Lydia Carl from Corydon Central High School. Carl plans to study elementary education.

With the end of the school year, awards and scholarships are bestowed on graduating seniors. ISTA is proud to support students who are pursuing continuing education – particularly those who wish to enter the education profession. 

The $1,000 scholarship supports expenses related to continuing education and is renewable for three years. This scholarship is open to minority, public high school seniors who plan to pursue a teaching certificate. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, leadership in co-curricular activities and community involvement.

“ISTA supports the next generation of talented educators,” said Taylor. “It is also our responsibility to welcome, encourage and mentor young, minority students entering the education profession.”

The scholarship was named for Damon P. Moore, an African-American educator, who served three terms as ISTA president and continues to be a positive role model for young minorities aspiring to enter the education field.

For more about ISTA’s scholarships and awards, please visit