Through an ongoing estate gift to the West Virginia University Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Law and School of Medicine, the William Joseph Moore and Henrietta Trasp Moore Scholarship will provide scholarship opportunities for students. The funds are provided by the charitable trust of late WVU alumnus William J. Moore of Weirton, W.Va.

William J. Moore attended WVU from 1928 to 1931, simultaneously earning a degree in philosophy from the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and a J.D. from the College of Law. Opening a law firm in Weirton, W.Va., Moore remained active in his practice for more than 70 years and was the oldest practicing attorney in the state.

The gift provides three scholarship funds named in memory of Moore’s parents. The funds will provide support for tuition and textbook purchases for students enrolled in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Law and the School of Medicine. The first trust distribution of more than $100,000 was made in January 2013, with 50 percent going to Eberly, and 25 percent each to the law and medicine schools. The colleges will continue to receive quarterly gifts from the charitable trust until March 24, 2020. The first students to benefit from the trust will be awarded in fall 2014.

This contribution was made in conjunction with A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University. The $750 million comprehensive campaign is being conducted by the WVU Foundation on behalf of the University, and runs through December 2015.

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