Miami, FL – Earlier this week, the Miami Dolphins announced the 12 recipients of the 2023 Nat Moore Scholarship Endowment Program.
The Nat Moore Endowment Fund, which began in 2018, is part of the Miami Dolphins Foundation, and is named after the former wide receiver who played from 1974 to 1986 for Miami.
The program’s sole purpose is to provide eligible high school students in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Breach, and Monroe County with the money needed to “pursue avenues of education and training for employment readiness.” Since 2018, the program has helped over 150 students with scholarships and grants worth over $2 million total.
Miami, along with Baptist Health, raised the funding for these scholarships through their annual Draft Weekend Golf Classic earlier this Spring. It consisted of a celebrity golf tournament at the Miami Beach Golf Club that included a handful of former NFL players. That was followed up by the Draft Weekend Golf Classic Party at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
“Baptist Health is proud to continue as the presenting partner of the Draft Golf Classic Weekend,” said Javier Hernandez-Lichtl, the CEO of Doctors Hospital and Baptist Health Orthopedic Institute. “We take immense pride in the weekend’s programming, which further enhances our tremendous partnership with the Miami Dolphins and allows us to engage with the great South Florida community, contribute to positive community impacts such as the Nat Moore Endowment Fund, and ultimately, celebrate occurrences outside of the great game itself.”
The 12 students were selected via an application process that highlighted community service, leadership, financial need, and academic standing. The students are as follows:
• Toluwani Aluko (TERRA Environmental Research Institute) will be attending FSU.
• Lynnshelsie Antoine (Boca Raton Community High School) will be attending FIU.
• Angelica Charles (Saint John Paul II Academy) will be attending FGCU.
• James Della-Pietra (Royal Palm Beach Community High School) will be attending UCF.
• David Franco (West Broward High School) will be attending UCF.
• Natasha Harris (School for Advanced Studies North) will be attending Duke.
• Gabriel Hubbert (Barbara Goleman Senior High School) will be attending UF.
• Ty’Selle Johnson (Miramar High School) will be attending FSU.
• Loralai Lambert (West Broward High School) will be attending UF.
• Dominick Morales (Cooper City High School) will be attending FGCU.
• Alexandra Mucci (Key West High School) will be attending USF.
• Jada Richardson (South Broward High School) will be attending FAMU.