Mother Moon, as all who knew her called her, was born in 1880 and died in 1956. She lived most of her life in Macomb, Illinois, but her impact on the lives of others reached far beyond this little town. She raised 10 children of her own in addition to many others who felt that she had been like a mother to them. One man who grew up as one of her extra children said, "God used Mother Moon to put His arms around a lot of people." Many lives were shaped and enriched by her quiet heart. Hers was truly a successful life.
The Mother Moon Service Scholarship Fund awards student scholarships for community service in recognition of Sadie "Mother" Moon and countless others like her who have focused their lives on serving others. Students are often recognized for academic and extra-curricular activities, but gifts of service too often go unrewarded. The Mother Moon Service Scholarship seeks to recognize those who, at an early age, have discovered the rewards of service and provides them with assistance to advance their education beyond high school.
Read the Mother Moon Scholarship Brochure for more information. Click here to download.
Describe an experience(s) in which you gave freely of your time and talent in service to another. What made it significant to you? What did you learn from the experience that might help you to encourage other students to serve?
If you have questions, please email Tom Wickersham, Program Director, or call at (319) 287-9106.
2013 Mother Moon Scholarship application deadline is midnight (CST) March 1, 2013.
To be eligible for the Mother Moon Service Scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:
The Mother Moon Service Scholarship Committee will review all applications. It is intended that an award will be give to one junior student representing each of the accredited high schools in Black Hawk County. Awards will be $1,000 each and the recipients will be recognized at the Mayor's Top Teen Awards Ceremony held in April of each year.
The $1,000 awards will be held in trust until the student graduates from high school and is registered at an accredited institution of higher education. Recipients will be required to serve on a committee to promote volunteerism and the Scholarship during their senior year.