StephanieThe Gabe W. Miller Memorial Foundation awarded its 11th Gabe Miller Scholarship to Stephanie Duncan Moss, a graduating MSW student at the University of Southern California. The University matched the Gabe Miller Scholarship.

Mrs. Moss received her bachelor's in communication and sociology from the University of Arizona, where she had a tuition waiver as her father was a police officer killed in the line of duty and that is a common benefit extended to surviving children.

She grew up in impoverished and under-resourced circumstances in Arizona. Her family's "ticket" out of that environment and to the suburbs was that tragic loss of her father. As with so many, her ticket up the socio-economic ladder in her own right was and is education.

Mrs. Moss' experiential education has included serving as a Program Assistant for Athletes In Action, part of the Urban Project Los Angeles; volunteering at Parkridge Community Center; a teaching assistantship in Psychology/Social Work 325 at the University of Michigan; a Site Coordinator for the Towne Avenue Elementary Boys and Girls Club; a Mentor/Coordinator for the Beat the Odds Scholarship of the Children's Defense Fund - Los Angeles; and an MSW intern and Program Specialist with Shields for Families, Inc., a program of the L.A. County Prevention Initiative Demonstration Project, in collaboration with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, First 5 L.A. and the Department of Children and Family Services, among others.

Her honors, offices and memberships include Chair of the Christian Social Work Caucus - '08-'09; member, Urban Youth Workers Institute - '08; participant at the IMPACT national Conference in '04; and the 1st year student representative to USC's SSW's All-School Day Committee.

Mrs. Moss' philosophy combines The Golden Rule with harnessing the power of others and community to extend themselves to the "outsiders." She looks forward to using her education, training and life experiences to teach, motivate and empower both sides, "normal" society and the marginalized, not only to co-exist, but to thrive.

For further information, please contact The Foundation.

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1st Gabe Miller ScholarTrish Snell, M.S.W., University of Denver, 2006; Ph.D., Notre Dame University
2nd Gabe Miller ScholarDawn Davis, Illinois State University
3rd Gabe Miller ScholarLauren White, Illinois State University
4th Gabe Miller ScholarCheryl Lockett, Illinois State University
5th Gabe Miller ScholarShani L. Trapp, University of Illinois
6th Gabe Miller ScholarChristopher S. Perri, Loyola University Chicago (LUC)
7th Gabe Miller ScholarCarlos F. Moran, University of Southern California (USC)
8th Gabe Miller ScholarAudrey L. Tousant, University of Southern California (USC)
9th Gabe Miller ScholarThomas J. Malczyk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UI)
10th Gabe Miller ScholarRachael Dietkus-Miller, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UI)
11th Gabe Miller ScholarStephanie D. Moss, University of Southern California (USC)
12th Gabe Miller ScholarAnanda Leinartas, Jane Addams College of Social Work of the University of Illinois, Chicago
13th Gabe Miller ScholarZuleika Andrade, University of Southern California (USC) School of Social Work
14th Gabe Miller ScholarKristopher Koester, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) School of Social Work
15th Gabe Miller ScholarWhitney Welsh, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) School of Social Work
16th Gabe Miller ScholarJana Hernandez, Loyola University Chicago
17th Gabe Miller ScholarLauren Higbee, University of Illinois Chicago / Jane Addams Colllege of Social Work
18th Gabe Miller ScholarLauren Belding, University of Illinois, Chicago / Jane Addams College of Social Work
19th Gabe Miller ScholarJennifer Copeland, Loyola University, Chicago
20th Gabe Miller ScholarJenny Vu, University of Southern California
21st Gabe Miller ScholarAlison Lehner, Loyola University, Chicago
22nd Gabe Miller ScholarAnnie Azriel, University of Illinois, Chicago / Jane Addams College of Social Work
23rd Gabe Miller ScholarDanielle Perry, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) School of Social Work
24th Gabe Miller ScholarRaji Shivshanker, University of Southern California
25th Gabe Miller ScholarLynette De Dios, University of Illinois, Chicago / Jane Addams College of Social Work
26th Gabe Miller ScholarNakisa Choupani, University of Southern California
27th Gabe Miller ScholarSarah Mesick, Loyola University, Chicago
28th Gabe Miller ScholarAshley N. Grabb, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
29th Gabe Miller ScholarIvan Gonzalez, University of Southern California
30th Gabe Miller ScholarTiara Smith, University of Illinois, Chicago / Jane Addams College of Social Work
31st Gabe Miller ScholarCandyss Newman, Loyola University, Chicago
32nd Gabe Miller ScholarMelissa Farmer, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign