3rd SCHOLARSHIP of 2007, 7th OVERALL

CarlosOn September 7, 2007, The Gabe W. Miller Memorial Foundation presented its 3rd scholarship of 2007 to Carlos F. Moran, a final year MSW student at University of Southern California (USC). USC's School of Social Work matched the scholarship with a tuition credit.

Moran, an alum of California State University, Northridge, received two bachelor's degrees, one in child and adolescent development and the second in Chicana/o studies. He was one of five Outstanding Graduating Senior awardees. At USC, Carlos' concentration is Community Organization, Planning and Administration.

Carlos' hands-on social service delivery experiences include mentoring and supervising delinquent and neglected teens as a case worker, teacher's assistant and teacher, aimed towards building social-political awareness and leadership skills of the students. His MSW internship is to provide, under supervision, mental health services to children and families.

Carlos' volunteerism has centered on community activism as a youth organizer and facilitator and as board member of The Puente Project Conference and MechA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan) National Conference, which he also served as Finance Director (2005) and Chairman (2005-6).

As many who are called to social work, Carlos had first hand experience as a beneficiary of social work when he was a child. The oldest of five siblings who were taken from their parents and placed separately in the California foster care program, Carlos kept them all in contact and when he was "emancipated" from foster care, Carlos enrolled in college and started the process of adopting legally his two brothers and one sister who were still in the system. He succeeded, brought them all together under one roof and now serves as parent, along with his other roles of graduate student, social activist and volunteer.

Carlos' deep experience in living and working in the child welfare system and helping to make it work and his role-modeling inspiration to his family and community are predictors of success as a credentialed social worker.

Carlos' area of concentration in graduate school is what Gabe's was. The communities that Carlos has helped and wants to continue to help have many of the same characteristics as the populations that were Gabe's beneficiaries.

Gabe's Foundation is thankful that USC's School of Social Work has introduced it to Carlos Moran and proud to be able to assist in supporting him in the final year of his MSW program.

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