HILTON HEAD, S.C. – Georgia Southwestern State University
men’s soccer player Michael Moses has been selected as the
first-ever recipient of the Wachovia Foundation Minority
Postgraduate Scholarship, presented at an awards dinner at the
Peach Belt Conference annual meetings in Hilton Head on Tuesday
evening. Moses will receive the $1,000 award to use in his
pursuit of a graduate degree at UCLA.
A four-year starter on the Hurricane soccer team, Moses graduated in May with a 3.39 cumulative GPA and a degree in English with a minor in History. A native of Marietta, Ga., Moses received the Charles F. Wheatley Academic Scholarship and the Iris Argo Scholarship as an undergraduate. A member of the 2009 PBC Men’s Soccer All-Academic team, he was also placed on GSW’s Academic Achievement List, the Dean’s List and Who’s Who.
He was team captain for the Hurricanes in both his junior and senior seasons. In 2009 he played in 16 of GSW’s 18 games, making 15 starts and scoring two goals. He served on the GSW Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) for two years where he spearheaded efforts to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Special Olympics and community reading efforts.
Moses plans to pursue a masters degree in African-American Studies at UCLA this fall with the goal of earning his Ph.D and becoming a collegiate professor.
The Wachovia Foundation Minority Postgraduate Scholarship was founded as part of the Peach Belt’s effort to provide a vast array of opportunities for PBC student-athletes from underrepresented groups. The award honors one student-athlete who has excelled in the classroom, displayed leadership on and off the field, been involved in campus activities, been active in community outreach and has displayed a strong interest in continuing their academic pursuits in a graduate degree program. The program is made possible by a partnership between the Peach Belt Conference and the Wachovia Foundation.
Article by the Peach Belt Conference