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Tay Moore Selected As A 2023 Truman Scholar

Posted Date: 04/20/2023

Tay Moore selected as a 2023 Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation Scholar.

Tay graduated from Ringgold High School and is currently enrolled at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.  According to the foundation’s website 705 candidates were  reviewed from 275 institutions. Students were nominated by their institution based on their records of leadership, public service, and academic achievement. The Foundation’s Finalist Selection Committee selected 199 students from 133 institutions to interview with the Foundation’s Regional Review Panels between March 1 and April 4. Tay was chosen along with 61 other outstanding college students from 60 institutions as Truman Scholars.

Tay during interview

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Tay Moore

Portrait of Tay Moore


Louisiana State University

Tay studies political science and music. Born and raised in Ringgold, a small town in northwest Louisiana, he is passionate about addressing issues in his state with a specific interest in rural community development. An LSU Ogden Honors College student, Ron Brown Scholar, and Louisiana Service and Leadership (LASAL) Scholar, he is co-president of LSU Collegiate 4-H and a project manager for Project225. In 2021, he was elected to the National 4-H Council Board of Trustees. As a John Robert Lewis Scholar through the Faith & Politics Institute, Tay explores revolutionary nonviolent principles expressed in the civil rights movement and through African American music. He has previously worked for the Louisiana State Senate and Ringgold Mayor’s Office and is currently interning with USDA Louisiana Rural Development. He intends to pursue an MPP/MDiv to prepare for a career developing equitable public policies that uplift rural communities. Tay enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering alongside his friends, playing piano, and getting into “good trouble.”