Postgraduate Scholarship to be Named in Memory of the Late Mr. Eric Moore

By: Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

CHARLOTTE, NC (December 23, 2022) –– The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), the nation’s oldest historically Black athletic conference, has established a newly named postgraduate scholarship in honor of the late Eric Moore, who passed away on October 30. 

The Eric Moore Postgraduate Scholarship will award $10,000 to a college graduate who is interested in pursuing a post-degree in communications, marketing, and media and who will be entering their first year of graduate studies. The applicant must be seeking admission or have been accepted into a sports administration or program that will help the applicant obtain a career in intercollegiate athletics. 

Moore was inducted into the CIAA Hall of Fame in 2019. Moore, known affectionately as “The Guru,” was a media pioneer and a preeminent figure in the world of CIAA Sports Information and Communications, credited with developing the league’s online presence and setting the conference’s standards for in-game statistics. Moore served as a resource, guide, and mentor to many sports information directors within the CIAA and across the NCAA. He was also the Executive Director of the Black College Sports Information Directors’ Association, a role he had held since 2001. 

“For the past three decades, there has not been a person that has loomed larger and had a greater impact on CIAA Media than Mr. Moore,” said Tonia Walker, Senior Associate Commissioner for Strategic Marketing & External Operations in the CIAA. “It is only right to honor Mr. Moore with a scholarship that will allow him to have a positive imprint on further generations and contributors to the CIAA and HBCU Athletics.” 

In addition to the postgraduate scholarship being named in Moore’s honor, the CIAA will be dedicating the 2023 CIAA Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournament Press Room after Moore, as well. 

Applications are now being accepted for this scholarship. The application and requirements for the 2023 award are available online at or by clicking HERE. All application materials must be submitted by February 15, 2023.