Ortega Scholarship for Science Teachers
Northern Arizona University
Women and minority students at Northern Arizona University will benefit from the Ortega Scholarship for Science Teachers established by Lilly Moore, a dedicated educator from Scottsdale. Lilly established this scholarship to support teachers, who like herself, are passionate about teaching science. From 1985-1995, Lilly enrolled in NAU biology courses during the summer to enhance her teaching of science. She delighted in providing “hands-on” learning experiences for her middle school students and believes that her education at NAU contributed to her success as a science teacher. As both Arizona and the nation face critical shortages in the area of trained science educators, Lilly’s gift helps NAU with its focus on producing more teachers who will educate the next generation of science and technology experts. With this $10,000 contribution, Lilly is welcomed into the NAU President’s Circle. She has proudly dedicated this scholarship to her parents, Maria and Blas Ortega, and her oldest brother, John Ortega, for the profound influence they had on Lilly’s decision to pursue science and teaching. Funds from this endowed scholarship will be available to students in Fall ’09.