Estate of Doratha Moore
This scholarship was created by the Estate of Doratha Moore. Moore was a retired machinist at Lockheed-Martin, where she worked for over 21 years and was a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Doratha Moore was the youngest of a family of 13. Linna Harnack, the secretary for Moore’s trustee said that even with Moore’s 12 other brothers and sisters, she still included De Anza students in her will. “She was a widow and had no children of her own, also she really liked the De Anza students and the school,” she said. De Anza students in Moore’s neighborhood often helped her with chores. Harnack said that one De Anza student mowed Moore’s lawn every week to make money to buy books and pay tuition. Moore decided that she not only wanted to help other young people, due to not having her own, but also wanted to help all those students who found it a financial struggle to get through school.