Mission: After a seven-year struggle with a rare form of cancer, Irving Moorin died at the age of 48. But the spirit and resolve he showed during that time was an inspiration both to his friends, and other people with whom he came into contact. The Scholarship Fund was started by a group of close friends as a memorial to him.
The fund reaches out to those high school students in Bridgeport, CT area who show the same determination to overcome their hardships in obtaining a college degree. Since its inception in 1971, the award has grown in significance. It is highly sought after by graduating seniors, who but for this award might otherwise not be able to attend college.