It’s official: Caylin Moore is a Rhodes Scholar

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He’s no longer one of the near-200 finalists.

For TCU student Caylin Moore, it’s official: he’ll be joining 32 men and women across the United States to study abroad as a Rhodes Scholar, an extremely prestigious honor.

Moore will be leaving Fort Worth and jetting off to England to study public policy and business administration at Oxford University next fall, according to Chancellor Victor Boschini.

The Rhodes Scholarship is an extremely rare and prestigious award given to only 32 students across the U.S. who “exemplify similar intellect, character, leadership and commitment to service,” Boschini said.

Moore is a senior economics major at and juggles maintaining a 3.934 GPA with being an athlete on the football field.

His story has the ability to inspire anyone to overcome odds. Once homeless living with his family in Carson, California (better known as Compton), Moore took a job as a janitor to work his way to TCU after going to multiple universities.

Caylin Moore during the Dear World campaign. He writes about his past experiences on his skin.
Caylin Moore during the Dear World campaign. He writes about his past experiences on his skin.

Moore founded a non-profit called S.P.A.R.K. at TCU to help educate children about the importance of working hard.

His perseverance has finally paid off.

Along with being offered the Rhodes Scholarship, Moore was also awarded the Charles B. Rangel Internation Affairs Graduate Fellowship, Boschini confirmed.

“We could not be more proud to call you a Horned Frog,” Boschini said about Moore. “We look forward to witnessing the significant and positive contributions you will make.”