For the second straight year, Redskins right tackle Morgan Moses has been awarded with the weekly NFLPA Community MVP thanks to his work in starting a tutoring program for underprivileged students in Virginia.
Moses, who grew up in Richmond and attended the University of Virginia before being drafted by the Redskins in 2014, announced a partnership between the Morgan Moses Foundation and The Princeton Review to create the "Homework Help" program. The program will provide unlimited tutoring services to 100 local sophomores and juniors. Students can apply for the scholarship by answering questions regarding their college admission goals.
Moses has a long educational background as he attended Fork Union Military Academy for a year before going to UVA, where he earned two degrees.
"It's no secret that I struggled with academics and the discipline to manage my time growing up," Moses told the NFLPA in a press release. "In partnering with The Princeton Review, we will be providing 100 in-need high school sophomores and juniors in the Richmond and northern Virginia areas with unlimited, top of the line online tutoring resources to build core learning skills."
Moses also won the weekly Community MVP award last season after donating 100 SAT books to students in Richmond and northern Virginia.
"It's just not me," Moses said Friday. "I've got a great team behind me with the Morgan Moses Foundation. They do a lot of work, especially during the season. To be able to achieve that award again, it's a blessing."
Moses was then interrupted by fellow offensive lineman, center Spencer Long.
"This guy's the man," Long said with his arm around Moses. "His foundation, everything he does for the community, his family. I'll vouch for this guy any day."
Moses smiled and thanked Long before continuing: "Letting them realize that they have a future. Their goals that they want to reach in life – everybody has goals – and they just need to have somebody to help them achieve them."
"Homework Help" will be free to the students who earn the services. According to the Morgan Moses Foundation, the scholarship for each student is valued at $750.
"I've seen it all," Moses said. "I've been there, I've been through the fire. Being able to go to UVA and graduate with two degrees has been a blessing. It's my job to use my pedestal to help others achieve their goals."