Congratulations to the 2015 Recipients of The Quincy Conner Foundation Memorial and Legacy Scholarships

The Quincy Conner Foundation Legacy Scholarship was awarded to a graduating high school senior from anywhere in the country that had lost a parent due to heart disease. The recipients for this scholarship exemplified the same light that our dear friend Quincy had, and demonstrated to us how they have taken their painful loss and channeled it into success, both in school and in life.

We're pleased to congratulate the following two scholarship recipients of the The Quincy Conner Foundation Legacy Scholarship:

Maverick Robinson recently graduated from Newport High School located in Newport, Pennsylvania. In addition to Newport High School, he also attended Cumberland Perry Area Vocational School where he learned about Culinary Arts. Maverick will be attending the Culinary Institute of America in New York, where he plans on earning a Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Arts and Food Management while minoring in Nutrition. Maverick’s hobbies and interests include playing sports, hunting, fishing, hanging out with friends, and above all being in the kitchen whether it be baking or cooking. Maverick likes to live by the following quote: "Hard work is not hard if you have no other choice."

Emma Shipley is a recent high-school graduate from Centerville High School located in Centerville, Ohio and feels highly honored to receive the Quincy Conner Legacy Scholarship. Her high-school involvement with the performing arts and lifelong passion for words have inspired her to pursue studies in Creative Writing and Music Composition at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) in the fall with hopes of one day professionally writing and composing for commercials, films, and musicals. In addition, as both a Coca-Cola Foundation and Stamps Foundation Scholar, she plans to dedicate her life to serving those in need and changing the world for the better. Emma’s favorite quote is that of "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." -e. e. cummings

The Quincy Conner Foundation Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior from the state of Ohio that plans on attending Muskingum University, which is where Quincy Conner graduated from. When we lost Quincy in 2005, he left behind a beautiful daughter who has grown up to become a bright and shining light in the life of everyone she encounters. The recipient of The Memorial Scholarship exemplified that same light, and demonstrated well-rounded qualities, showed a determination for higher education, and an appreciation for the community they come from.

Congratulations to Isabelle Smith - the proud recipient of The Quincy Conner Foundation Memorial Scholarship. Isabelle graduated from Heath High School in Heath Ohio and will be attending Muskingum University to major in Special Education. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer and helping individuals with special needs. When she graduates, she would love to be able to go back to Heath to teach the special needs students there.

The Board of Directors wishes all of them the best and brightest in their next chapter!