Quincy University has received a $100,000 gift from the trust of Nona Miller ’60. State Street Bank trust officers presented a check to QU on Thursday, November 15. Funds received from the trust will establish the Nona Miller Endowed Scholarship that will be awarded to students with a demonstrated financial need and who meet Quincy University academic standards.
“We are very grateful for the legacy that Nona left behind. It is through the kindness and generosity of people like Nona that we are able to award student scholarships to academically talented students with financial need. Without endowed scholarships, many of our students would not be able to attend college,” said Julie Bell, vice president for advancement at Quincy University.
Nona graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education from Quincy College in 1960. She pursued her master’s degree in education reading from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During her time at QU she grew close to several friars and adopted the Franciscan values and mission by devoting her life’s work in nonprofits.
“Nona had strong convictions, and they reflect in her generosity to Quincy University,” said Chris Scholz, Nona’s attorney. “She felt an indebtedness to the university and the role it had in her education and work. She had a deep respect for the institution and felt it was important to Quincy.”
A native of Quincy, Nona passed away at the age of 93 on January 11, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Home in Quincy.
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