Quincy University and Western Catholic Union have announced the recipients of five $2,000 scholarships:

  • Jadon Underhill from Palmyra, Mo.; Monroe City High School; undeclared major and plans to play football at QU.
  • Kelly McClure from Webster Grove, Mo.; Webster Groves High School; plans to study aviation and play lacrosse at QU.
  • Kennady Fleer from Quincy Ill.; Quincy Senior High School; plans to study nursing at QU.
  • Christa Dowil from New London, Mo.; Quincy Notre Dame High School; current QU student majoring in criminal justice and serves as a Student Ambassador.
  • Charlotte Horman from Quincy Ill.; Quincy Notre Dame High School; plans to study nursing at QU.

“Quincy University appreciates the WCU’s continued support of our institution by investing in our students. The winners are sure to make both QU and the WCU proud through their service contributions in the coming year,” said Brittany Ellerman, director of admissions.

In August 2018, QU and WCU unveiled a program to offer five annual $2,000 scholarships for students attending QU. This competitive scholarship program involves a written essay and application. Recipients of the scholarship are required to help organize a fundraiser or community project in conjunction with a local WCU branch office.

“We are pleased to offer scholarships to these five students that will help them fund their studies at Quincy University in the 2019-2020 academic year and encourage them to provide service to their community,” said Roger Player, CEO and president of Western Catholic Union. “We wish them success at Quincy University.”

Western Catholic Union is a fraternal benefit society and has been headquartered in Quincy since 1877. WCU’s 21 branches are located in Illinois, Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin, and this scholarship program will be promoted in those areas. WCU’s mission is to attend to the fraternal, financial and spiritual well-being of the members of the Western Catholic Union by offering them the greatest number of social and spiritual opportunities possible and to keep our members safe and secure with the best insurance products available.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University Office of Community Relations by calling (217) 228-5275.