The Timothy P. O’Shaughnessy Foundation Announces its First Ever "Lifelong Learning" Scholars
Congratulations to Campus High School's Amanda Phanivong & Michelle Kha for being awarded two of five scholarships given by The Timothy P. O’Shaughnessy Foundation!
The Timothy P. O’Shaughnessy Foundation became the fifth private scholarship program in the nation that provides $100,000 or more in education funding for students. While the other programs are open to students nationally or internationally, the Foundation’s “Lifelong Learning Scholarship” is open exclusively to Wichita-area high-school seniors.
The Foundation chooses scholars each year from a field of two candidates from each of twenty-six Wichita-area high-schools. School counselors may nominate high-school seniors who possess a GPA of at least 3.6 or an ACT score of at least 26, in addition to embodying qualities that Timothy possessed, such as integrity, humility, a worldly interest in language and academic excellence.
Amanda Phanivong was one of two students to be awarded the $100,000 "Lifelong Learning" scholarship from the foundation. Michelle Kha was one of the three finalists that was awarded with a generous one-time scholarship of $7,500 to use at the college or university of her choice.
The Foundation was created in memory of Timothy P. O’Shaughnessy of Wichita and his curiosity for education beyond the classroom of a four-year degree. His passion for learning led him to become fluent in Mandarin, obtain a pilot’s license, travel the world, and develop deep, meaningful friendships.
Clare Blasi, president of the Foundation and Timothy’s older sister, said the scholarship involves more than tuition dollars. “We want to provide mentorship, not just support through monetary means, but to mentor and help these outstanding students in any way possible to achieve their dreams, whatever that may end up being."
For more information, please contact Claudette Glenn, Director of the Timothy P. O’Shaughnessy Foundation, at 316-943-5797, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://timoshfoundation.org/.
Watch Amanda's personal statement video that she included as part of her application for the O'Shaughnessy Foundation scholarship.