More than $82,000 in Masonic scholarships given to 42 local college students

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QUINCY — The Valley of Quincy, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, in conjunction with the Grand Lodge of Illinois of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, recently awarded 42 new and renewal scholarships to local college students totaling more than $82,000. Statewide, more than 449 scholarships were awarded totaling more than $701,950.

The new scholarship awardees from the Quincy area are:

  • Anthony Chancy of Littleton attending Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  • Marcy Blentlinger of Mount Sterling attending St Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
  • Megan Charity of Quincy attending John Wood Community College
  • Kaytan Finney of Carthage attending Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  • Jonathan Foote of Fowler attending Quincy University
  • Bliss Martin of Hamilton attending William Penn University
  • Taylor Scott of Pittsfield attending Illinois State University
  • Colbin West of Hamilton attending Southeastern Community College-Keokuk 
  • Adileigh West of Pittsfield attending Illinois State University  
  • Zachary Foote of Fowler attending Iowa State University
  • Ryan Turnbull of Quincy attending Iowa State University

The students were selected based on their accomplishments, their family situation, and referral letters.

Renewal scholarships from the Quincy area were awarded to:

  • Brooke Barlow of Golden attending Augustana College
  • Benjamin Hollis of Hamilton attending Iowa State University
  • Sean Turnbull of Quincy attending University of Missouri
  • Nicholas Vorhies of Dallas City attending Western Illinois University
  • Isabella Anderson of Quincy attending University of Missouri
  • Jennifer Bingham of Griggsville attending University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Elexis Ebbing of Pittsfield attending University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy
  • Karlynn Flynn of Blandinsville attending Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  • Megan Fox of Hamilton attending Kirkwood Community College
  • Myah Gray of Warsaw attending Blessing Rieman College of Nursing
  • Conrad Henderson of Golden attending University of Illinois at Springfield
  • Jadyn Henry of Bowen attending Quincy University
  • Taiylor Huston of Warsaw attending Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  • Lorral Kanauss of QuincyL attending University of Mississippi
  • Audrey Kaufman of Ursa attending St Ambrose University
  • Daphne Moss of Fowler attending Quincy University
  • Bailey Ottwell of Pearl attending Blessing Rieman College of Nursing
  • Olivia Percy of Quincy attending Augustana College
  • Livia Perry of Payson attending Quincy University
  • Emma Phillips of Warsaw attending Indian Hills Community College
  • Dalton Sheurman of Griggsville attending Bradley University
  • Abby Springer of Hannibal, Mo., attending University of Missouri
  • Claire Stevens of Astoria attending University of Iowa
  • Elaina Ten Eyck of Pittsfield attending Illinois State University
  • Caitlyn Todd of Fowlerl attending John Wood Community College
  • Logan Woodruff of Mendon attending Truman State University
  • Matthew Depke of Hull attending University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Kelsey Duke of Ursa attending University of Missouri
  • Emma Thorman of Macomb attending Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Oliva Arntzen of Quincy attending University of Missouri
  • Regan Eaves of Nauvoo attending Carl Sandburg College

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