On June 3, 1988, Kelly O’Hara, a rising fourth-year student at the university, wrote down her priorities for the summer. Those who knew Kelly O’Hara recognized that these priorities reflected her personality and expressed her character. She desired to know God, to serve others, and to develop herself spiritually, intellectually and physically. As was so evident during her life and at the time of her death on June 30, 1988, Kelly O’Hara pursued these goals by reaching out to those around her. She participated fully in all aspects of life on Grounds and developed a special interest in politics and public policy issues.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
To be eligible for this scholarship:
Candidate must have a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA.
The recipient of this scholarship is not expected to be a replica of Kelly O’Hara. But it is the desire of her family and friends that the scholarship benefits students who value the ideals of Kelly O’Hara and who share her enthusiasm for God and service to others.
To become an applicant for the Kelly O’Hara Scholarship, please prepare a statement, no more than two typed pages (or 1,000 words) in length, expressing in what way your own priorities and aspirations are similar to Kelly O’Hara’s.