The Sue O’Kelley Scholarship

In 2012, the Trinity Valley Quilt Guild renamed the existing Guild scholarship fund The Sue O’Kelley Scholarship Fund. Sue was a member of the Guild for all of the 30 years it's been in existence, and she touched our hearts in ways we will remember for years to come.

Sue embraced higher learning and was a very dedicated TCU fan. To honor her memory, a scholarship has been established at Texas Christian University, and it will be awarded annually to a student in the College of Fine Arts. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and a GPA of at least 3.0.

The Guild scholarship fund is underwritten by the annual sale/auction of mini quilts at the Quilt Show. Please consider supporting the endeavor this year by your contribution of mini quilts to the auction.  

The 2014 - 2015 scholarship recipient is Kelsey Gross, a Fashion Merchandising major from Fort Worth, TX who expects to graduate in the Fall of 2015.


Kelsey Gross     Hometown - Fort Worth     Major - Fashion Merchandising     Expected Graduation - Fall Term 2015     GPA - 3.29

Activities - Phi Upsilon Omicron

Interests - Horseback riding, babysitting, volunteering at Wings of Hope Equitherapy and charity fashion shows.

Career Goals - After I graduate, I hope to enter the workforse and apply the knowledge I have learned at TCU. I aspire to become a buyer for a company, such as Pier One, because I am very interested in finding unique things that bring happiness to people's lives.

What This Scholarship Means to Me - College has a lot of expenses, and financial support allows me to receive the education I desire. It supports me by keeping my mind off the expenses during the duration of my college career and lets me focus on my education. It also allows me to go to a great university like TCU.

My Greatest Learning Experience at TCU - One of my greatest learning experiences happened last year in my accounting class for my minor. Even though accounting was very tough and I put a lot of hours into studying for the class, it has been the most rewarding. Accounting is something I will need for the rest of my life. It helps with keeping track of the money I spend. In college, most students tend to be on a budget, so learning how to manage my expenses really helped me. Now looking at my bank staements, I can actually understand the cash flow, unlike before.