The 2017 Scholarship Applications areDUE BY JANUARY 25, 2017.
Applications are accepted from High School seniors residing in Leon, Madison, Jefferson, Wakulla, Gadsden, Liberty, Calhoun, Gulf, Franklin, and Jackson counties.
Determination, Focus, Perseverance, Courage, Self-discipline, and Leadership
The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc., celebrates these qualities on the football field through the Biletnikoff Award, which recognizes college football’s outstanding receiver. The Foundation also recognizes and rewards these qualities in our community by providing financial assistance through scholarships to deserving Leon County’s and area counties’ graduating high school achievers. This scholarship program recognizes the students’ excellence in academic and extracurricular activities. These high school seniors have succeeded in spite of significant physical, mental, emotional, environmental, and other challenges faced during their young-adult lives. The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation evaluates their academic achievements, character, involvement in school and community activities, as well as the “nature of the challenges they have overcome.” Applicants do not have to play a high school sport to qualify.
Beginning in 1999, the largest scholarship awarded was named the Tracey Biletnikoff Scholarship, in honor of Fred and Angela Biletnikoff’s deceased daughter. The Foundation has established another significant scholarship, The Foundation Trustees’ Scholarship, which carries the commendation of all the past and current leaders of the Foundation. Finally, the Foundation has established a third scholarship in memory of Brooks Rogers, son of Honorary Trustee Sam Rogers, Jr., and his wife Laura.
Former Foundation Chairman Walter W. Manley, II, announced that the Foundation provided over $800,000 in college and vocational school scholarships and benefits in 2016.
In addition, through generous contributions, Congressman Steve Southerland, Coach Dick Vermeil, Brandin Cooks, Sam & Laura Rogers, Sun Trust Bank, Charles & Suzanne Hopkins, Bass Sox Mercer, Sean Miller, Roger Champion, Bill Russell/ Insurance Company Managers, CE Broker, Inc., Jay Walton, Stan & Marcia Stubbs, Walt Colon, DMD, Hartung and Noblin, Inc., Realtors, Leon County Education Facilities Authority, Texas Medical Liability Trust, Old School Tailgate, Rogers Gunter Vaughn Insurance, Inc., James Graganella/ Capitol Preferred/ Southern Fidelity, Professor Walter W. Manley II & Linda Benear, Brett & Courtney Ewing/ First Franklin Financial Services, Chuck Shields/ Shields Marina, Kim Williams/ Marpan Supply, Richard & Jo Ann Chichetti, Scott & Stacey Houston, Mike & Nancy Mattimore, Allen Norton & Blue, PA, Ritchie W. & Kerry Pickron, Florida Association of Broadcasters/ Pat Roberts, Lithohaus Printers, Inc., L. Thomas Cox, Jr. & Lynn Cox, Ed & Meredith Fishback, Dr. & Mrs. Lynn Hazlett, Russ, Meghan, Kasey, Lowell & Hallie Mick, Rocky Bevis/ Bevis Funeral Home & Crematory, Stephen Dobson III, PA, Pat Grinnell/ Napleton Infiniti, Howard & Susan Eisenman, Bush & Augspurger, PA, Richard Bush, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA, Lisa Augspurger, The Christopher Teaf Family, David & Jo Ann Prescott, Senator Bill Montford, Danny Wuerffel, The Front Porch, Music Masters, Helios Tanning Boutique, Southeastern Plastic Surgery, James McManermon & Ryan Huff of the Ritz Carlton of Amelia Island, Jimmy Buffet, Mathew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, Eva Moye, Steve Adams, Jeff Sharkey & Patrick Biehl of Capitial Alliance Group, Jeremy Branch & Scott Maddox, Roberts’ Jewelry, Seminole Boosters, Chris & Andrea Diamantis, Charles & Ricki Maddox, Jamie & Tammie Skyes, Dave & Nancy Ramsay, Moe’s Southwest Grill/ Rob Atkisson, and Eric & Dr. Andrea Friall have been recognized by naming scholarships in their honor.
The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc.(TQC), creator and sponsor of the Biletnikoff Award, is proud to announce that the Southern Scholarship Foundation and CEO Mickey Moore have become TQC Foundation Patrons. The Southern Scholarship Foundation helps deserving young people who demonstrate excellent academic merit and good character attend institutions of higher education. The Southern Scholarship Foundation will continue to support TQC Foundation scholars and, as a patron, will provide substantial scholarship housing assistance to each eligible TQC Foundation scholar who attends a Florida college or university supported by the Southern Scholarship Foundation. “The Southern Scholarship Foundation shares our mission in helping high achieving high school seniors of exemplary character who have overcome significant barriers go to college,” said Walter W. Manley, II, TQC Foundation Past Chairman, who solicited this financial commitment from the SSF.