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 extra-curricular 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.” With the awarding of the 2011-2012 scholarships, the Biletnikoff Award Scholarship program will have awarded more than 120 college scholarships during its 18 year history. 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 will provide over $640,000 in college scholarships in 2013.
In addition, through generous contributions, Ed & Meredith Fishback, Walter Manley II & Linda Benear, L.Thomas, Jr. & Lynn Cox, Lithohaus Printers, Inc., Dr. & Mrs H.L. Hazlett, Carr Riggs & Ingram, LLP, The Mick Family, Mike & Nancy Mattimore, Jeff & Kristine Wahlen, Howard Eisenman, Emily Waugh, Dr. Todd & Rosie Patterson, The Ghazvini Family/ Premier Construction & Development Company, James Graganella/ Capital Preferred/ Southern Fidelity, Sam Rogers, Jr./ Rogers Gunter Vaughn Insurance, Inc., Moe’s Southwest Grill/ Rob Atkisson, Bush & Augspurger, PA, Searcy Denny Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA, Mark Bonn, Ph.D. & Alice Bonn/ Bonn Marketing, Charles & Suzanne Hopkins, The Teaf Family, SunTrust Bank Sports & Entertainment Group, Leon County Education Facilities Authority, American Realty Capital, Florida Doctors Insurance Company, Durward Jackson, Hotel Duval/Shula’s 347 Grill, Texas Medical Liability Trust, Ted & Anne Parke, Rocky Bevis/ Bevis Funeral Home & Crematory, Dr. H. Logan Brooks & Family, J.T. Vinson Company, Chelsea Salon, Dr. Charles & Amy Newell, Bobby & Sue Dick,Tallahassee Memorial Hospital & The Hour Glass have been recognized by naming scholarships in their honor.
In January 2012, the Scholarship Committee of the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc. honored as scholarship recipients the following students who have overcome significant obstacles in their young lives and demonstrated outstanding leadership and academic achievement: Megan Vaughn, SAIL School, The Tracey Biletnikoff Memorial Scholarship recipient; Laura Catherine McCrary, Maclay School, The Foundation Chairmen’s Scholarship recipient; George Clayton Purvis, Chiles High School, The Brooks Rogers Memorial Scholarship recipient; Darius Asante Bennett, Leon High School; Joshua Randall Funderburke, Aucilla Christian High School; Patrick Rashaud Holmes, Florida High School; Caitlin Anna McCarthy, Florida High School; MyLinh Thi Pham, Godby High School; Trevon James Turner, Lincoln High School; Fletcher Reese Vaughn, Munroe Day School; Zachary Aaron Walker, North Florida Christian High School; and Roselyn Michelle Ward, SAIL School. The Co-Chairmen of the 2012 Scholarship Committee are Bob Teel and Charles Hopkins. Members are Walter Manley II, Bill Hilaman, Tom Cox, Jr., Ken Wilson, Jerry Blaisdell, Dr. Chuck Newell, and Richard Bush.