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Samuel Clayton Quinn Scholarship

Missy Grantham and Peggy Quinn

Missy Grantham and Peggy Quinn

Sam Quinn loved helping others. A 2012 electrical engineering graduate, he worked at Oncor engineering transmission hub stations. In January 2015 he died of sudden heart valve dysfunction. Devastated, his family wanted to find a way to honor his life. It was Missy Grantham (left), the cousin of Sam's mother, Peggy (right), who thought to create a scholarship at UTA in his name. She contacted UTA's Office of Development and began the process to create a scholarship fund that will support budding electrical engineers. The scholarship will be awarded for the first time next academic year with representatives from Oncor and the College of Engineering choosing the recipient. "This is the best thing we could do to honor his life and carry it forward," says Quinn. "It keeps his inner soul going. The fact that he loved helping budding engineers and loved everything about engineering makes it so meaningful." Go to giving.uta.edu/samquinn to support the scholarship.

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