Quent Alcorn (Class of 2016) spent his years in Charlottesville dedicated to his friends, to his schoolwork, and to his community—all while injecting his signature sense fun and humor to everything and everyone he encountered.
In his memory, the Quentin Alcorn Memorial Scholarship serves to recognize those at the University of Virginia who continue to embody these traits and positively impact the lives of those around them.
Deadline: March 1, 2024
The 2023 winner of the $10,000 Quentin Alcorn Scholarship is Rachel Moore.
We are excited to award the 7th Quentin Alcorn Memorial Scholarship to Rachel Moore, a rising 4th year from Virginia Beach, Virginia pursuing a B.S. in Youth & Social Innovation with a concentration in Policy. After graduation she plans to work in Healthcare Administration in a pediatric hospital and has goals to make healthcare more transparent, equitable, and accessible for all. Rachel is a leader in her sorority, serving as Vice President of Membership Experience and Vice President of Operations for Pi Beta Phi. She has also been an Operations Coordinator for Camp Kesem at UVA, a Healthcare Administration Intern at the Charlottesville Free Clinic, and a Program Director for the Madison House “Walking Bus” Program.
In our interview with Rachel, it was apparent how much she gives back to the UVA and Charlottesville communities. When Covid-19 limited students’ abilities to interact with UVA staff, Rachel began writing hand-written thank you notes dedicated to the housekeeping and dining staff that she felt were underappreciated. Since then, she has grown this effort to include other UVA students and has written letters to over 600 faculty & staff members. Additionally, as director for a volunteer program called “Walking Bus”, Rachel has led and grown a program that walks children to elementary school who do not have bus access due to a driver shortage. Finally, Rachel leads fundraising efforts and designs the schedule for Camp Kesem, which is a free, one-week, sleepaway camp for children in the Charlottesville area who have been affected by a guardian’s cancer. Her selfless service in the UVA and Charlottesville communities make her a well-deserving recipient of this year’s scholarship!
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