Mercyhurst University’s Senior Class Gift is carrying on the annual tradition of leaving a gift to the school. The Class of 2021 has selected to endow the Kenny Robinson “Beat the Odds” Scholarship. The scholarship is named after Mercyhurst alum Kenny Robinson ’20 who tragically passed away in the spring. Kenny’s spirit, kindness, and constant way of putting others first, is remembered in the scholarship. Kenny was an amazing teammate and friend and embodied what it means to be a Mercyhurst Laker. The Class of 2021 has a $15,000 goal to reach by the end of the academic year but is working to reach a $2,500 goal by the end of the semester.
The scholarship endowment will create an annual award given to a student who is an example of an outstanding teammate whether it is in a sport or in life, just as Kenny was. The scholarship candidate will also show they’ve overcome or are working to overcome adversity and that they maintain a positive attitude and energy no matter the obstacle.