"I feel incredibly grateful and honored to have been given the opportunity to pursue the unimaginable just as Timothy did. This opportunity stretches beyond the scholarship; the O’Shaughnessy family has cultivated an intellectual, compassionate group of students who have become a family, and I continuously look forward to their leadership, mentorship, and kindness.”

Katherine Grace


Texas Christian University  
Fort Worth, TX 


Business and Political Science

High School:

Wichita Collegiate, 2023
Wichita, KS

Activities and Interests:

Katherine Grace was born in Wichita, Kansas, and she and her brother, Jack Grace, were raised by their parents, Jeff and Allison Grace. She was a lifelong student at Wichita Collegiate High School, and she looks forward to continuing her education next year at Texas Christian University as a Chancellor’s Scholar in Fort Worth, Texas. 

As a student at WCS, Katherine involved herself in a variety of extra-curricular activities. She enjoyed competing in volleyball, basketball, and swim over her four years at Collegiate. During her junior and senior years, she had the opportunity to serve as the captain for her teams. She learned many of the leadership, integrity, and inclusivity values that Timothy stood for from these unique experiences.

Katherine served as the Student Body President for Wichita Collegiate and was a four-year member of the Student Council. She loved serving in leadership roles in other clubs  such as DECA, Pro-Humanitate Student Forum, and Model United Nations. She thoroughly enjoyed serving her Collegiate and Wichita communities. These clubs taught Katherine to be a Polymath and iconoclastic like Timothy. 

One of her favorite high school activities was debate and forensics. She appreciated learning how to research, public speak, and critically think. Katherine debated for and against national resolutions such as substantial increases in foreign arms sales, criminal justice reform, water resources, and security cooperation with NATO in artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and cyber security. This activity taught her how to challenge the status quo and always strive for intellectual curiosity.

Katherine is eager to spend her next four years at TCU, and she plans to major in business administration and management on a pre-law track. Eventually, Katherine wants to obtain a J.D. and a MBA. Other wishes of hers include traveling abroad, interning, and involving herself on her future college campus. She feels incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to do everything she dreams of through the help of the Timothy O’Shaughnessy Scholarship.