Hooey Scholar at UConn: “Where I was meant to be”

August 17, 2023

Megan Flynn’s non-linear college career took her to several colleges, but the University of Connecticut, where the New Jerseyan graduated this Spring, was “where I was meant to be,” she says.

Thanks to a generous scholarship from the Austin O. Hooey Scholarship Fund, Megan was able to focus on her coursework and her passion of digital media and design. Megan was accepted into UConn’s Digital Media and Design program while pursuing her degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Web and Interactive Media.

“I have been building website from scratch, designing mobile apps, and so much more,” she says. “I absolutely love what I am studying and am so thankful to have the opportunity to follow my passion.”

As a graphics and multimedia specialist intern in the UConn marketing department, Megan designed many graphics for events, resources, departments, and more.

The Community Foundation’s scholarship team congratulates Megan Flynn for finding her passion and graduating this past Spring!

The Austin O. Hooey Scholarship Fund, which is administered by the Community Foundation, provides one or more college scholarship awards ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 per year for four consecutive years to one or more graduating senior(s) of Chatham High School. The scholarship is awarded based on financial need, academic performance, and merit.

Austin Hooey, a longtime Chatham resident and one of the first female financial analysts on Wall Street, left $1.2 million to the Community Foundation of New Jersey for a permanent scholarship endowment for Chatham High School students.