The Murphy Memorial Scholarship

AMOUNT:
Varies

GEOGRAPHIC LIMITATIONS:
High school seniors living in Gorham Telephone Company’s service area

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Applicants should be high school seniors living in areas served by the following school districts:  USD 299, 392, 399, 407 and 432.  No members of the Murphy family or their heirs are eligible at any time to apply for this scholarship.
  • Students from either public or private schools may apply.
  • Applicants must display a strong sense of community involvement and leadership.
  • Applicant must submit an essay (100 words or less) that outlines his/her major accomplishments, and a challenging experience and how it affected him/her.
  • Applicant must submit two letters of recommendation-one from a high school faculty member and one from a community leader.  Each letter needs to address the following questions:
    • What is your relationship with the applicant?
    • What do you consider to be the applicant’s strengths?
    • What do you consider to be the applicant’s weaknesses?
    • Does the applicant exhibit leadership skills?  Please explain.
    • Is there any other information the scholarship committee should know about the applicant?

DEADLINE:
March 31

RENEWALS:

  • Renewal Criteria:
    • Applicants must continue to show a strong sense of community involvement and leadership.
    • Applicants must maintain a 2.5 GPA or better.
    • Applicants must complete application form and profile.
    • Applicants must include post-secondary transcript.