Murphy Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Program
Mission Statement: The Murphy Chamber of Scholarship Foundation was founded as a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Corporation in 2006. Our mission is to award graduating Murphy resident seniors scholarship monies to further their education, and to date has awarded $112,000 to 66 Murphy students.
The Murphy Chamber of Commerce was formed in April 2003. The Chamber, wanting to give back to Murphy, awarded scholarships of $1000 each to one Murphy resident graduate in the two school districts serving Murphy, PISD and WISD for the next few years. In 2006, the Scholarship Foundation was formed as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization within the Chamber and awarded two $1000 Foundation scholarships in 2007. Jon Lashbrook served as Chairman from the inception and continued through 2018, during which time the Foundation increased both the Foundation dollar amounts of the award, along with the number of awards presented
2019 brought new changes to our Scholarship Foundation Program. Jon Lashbrook will continue to serve as Chairman Emeritus with new Chair, Steve Dault. Unlike in previous years, the scholarship awards were not ISD boundary based. 2021’s six awards of $1500 were open to all Murphy resident students who graduated the end of the 2020-21 school year, including CTE (Career and Technical Education) students, home-school and private school students, along with our PISD and WISD college bound Murphy resident seniors.
Application deadline for 2022: tba
Meet our Murphy Chamber of Commerce 2021 Scholarship Recipients
Cameron Foley has lived in Murphy for five years. He attended Plano East Senior High School. He will be attending the UTD Honors College majoring in psychology and minoring in audio engineering. His favorite memory in Murphy is all the times he helped out at Maize Days when he was in Police Explorers.
Nick Harrison has lived in Murphy for 12 years. He attended Wylie High School. He will attend Rice University in the fall and is planning to double major in theatre and business. His favorite memory in Murphy is playing in the snow with his family. They had snowball fights, explored the nearby creek, slid around on the ice, and ended the day with warm cocoa. He will never forget the memories that he and his family have made.
– Dault Financial Scholarship –
Julia Hodges has lived in Murphy 14 years. She attended Wylie High School. She will attend Texas Tech University and major in architecture with a minor in tech theatre. Her favorite Murphy memory is performing Puffs at the Murphy Amphitheater. “We went there every night for a week to rehearse and got to perform outside. It was an amazing learning experience and a super cool place to be,” she said. “I made a great memory and was a part of the first play to ever be put on that stage!”
– Sam Pack Auto Group Scholarship –
Garrett Jobe has lived in Murphy for 18 years. He attended Wylie High School. He will attend Brigham Young University Provo in the fall and plans to major in mechanical engineering with an aerospace emphasis. He also plans to participate in Air Force ROTC Detachment 855 in order to commission into the United States Air Force. His favorite Murphy memory is fishing at the lake in front of city hall with his family.
Claire Menjoulet has lived in Murphy 18 years. She attended Wylie High School. She will attend Texas State Technical College in the fall to pursue a degree in welding. Her favorite Murphy memory was going to the open house for the new fire station where her father entered her and her brother’s name in a raffle and they won a ride home from school in the fire truck. “It was an amazing experience, and I remember it really well, even though it was ten years ago.”
– Linda Marie Smith Scholarship –
Abi Williams has lived in Murphy 14 years. She attended Wylie High School. She plans to attend the University of Oklahoma to major in broadcast journalism. Her favorite memory of Murphy is going to the Rainbow Trout Roundup and getting to fish with her family. She also enjoyed going on walks with her mom and dogs on the park trails.
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120 E. FM 544 Ste 72 PMB 157
Murphy, TX 75094
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