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 $136,000 to 80 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.
In recent years, the Murphy Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Foundation has awarded six (6) $1,500 scholarships to Murphy seniors. However, last year, thanks to generous donations we were able to award eight scholarships! Even better news, this year we have upped the amount and will be awarding eight scholarships in the amount of $1,700 each.
Application Signup for 2024:
February 1 – April 1, 2024
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Meet our Murphy Chamber of Commerce 2023 Scholarship Recipients
Saad Faisal has lived in Murphy for 5 years. He attended Wylie High School. He plans to get a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Texas at Dallas as a pre-dental student in pursuit of a career in oral surgery. His favorite Murphy memory is going to Water’s Edge Park with friends to play soccer.
– Glazer Family Dentistry Scholarship –
Saad Ijazi has lived in Murphy for 17 years. He attended Wylie High School and will continue his education at the University of Texas at Austin to major in civil engineering and potentially minor in computer science. His favorite Murphy memory is touring the fire house as a kid and getting to sit inside a fire truck.
Manas Patel has lived in Murphy for six years. He attended Wylie High School and plans to attend Johns Hopkins University where he will major in neuroscience while on the pre-med track. His favorite Murphy memory is walking through the trails in Murphy and getting to see his community outdoors.
– Dault Financial Scholarship –
Ryan Richards has lived in Murphy for almost 7 years. He attended Plano East Senior High School and will continue his education at the University of Arkansas to major in finance. His favorite Murphy memories were speaking at the young entrepreneur’s camp and volunteering at Murphy Maize Days.
– Allstate Insurance – Zane Shepherd Agency Scholarship –
Leon Wang has lived in Murphy for 8 years. He attended Wylie High School and will continue his education at the University of Texas at Austin and major in mechanical engineering. His favorite Murphy memories include planting a tree with his family in front of PSA Murphy on Arbor Day, winning the Most Creative Award in the July 4th parade with his siblings in his neighborhood, and enjoying time with friends in Murphy Central Park at Murphy Maize Days.
Sheila Zhang is a Murphy native. She attended Plano East Senior High School and intends on pursuing computer science at either Cornell University or the University of Texas at Austin. Her favorite Murphy memory is her school’s orchestra concerts held at the Murphy Amphitheatre. “They were the best way to conclude the school year surrounded by friends, family, and lots of food trucks!”
Christine Zhai has lived in Murphy for 16 years. She attended Wylie High School and will continue her education at the University of Texas at Austin and major in biology. Her favorite Murphy memory is the annual Christmas pictures with Santa and her family. She would drink hot cocoa in the long lines, waiting for her turn to get pictures with Santa so she could frame them on her fridge with photos from years past.
– Sam Pack Auto Group Scholarship –
Meet the Previous Years’ Scholarship Recipients
120 E. FM 544 Ste 72 PMB 157
Murphy, TX 75094
Phone: (972) 805-3749