DMSF By the Numbers
Learn more about DMSF’s history and the successes of Murphy Scholars.
- DMSF has a proven history of success: 27 years strong, founded in 1989.
- There is significant need: Over 1,000 8th grade students submit applications to us each year. In 2016, we were able to select an incoming class of 125 students.
- We have a large impact: Currently there are 405 Murphy Scholars enrolled at 66 partner high schools—both at home in Chicago and in boarding schools across the country.
- More than 2,200 students have attended high school as Murphy Scholars.
- Average ACT score is 25.
- 91% of Murphy Scholars graduate from high school.
- 100% of Murphy Scholars who graduate high school gain acceptance to four-year colleges and universities; 97% attend.
- 89% of Murphy Scholars who attend four-year colleges and universities have already, or are on track to graduate with a degree.