DMSF By the Numbers

Learn more about DMSF’s history and the successes of Murphy Scholars.

  • DMSF has a proven history of success: 29 years strong, founded in 1989.
  • There is significant need: Over 1,000 8th grade students submit applications to us each year. In 2018, we were able to select an incoming class of 117 students.
  • We have a large impact: Currently there are 455 Murphy Scholars enrolled at partner high schools—both at home in Chicago and in boarding schools across the country.
  • More than 2,400 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.