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DMSF Application Now Open!

Posted on Aug 1, 2019

DMSF Application Now Open!

Applications for the Murphy Scholar Class of 2024 are now available. 8th grade students (entering high school in the fall of 2020) are now eligible to apply for the scholarship. Students can apply for a Daniel Murphy Scholarship in the fall of their 8th grade year.  Students who exhibit strong academic potential, outstanding character and financial need are encouraged to apply.  The application will require the student to write two essays and request three recommendations (7th grade math teacher, 7th grade language arts teacher, and...

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A Celebration of Murphy Scholars — 30th Anniversary Gala

Posted on Jul 22, 2019

A Celebration of Murphy Scholars — 30th Anniversary Gala

          Celebrate 30 years of igniting potential! Join us to applaud the achievements of thousands of Murphy Scholars. Saturday, September 28, 2019 Click here for more 30th Anniversary Gala information. Sponsorship opportunities available...

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30th Golf Classic was a Success!

Posted on Jun 9, 2019

30th Golf Classic was a Success!

DMSF welcomed nearly 500 golfers on June 3rd at the 30th Annual DMSF Golf Classic. It was a historic day with record breaking fundraising highlighted by a very generous donation from a Murphy Scholar alum during the paddle raise. Thanks to the generous support through the live and silent auction, paddle raise, sponsorships, foursomes, individual entries and donations more than $1.8 million was raised for DMSF. Your investment supports the motivations of our Murphy Scholars like our remarkable speaker Edgar Morales, St. Ignatius College Prep...

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Welcome Murphy Scholar Class of 2023

Posted on May 16, 2019

Welcome Murphy Scholar Class of 2023

          Last night, we were honored to bestow the Daniel Murphy Scholarship to 133 8th graders who will comprise the next class of Murphy Scholars (Class of 2023). The Scholars along with their parents, teachers and families, joined us for the ceremony at the Harris Theater in downtown Chicago. This class was chosen out of nearly 1,000 applicants.  Welcome to the Murphy Scholar...

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Give a Gift of Scholarship

Posted on Dec 19, 2018

Give a Gift of Scholarship

Murphy Scholars and their families continue to thrive thanks to your belief in DMSF’s mission to provide scholarship and programming opportunities to bright, deserving students from the Chicago, Cicero and Berwyn. This holiday season, consider a gift to Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund and help Murphy Scholar families experience the joy of educational access. Your investment will help us to continue to experience truly significant outcomes: 100% of Murphy Scholars were accepted to a four-year university in 2018 83% of Murphy Scholars are...

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DMSF receives Platinum Seal of Transparency and 4-star Charity Rating

Posted on Nov 20, 2018

DMSF receives Platinum Seal of Transparency and 4-star Charity Rating

Transparency and trust are crucial to the success of DMSF and we are proud to share that two of the leading charity evaluation groups recently awarded DMSF with their highest honors. We received a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar and a 4-Star Charity Rating from Charity Navigator. A four-star rating from Charity Navigator means an organization exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its cause. DMSF joins select company as only 3% of charities receive a Platinum rating from...

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Join The Murphy Family

Posted on Sep 29, 2018

Join The Murphy Family

Help Us Continue to Ignite Potential of Murphy Scholars On September 27th at City Winery, DMSF hosted their signature Sponsor a Scholar event, featuring a Murphy Scholar family, the Pedroza Family— and their four Murphy Scholars. The evening also included a special musical performance by Murphy Scholar Alumna, Akenya. The spirit of the Murphy Scholar Family was evident throughout the evening. Please consider joining the Murphy Scholar Family and help us continue to ignite the potential of many young deserving scholars in gaining access to...

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Achievers Fall Newsletter

Posted on Aug 28, 2018

Achievers Fall Newsletter

On our way to 500 Scholars. Read more in our Fall Issue of The Achiever here. Invest in a Murphy Scholar Today!

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Golf Classic Raises $1.6M!

Posted on Jun 6, 2018

Golf Classic Raises $1.6M!

Communities have a way of coming together to do great things. The Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund community certainly did just that on Monday as 480 golfers came together to raise $1.6M at the 29th Annual DMSF Golf Classic! Attendees spent a lovely afternoon competing at Shoreacres, Skokie, Conway Farms, Knollwood, and Exmoor, and then gatheredfor cocktails and a dinner program. Our keynote speaker Samantha Castro-Rico (pictured above with her parents) reflected on her time as a Murphy Scholar and cited the powerful exposure and...

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NBC 5 Making a Difference

Posted on May 29, 2018

NBC 5 Making a Difference

NBC 5 Chicago – Making a Difference Segment NBC 5’s Kye Martin speaks with Daniel Murphy’s Scholarship Fund Executive Director Jose Rodriguez about a life-changing program that has helped provide scholarship support for economically-challenged students in Chicago. (Published Sunday, May 27,...

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