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DMSF High School Fair

Posted on Oct 3, 2018

DMSF High School Fair

The annual DMSF High School Fair will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at St. Ignatius College Prep (1076 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608).  We invite all families to come explore the possibilities and meet with admission representatives from over 60 schools in the Chicago area and beyond. The fair begins at 5 p.m. and will end at 7:30 p.m. This will be an opportunity to visit with many of our partner day schools and boarding schools. For a complete list of our partnership schools, please click...

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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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DMSF Application Now Open!

Posted on Aug 1, 2018

DMSF Application Now Open!

Applications for the Murphy Scholar Class of 2023 are now available. 8th grade students (entering high school in the fall of 2019) are now eligible to apply for the scholarship. Students are now eligible to 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...

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Register Now for the 3rd Annual Ignite Potential Night 2018

Posted on Jul 11, 2018

Register Now for the 3rd Annual Ignite Potential Night 2018

Support Murphy Scholars and enjoy DMSF’s signature Sponsor a Scholar event, an informal cocktails and small plates reception. IPN will premiere a new video, featuring a Murphy Scholar family, the Pedrozas—four Murphy Scholar siblings, and include a performance by Class of 2010 Murphy Scholar Alumna, Akenya. She has performed and recorded with some of the city’s leading artists, including Chance the Rapper and Mavis Staples. Don’t miss it! Buy your tickets now. Sponsorship and registration are now open click...

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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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DMSF Introduces New Executive Director

Posted on Feb 13, 2018

DMSF Introduces New Executive Director

The Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund welcomes Jose R. Rodriguez as its new Executive Director, succeeding Andy David who in August announced his plans to retire after nearly 11 years in the role. Jose comes to DMSF after 16 years at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School where he is Vice President of the Corporate Work Study Program.  He also serves in the same role at Christ the King Jesuit High School.  During his time at the two schools Jose has successfully grown the program, which serves close to 1,000 students, into the largest jobs program for...

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Register now for the 29th Annual Golf Classic

Posted on Feb 5, 2018

Register now for the 29th Annual Golf Classic

Please join the many friends of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund for an opportunity to play at one of five top-rated private golf courses in the Chicago area: Conway Farms, Exmoor, Knollwood, Shoreacres, or Skokie.  Registration is now live! Click here to...

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Morgan and Walker selected as 2018 Surge Institute Fellows

Posted on Feb 1, 2018

Morgan and Walker selected as 2018 Surge Institute Fellows

DMSF is proud to announce that DMSF staff (and alumni!) Paul Morgan, Director of Programs and Innovation, and Willow Walker, Associate Director of Education-Admissions, have been selected as part of the 2018 Surge Fellowship cohort! The Surge Institute’s mission is to educate and develop leaders of color who create transformative change in urban education. Read the full statement from the Surge Institute below. Congratulations Paul and Willow! 25 Chicago Education Leaders Selected for 2018 Surge Fellowship September 5, 2017 The Surge...

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