The Power of Your Giving
Thank you for generously supporting the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund (DMSF) in the 2023 calendar year. Your partnership this year has helped unlock educational opportunities for over 500 Murphy Scholars, empowering them to live the lives they aspire to lead.
As we enter into a milestone year for DMSF, we want to highlight several Scholars and Alumni that have shared their stories with us. Thanks to you, we are able to celebrate over 2,300 Alumni in our community that get to achieve their dreams.
Murphy Scholar Class of 2023 Successes
● 3.5 Cumulative Core GPA
● 100% of Murphy Scholars who applied were accepted to four-year colleges
● 68% of the Class of 2022 are First Generation in their families, the first to go to college
● 71% of Scholars eligible for the Pell Grant
● $4M+ Total grants and scholarships awarded
A Dedicated Scholar and a Proud Alum
35 Years of Access to Excellence
Celebrating 35 years at DMSF, we reflect on the profound impact that becoming a Murphy Scholar has on the lives of the young individuals immersed in our program. With your generous support, we continue to provide scholarships, innovative programming, and essential academic advising, allowing our Scholars to not only succeed in high school but to thrive beyond.
Our Alumni showcased below exemplify the potential that unfolds when education is coupled with unwavering support.
From the Latin School of Chicago Class of 1999 cohort comes Vincent Waller. Today, Vincent is the Human Resources Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chief Judge for the Circuit Court of Cook County. Here's what Vincent shared:
I'm proud to be part of a network of high achieving minorities who overcame the odds. [Being a Murphy Scholar] was the only chance I had to achieve economic mobility. It helped me meet other similarly situated high achievers and helped me get to where I am today.