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Michael P. Murphy Public Service Scholarship

Established by the Dyson Foundation in honor of its friend and board member Michael P. Murphy and supported by his family friends and colleagues the Michael P. Murphy Public Service Scholarship awards an annual scholarship to a graduating senior from Millbrook High School, Our Lady of Lourdes High School or Poughkeepsie High School who has demonstrated leadership in and a passion for giving back to their community and will attend an accredited college or university. 

Amount of Award(s):
$1,000

Number of Awards:
Varies

Type of Award:
One-time scholarship payable to school

Conditions For Continuation:
Not Renewable

Current High School:
Millbrook High School, Our Lady of Lourdes High School, Poughkeepsie High School

Current Level of Education:
High School Senior

Eligibility Requirements:
- Graduating from Millbrook High School, Our Lady of Lourdes High School or Poughkeepsie High School 
- Leadership/involvement in community service activities
- Excellent academic standing

Alternative Materials:
- Essay discussing your experience with community service and/or the importance of giving back to the community and how you would plan to continue it in your future (no more than one page double spaced).

Application Details:

With your completed Online Application you will also need to attach the following:

- Essay discussing your experience with community service and/or the importance of giving back to the community and how you would plan to continue it in your future (typed, limit to one page or 500 words).
- Most recent high school or college transcript.
- Copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) information, which you will receive when you complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Two current letters of recommendation from teachers/guidance counselor, clergy or persons other than family members who are familiar with your skills and abilities. These letters must have been written within the last six months.

Deadline:

Applications must be submitted online with all attachments by May 1.


APPLY ONLINE
$ Cover processing fees

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