The LT Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation was started in 2007 by Michael’s parents Dan and Maureen and Michael’s brother John. Michael was an avid reader and felt that education was key, in fact his favorite saying was “Education will set you free”. That is why the Murphy Family used their own funds to start the Foundation.
The Foundation Board started with Family and now seats nine members consisting of Dan, Maureen and John Murphy as well as other close family and friends committed to keeping Michael’s life, service, sacrifice and legacy alive as well as that of his SEAL teammates.
From it’s humbled and honored beginnings of awarding one scholarship a year, the Foundation now awards 17 scholarships. For 2015, these scholarships include a Suffolk Federal Credit Union Scholarship, 4 Scholarships to the USS Michael Murphy DDG112, 2 Patchogue Medford High School Scholarships, 6 Navy LT Michael Murphy Sea Cadet Division Scholarships, 1 Scholarship through Shoreman Wading River School District in memory of Tom Cutinella, 1 Scholarship through Penn State, 1 Scholarship to a Purple Heart Recipient (SSGT Jeremiah Wegner) and sent 10 Penn State NROTC students to attend a 3 day American Veteran’s Conference on Veteran’s Day 2015.
The Foundation is funded through kind donations and proceeds from The Murph Challenge, a Forged® annual fundraiser.
The LT Michael P. Murphy Scholarship Foundation is a 501c(3) Charity and there are no administrative costs and all Board Members are volunteers so all funds are used for scholarships only.
All Foundation records are kept by William Andes, Esquire and inquiries can be made at 224 Griffing Ave Riverhead, NY 11901 or LTMichaelMurphyFoundation@Yahoo.Com
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