Foundation Information


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 over 27 scholarships annually.

LT Michael P Murphy Foundation 2019 Scholarships

Scholarships to the crew or families of the USS Michael Murphy DDG112
6 scholarships to the LT Michael Murphy Navy Sea Cadet Division
3 scholarships to Patchogue Medford High School
1 scholarship to Kings Park High School
1 scholarship in memory of Navy SEAL Dan Healy to his High School in New Hampshire
1 scholarship in memory of Navy SEAL Michael McGreevy to this High School in Portsville
1 scholarship to a Night Stalker through the 160th Special Operations
1 scholarship to the Purple Heart Organization
1 scholarship to Shoreman Wading High School
1 scholarship to Stony Brook University
Plus various Private Scholarships for Continuing Education

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

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