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The Kathleen and Eldon Murphy Scholarship in Education

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For student(s) from Hillsdale County (Michigan) enrolled in a College of Education teacher education program in elementary education, special education, or secondary education. Recipient(s) shall be selected on the basis of strong academic performance. Awards are renewable.

This scholarship will be given to student(s) enrolled in a College of Education teacher education program in elementary education, special education, or secondary education. Recipient(s) shall be selected on the basis of strong academic performance. Awards are renewable. First preference will be for students from Hillsdale County (Michigan); Second preference will be for students from the following Michigan Counties: Branch, Calhoun, Jackson and Lenawee; Third preference for students who graduated from a high school in Michigan.

About Eldon and Kathleen Murphy

Eldon and Kathleen Murphy are retired teachers who spent their teaching careers teaching in the public schools of Michigan with a break to teach two years in Eritrea (which was part of Ethiopia at the time) as Peace Corps Volunteers.

Kathleen Murphy received her B.A. and M.A. in Elementary Education from MSU.  Eldon Murphy received his B.A. and M.A. in Art from MSU.  He went back and got his teacher's certification after he had started teaching.

They both grew up in Hillsdale County, Michigan.  Kathleen taught in The Lansing Public schools, Reading Community Schools and Hillsdale Community Schools.  Eldon taught his whole career in Camden-Frontier Schools.  They have two sons, two daughters-in-law and two grandchildren.  They enjoy traveling, spending time with their family and friends, and attending MSU football and basketball games.

Their lives have been spent trying to make the world a better place.  They believe that education is the basis for improvement.  Therefore, they have established this scholarship to help and encourage competent young people from Hillsdale County to pursue careers in K12 education.

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