MacMurray Foundation and
Alumni Association Scholarships

From 1846 to 2020 MacMurray College scholarships helped students pursue their college education. MacMurray students were frequently supported by generous college scholarships, often given to first generation college students. The MacMurray Foundation is making scholarships for recent students and the descendants and relatives of alums, faculty, and staff, a central offering of its scholarship program. Also, in recognition of MacMurray's long and historic relationship with the Jacksonville community, the Foundation will provide an annual scholarship to a local student in coordination with the Jacksonville Promise Organization. We invite applications for scholarships for classes beginning in Fall 2021 and welcome contributions to new scholarship funds. We are now accepting applications, but will not review or award any scholarships until after the March 15 deadline for submissions. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please review the criteria below and complete and submit an application. All awards are for one year only, but awardees may apply for additional years through this process.

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The MacMurray Foundation and Alumni Association is making the following scholarships available to select qualified applicants for the school year 2021-2022. Each scholarship awarded will be for $1000.

SCHOLARSHIPS (MacMurray Scholars):

  • MacMurray Foundation General Scholarships
  • Richard and Judith Dozier Hackman Scholarship
  • Class of 1981 Scholarship
  • Nancy Witthoeft Scholarship
  • William Stanton Scholarship for Future Educators
  • How, when, and criteria for applying:

    1. Primary Criteria. To be considered for a MacMurray Foundation and Alumni Association scholarship, an applicant must be either of the following and meet one or more of the additional criteria listed in paragraph 2 below:
    2. Additional Criteria.
    3. Application Deadline.
    4. Academic Requirement.
    5. Essay Requirement.
    6. Letter of Reference Requirement.

    Contact Us

    If you have questions or want more information, please contact the Foundation Scholarship Committee Chair at and/or leave a message at 217-291-4234.