MacMurray Foundation Announces Scholarship Applications Open

January 4, 2022

The MacMurray Foundation & Alumni Association is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its Scholarship program for the 2022 – 2023 academic year. In its first year the Foundation awarded 31 scholarships with awards of $1000 each. The Foundation hopes to increase the number of scholarships this year with the amount of the individual scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. For all but two of the scholarships eligibility is limited to members of the MacFam Community, i.e alumni, faculty, staff, trustees, and their relatives, and priority is given to those students whose MacMurray education was disrupted by the closing of MacMurray College.

Among the scholarships currently available are the Richard and Judith Dozier Hackman Scholarship, the William Stanton Scholarship for Future Educators, the Russell Patton Memorial Scholarship, The Maggie Scholarship, the Class of '72 Scholarship, the Class of 1981 Scholarship, and the Louise Rintelmann Thompson "I Believe in You" Scholarship for a junior college student planning to attend a four year institution and live on campus. The Foundation will accept applications for its scholarships until March 15, 2022, for assistance for the 2022-2023 school year. For more information about our scholarships and to access the application, visit

If anyone is interested in contributing toward or establishing a scholarship, please review how to do so at If you have questions, want more information, or are ready to establish a named scholarship, please email

MacMurray Foundation & Alumni Association was formed as a non-profit corporation in May 2020 in response to MacMurray College's announced closure in March 2020 after 174 years of higher education. The Foundation is completely independent of MacMurray College and is not a successor to the college. As part of the closure the college transferred their archives to the new MacMurray Foundation.

The purpose of MacMurray Foundation & Alumni Association is to preserve, maintain and continue the legacy of MacMurray College, with the mission to impact lives and enhance communities through scholarships for higher education, grants to community organizations, exhibitions and displays of artifacts and memorabilia relating to MacMurray College and facilitate continued alumni activities, communication and involvement.

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