MacMurray Foundation Announces Scholarship Applications Open

January 7, 2023

The MacMurray Foundation & Alumni Association is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its Scholarship program for the 2023 – 2024 academic year. In its first two years the Foundation awarded almost 70 scholarships and more than $70,000 in awards. The Foundation is increasing the minimum amount of each award to $1,500, a couple higher than that. For all but two of the scholarships eligibility is limited to members of the MacFam Community, i.e. alumni, former faculty, staff, and trustees, and their relatives. This year the Foundation is expanding eligibility to students who are sponsored by a member of the MacFam community. Priority will again be given this year to those students whose MacMurray education was disrupted by the closing of MacMurray College.

Among the scholarships available are the Richard and Judith Dozier Hackman Scholarships, the William Stanton Scholarship for Future Educators, the Russell Patton Memorial Scholarships, the Nancy Witthoeft Scholarships, The Maggie Scholarships, the Class of '72 Scholarship, the Class of 1981 Scholarship, the Catherine Randall Horn Scholarships, the Nancy Potts Rapier Scholarships, the Jacksonville Promise Scholarship, the Michael Zimmers Memorial 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, 2023, for assistance for the 2023-2024 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 facilitation of continued alumni activities, communication and involvement.

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