APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 1, 2021

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 May 1st deadline for submissions. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please review the criteria below and HERE. All awards are for one year only, but awardees may apply for additional years through this process.

If you are interested in funding a scholarship or supporting the scholarship program, review the possibilities HERE.

CURRENT SCHOLARSHIPS

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
  • 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. How to Apply:

      1. Academic Requirement.
        • An applicant must have maintained a 3.0 average on a 4-point high school grade scale if applying for an undergraduate scholarship or on a 4-point college grade scale if applying for an advanced degree scholarship. If awarded a scholarship, a recipient must maintain a 3.0 average on a 4-point college grade scale to be considered for possible continuation of the scholarship award.
      2. Essay Requirement.
        • An applicant must include a 500 to 1500-word essay describing how the values of Knowledge, Faith, Service, and Wisdom, Duty and Reverence have impacted the applicant or the applicant's future plans, and what these values mean to the applicant. (See page 3 of the Scholarship Application Form for information about MacMurray values).
      3. Letter of Reference Requirement.
        • An applicant must also submit a letter of reference from a teacher, pastor or other adult of their choice.

      How to Submit Your Application:

      1. Application Deadline.
        • Complete applications must be submitted by May 1st, 2021 using the Scholarship Application Form to be considered for an award for the following academic year. Applications must be filled out completely and all application materials must be submitted by May 1st or they will be rejected without further consideration.
      2. Submitting Your Application.
          • To submit your application, email the following documents, along with your application form, to MacScholars@MacAlumFoundation.org:
            1. Official high school or undergraduate transcript.
            2. Statement showing how you exemplify MacMurray College’s values.
            3. Completed Financial Form (if applying for an award based on financial need).
            4. College Financial Award Letter (if applying for an award based on financial need).
            5. Letter of reference.

          Privacy Policy for Scholarship
          Applicants and Awardees

          The information provided by the applicant and family is private and will be shared only with scholarship reviewers for purposes of determining eligibility for a scholarship and making recommendations for scholarship awards. No information will be made public, except as may be required by law, or as indicated below for publication of the award or as specifically permitted by the awardees. Scholarship awardee's information will be provided to the applicant’s requested institution. The Foundation reserves the right to make public awardee's name, parent’s name and high school for publicizing the award, awardee and the Foundation. (Click HERE to read our full privacy policy.)

          Contact Us

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