Scholarship

2008 Scholarship Awarded to Alison Keller and Dana Clowes

Last year's scholarship recipients: Alison Keller ($2500, UVM) and Dana Clowes ($1000, Loyola College, MD)

2007 Scholarship Awarded to Micheala Duggan

June, 2007

In June 2007, Micheala Duggan, a senior at Algonquin Regional High School, was named the recipient of the second annual Murphy Sisters Foundation Scholarship Award. “This has been the best achievement I have ever received. I feel honored to have received this award. I want to thank the Scholarship Committee and stress how focused I will be on communicating the “Murphy Laws” of safe driving,” said Duggan. A smaller second scholarship was given to Mathew Rossetti for his creative movie that focuses on alcohol abuse among young teens.

An annual scholarship was established to recognize a senior student-athlete at the regional high school who best exemplifies characteristics possessed by Shauna and Meghan, such as consistent academic achievement, community service and participation in extra-curricula activities. The scholarship candidates are also judged on the submission of an essay focused on educating high school and college students on utilizing safe driving principles.


 

2006 Scholarship Awarded to Senior Crystal Bissett

June 6, 2006

Northborough, MA —Crystal Bissett, a senior at Algonquin Regional High School has been named the recipient of the first annual Murphy Sisters Foundation Scholarship Award. The $10,000 scholarship was established in memory of Algonquin students Shauna and Meghan Murphy who died in a tragic car accident on October 13, 2005.  Bissett was one of eleven finalists for the award and was selected by the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee. The scholarship was established in 2006 by the Murphy Sisters Foundation in conjunction with Algonquin Regional High School. 

The scholarship recognizes a senior student-athlete at the regional high school who best exemplifies characteristics possessed by Shauna and Meghan Murphy. The scholarship candidates were judged on the submission of an essay focused on educating high school students on safe driving principles along with consistent academic achievement, community service and participation in extra-curricula activities. 

“Words cannot describe how thankful I am to the scholarship committee for selecting me for this award. Shauna and Meghan brought so much sunshine and joy into my life and touched so many others in our community. I want to thank the Scholarship Committee and stress how focused I will be on communicating the “Murphy Laws” of safe driving,” said Bissett.

The Murphy Sisters Foundation was established in December of 2005 with a mission of creating awareness and education for teenagers and young adults on the importance of safe driving principles.  Just recently, the Foundation subsidized skid school enrollment for young drivers to learn evasive driving techniques. The Foundation is also working with the Massachusetts State Legislature to provide more training requirements to create a higher awareness of safe driving principles for teenagers and young adults.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer the first annual Murphy Sisters Foundation Scholarship to Crystal Bissett.  Crystal not only offered viable solutions for promoting safe driving principles, but balanced a highly active schedule of academics, varsity sports and community service. This well balanced schedule reminds us of Shauna and Meghan who also strived for perfection and were passionate in everything they did,” said father Chris Murphy and President of the Murphy Sisters Foundation.

In the fall, Bissett will be attending St. Michael’s College in Vermont. She is the daughter of Nancy and Bruce Bissett of Northborough, MA.


About the Scholarship:

The Murphy Sister's Foundation Scholarship is awarded in loving memory of
Meghan and Shauna Murphy
, two vivacious Algonquin Regional High School Students who were killed in a tragic car accident on October 13th 2005.

This scholarship is awarded to one Algonquin Senior who best exemplifies the same characteristics possessed by Shauna and Meghan. Additionally, applicants are judged on their submission of a project aimed at educating High School students about safe driving skills.

This scholarship award is given to an Algonquin High School High School senior who has the following credentials:

Additionally, students are chosen based on their creation of a project that provides innovative measures to communicate the Murphy Sisters Safe Driving Principles to teenage drivers.

The scholarship in the amount of $10,000 is given to a graduating senior of ARHS. The scholarship is given directly to the college of choice in 4 annual installments of $2,500. Certain restrictions may apply based on this non-profit organization.