Dale Murphy Navy Scholarship


Dale Murphy graduated from Pleasant Valley in 1977. He was involved in Baseball, Basketball, Football and was the Track and Field MVP his senior year. Dale went on to the University of Northern Iowa and retired as a Senior Chief in the United States Navy.

This scholarship honors a student who has led by example, especially when challenges arise. This person understands that leadership is not about calling attention to themselves but rather setting the example of good behavior, in both good times and bad. The winner of this scholarship has persevered. The awardees is chosen by the administration/counselors. Each awardee will demonstrate the following:

·         Needs to be well prepared by their K-12 experiences and to pursue some form of post-secondary education to expand and refine their skills and background

·         Leadership - a legacy of bringing people together

·         Academic Preparation - the ability to reason, solve problems, apply knowledge, and communicate effectively

·         Interpersonal Skills - the ability to work effectively with others - individually or in groups

·         Professional Behaviors - responsibility and dependability

Criteria to Apply

·         Administration/counselors will select the senior applicant who exhibits the qualities of leadership, hard work, and dedication to a result.

·         Plan to attend a college, vocational school, or embark on military service upon graduation

Scholarship Personal Statement/Essay:

  • Discuss briefly in 50 words or less an instance where you lead by example through challenging times.



Past Scholarship Recipients