Ken Murphy Humanity Scholarship

Ken Murphy graduated from Pleasant Valley in 1974. He was involved in Basketball, Football, and Track & Field. Ken won the Spartan Scholastic Athlete of the Year award his senior year. He went on to play football at Coe College, climb Mt. McKinley, and trek to the Mt. Everest base camp.

This scholarship honors a student who has demonstrated the work of introspection, reflection, and work to continually improve themselves and the world around them. The winner of this scholarship appreciates both the power, and fragility, of this world and that nature is one to be respected and protected. 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

·         Nature Minded - a commitment to respecting and preserving nature

·         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 compassion, healing, and self-discovery.

·         Plan to attend a college or vocational school upon graduation

Scholarship Personal Statement/Essay:

  •  Discuss briefly in 50 words or less your process for continual improvement of yourself and the world around you.

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