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Murray High School

Home of the Spartans

5440 S. State Street, Murray Utah  84107   Ph: 801-264-7460  Fax: 801-264-7461

MURRAY HIGH SCHOOL

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD OPPORTUNITIES


Each year at graduation, special awards and scholarships are given to members of the senior class. These awards are given by community organizations, businesses, private individuals, and families. These are for EVERYONE to apply for; HOWEVER, special consideration will be given to those who otherwise do not have scholarship monies coming to them.

ALL APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021-2022 

SCHOOL YEAR WILL OPEN IN APRIL 2022


Below is a list of scholarships that have been offered in previous years.


Questions please contact [email protected]

THE WENDELL E. WATTS MEMORIAL AWARD- Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Watts Family 

HONORED MALE ATHLETE AWARD (Wendell E. Watts)

A wrist watch will be given annually to the senior male student having the most outstanding record in athletics and academics. The recipient will also receive a cash award in the amount of $500.00. The award is to be made on three years of participation in Utah High School Athletics Association of a team sport(s) as allowed under the eligibility rules of Murray High School. 

HONORED FEMALE ATHLETE AWARD (Wendell E. Watts)

A wrist watch will be given annually to the senior female student having the most outstanding record in athletics and scholarship. The Watts Family will also award the recipient a $500.00 cash award from the Watts Family. The award is to be made on three years of participation in Utah High School Athletics Association of a team sport(s) as allowed under the eligibility rules of Murray High School. 

APPLICATION BELOW MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY DEADLINE.

NORMA M. WITT MEMORIAL AWARD

This $2,000 award was established by the Allan Witt family in honor of Norma M. Witt, a long-time Murray piano teacher. Norma volunteered her time and musical talent by guiding local Elementary School students in music education.

The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding achievement in the area(s) of choral and/or instrumental music. The award will be selected based on the following criteria:

  1. The student must have participated in the Murray High School music program.
  2. The applicant has the desire to continue to enrich both themselves and their community by sharing their musical talents.
  3. It is the desire of the Witt family to give the award to a student who has not been granted numerous other awards and scholarships.

Payment will be awarded upon evidence that the student is enrolled in a post high school institution.

APPLICATION BELOW MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY DEADLINE.

GABRIELLE MURRAY MEMORIAL AWARD

This $750 award was established by the Murray family in honor of Gabrielle Murray, who lived for four short days yet influenced countless lives for good. This award will be given to a student who is dedicated in pursuing a degree in the medical / health science profession. The award will be selected based on the following criteria:

1. It is the desire of Gabrielle Murray’s family that the student graduates from LDS seminary.

2. The student has a minimum of a 3.7 GPA.

Payment will be made when the student shows evidence that they have enrolled in college.

APPLICATION BELOW MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY DEADLINE.

MURRAY CITY POWER DEPARTMENT ACADEMIC AWARD

Two $1000 awards will be given to two outstanding seniors, one male and one female who have excelled in the field of math and/or science who is interested in pursuing engineering, math or science as a career. Students must be residents of Murray City. Preference will be given to students who have not been awarded other scholarships. Payment will be made when student shows evidence of enrollment in college.

1. Students must have attained an overall G. P. A. of at least 3.0 or higher.

2. Excelled in math or science.

3. Students must be accepted to an accredited two or four year institution of higher education.

APPLICATION BELOW MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY DEADLINE.

MARY JENKINS SOFFE FAMILY MUSIC AWARD

One $2000 scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding musical student to apply toward tuition of his/her college of choice. Student must have participated in one or more music programs while attending Murray High School. Priority will be given to students who have not received other scholarship awards.

Payment will be made when student shows proof of enrollment to a higher institution of learning.

APPLICATION BELOW MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY DEADLINE.

KIRK FAMILY ART AWARD

This annual $1500 scholarship ($750 for 2 semesters) will be awarded to a senior student who has recognized the importance of the arts in a well rounded educational experience and has found time to include art related course work during their high school experience grades 9-12. The student must show proof of enrollment each semester in a post high school educational program.

The award will be selected based on the following criteria:

1. Preference will be given to a student who has successfully taken at least 1 course in the arts each year of high school (grades 9-12) with a B grade or higher.

2. Student must have completed school courses with a B grade or higher in at least two different art fields including music, dance, theater, visual or media arts in grades 9-12.

3. Student must have participated in at least two school art related extracurricular organizations or activities such as, but not limited to, a school play, instrumental/vocal performing group, dance company, video yearbook, visual art exhibition, etc.

4. Preference will be given to someone pursuing a degree in an art related field.

Student must submit a school transcript, description of extracurricular work completed (video, file, picture, etc.), and an essay answering the questions: How have the arts affected your life and educational experience? How do you plan to utilize the arts in your future?

APPLICATION BELOW MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY DEADLINE.

MURRAY LION'S CLUB MEMORIAL CITIZENSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIP

This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to any higher education institution in Utah and is to be given to a member of the graduating classes each year beginning May 1947. The student must attend and show proof of enrollment in college in order to receive this award. Financial need is a priority for consideration and this award will be based on academics, community and school service. Student must have been a part of a service organization in high school and/or participated in community service throughout high school. All service hours will be checked/verified.

APPLICATION BELOW MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY DEADLINE.

SNOW COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

This $500 scholarship is available for students who have applied for and been accepted to attend Snow College. The student must enroll and register before Snow College will distribute the funds. Scholarship is for students who may not have other scholarships and is open for any potential Snow College student. Monies are reimbursed through Snow College.

APPLICATION BELOW MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY DEADLINE.

CLOVE AWARD

Academic and Service based Scholarship. 3.00 GPA minimum will be required for application. Student must have been a part of a service organization in high school and/or participated in community service throughout high school. All service hours will be checked/verified.

Two $350 awards will be presented to student(s) to apply toward tuition of his/her college of choice. Preference will be given to students who do NOT have other scholarships coming to them.

Payment will be made to the student from Murray High School when the student shows proof of enrollment in a post high school institution.

APPLICATION BELOW MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY DEADLINE.

WILLIAM F. ROBINSON MEMORIAL AWARD

This $2500 award was established by Herb & Jackie Trujillo in honor of William F. Robinson, a former music teacher at Murray High School. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding achievement in the areas of choral or instrumental music.

Preference will be given to a student who meets the following criteria:

1. Student must have participated in the Murray High School’s choral programs, or instrumental music programs.

2. Student of a Hispanic descent and financial need is a priority.

Payment will be made to the student from Murray High School when the student shows proof of enrollment in a post high school institution.

APPLICATION BELOW MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY DEADLINE.

SPARTAN STRONG SCHOLARSHIP

Two $1000 awards will be presented by the Spartan Strong Association. The students chosen to receive this scholarship must meet at least one of the following requirements:

1. The student must have been recognized by Spartan Strong Association with a quarterly award at some point during their three years at MHS.

2. The student may have been honored as an MVP during their three years in high school.

3. The student should demonstrate a high academic standard or show significant academic improvement during their three years at MHS.

4. Financial need is a priority.

Payment will be made to the student from Murray High School when the student shows evidence that they are enrolled in a post high school instution.

APPLICATION BELOW MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY DEADLINE.

MHS PTSA SCHOLARSHIP

Two $1000 awards will be presented by the PTA. The students chosen to receive this scholarship must turn in the following:

1. Application

2. Transcript

3. Two letters of recommendation: One written by a teacher and one written by an associate through church, community service or work. (cannot be a relative) 

NOTE: If applicant has already received $2000 in money or tuition, students are not eligible for this award and application will not be considered.

APPLICATION BELOW MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY DEADLINE.

MURRAY CITY MAYOR’S SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

The Mayor’s two $1000.00 scholarship awards will be awarded to TWO Murray High graduates (one female and one male student) who meet the following criteria:

1. Applicants must be a resident of Murray City to be eligible to apply for this scholarship.

2. This award is intended to assist a student that lives in our community and has shown responsibility, a strong work ethic, commitment, and adaptability throughout high school.

3. Applicants must have at least a minimum GPA of 2.8 or higher to apply for this award and demonstrate their interest in learning and gaining more knowledge through attending a post-secondary educational institution.

4. Special consideration will be given to students who DO NOT have other scholarship monies coming to them.

APPLICATION BELOW MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY DEADLINE.

DESERVING SPARTAN SCHOLAR AWARD

This $2000 award is open to an outstanding student who has worked diligently, has been committed to achieve their personal best while attending Murray High School and who demonstrates exception drive and resiliency. Students who have been offered other scholarship monies from a college/university will NOT be considered. This award is designed to help a student who may not have the financial resources to attend a post-secondary institution and financial need is a priority to attend college after high school. Minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher to apply.

APPLICATION BELOW MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY DEADLINE.

THE “M” SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

The “M” Scholarship will be awarded to a Murray High graduate who demonstrates exceptional drive and resilience. This $1000 award is designed to assist a student who may not have all of the financial resources to attend an institution of higher learning. Special consideration will be given to first-generation scholars.

APPLICATION BELOW MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY DEADLINE.

THE WILLIAM V. DeNIRO FAMILY FOUNDATION AWARD

Four $5000 awards will be given to Four worthy graduating seniors who:

1. Has demonstrated significant perseverance in overcoming challenges.

2. Demonstrates that financial need is a priority in order to pursue further education at an institution of higher learning or advanced skills and training at a technical school.

Payment will be made when the student shows evidence of enrollment in a post-secondary institution or acceptable technical training program.

APPLICATION BELOW MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY DEADLINE.

JOHN R. WHARTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This $300 scholarship will be awarded to a Murray High School graduate who plans on pursuing a degree in education: either elementary, secondary or special education. Students planning to apply for this scholarship must show proof of enrollment in a post-secondary institution and must have declared Education as their major. This award is to help a student who may need extra resources to help pay for their education.

The criteria to apply for this scholarship are as follows:

1. Student must be accepted to a college/university which offers education degrees

2. Have at least a 3.0 G.P.A.

3. Be on track to graduate

APPLICATION BELOW MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY DEADLINE.

LIBERTY ELEMENTARY: WE BELIEVE IN YOU SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

This $1000 award is open to any student who spent some or all of their years at Liberty Elementary School. There is no GPA requirement to apply for this award. Applicants are required to fill out a separate application.

Payment will be made when student shows evidence of enrollment in a post-secondary institution.

Do not apply for this scholarship unless you ATTENDED Liberty Elementary. You will not be considered for this scholarship or allowed to apply if you DID NOT attend there.

APPLICATION BELOW MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY DEADLINE.

MURRAY YOUTH CITY COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP (MYCC)

This scholarship award has been established through Murray City and will go to a deserving student(s) that meets the following criteria below. Special consideration will go to students who are committed to service and have spent time, while in high school in service organizations or community based projects. Please do not apply for this scholarship if you have been offered awards from higher education institutions or programs.

Eligibility:

1. Minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher

2. Students will NOT be considered if other scholarships have been offered or received from a college/university.

3. Scholarship is based on commitment to community or a community project(s) that student is passionate about.

4. Murray Youth City Council (MYCC) membership is appreciated but not required to apply for this scholarship

5. Please attach a current transcript.

APPLICATION BELOW MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY DEADLINE.

MURRAY HIGH ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

We feel the pride of being a Spartan and want to help out those who are moving on and pursuing their dreams. This is a $500 scholarship and is open for any graduating senior to apply. Preference may be given to first generation college students those with financial need, but is not exclusively limited to this requirement. We are Murray and we are proud to help support graduating seniors. Go Spartans!

Scholarship money will be sent to the school where the student has enrolled during the first semester that they attend.

APPLICATION BELOW MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED ONLINE BY DEADLINE.

MISS MURRAY 2020 SARAH NELSON STEM SCHOLARSHIP

This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding female student who exhibits an interest in a STEM based education on a college level. She must have taken 4 years of STEM based high school classes with at least one being an AP/SLCC class and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. This scholarship will be awarded based on STEM excellence in high school as well as a strong desire to further develop skills through university-level studies. This is open to all female students who meet the criteria.

Scholarship money will be sent to the school where the student has enrolled during the first semester that they attend.

Donations for this scholarship provided by: Utah Orthopedic Specialist, Murray City Power, and Wasatch Gentle Dental.

APPLICATION BELOW MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED ONLINE BY DEADLINE.

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