Jim Murray Memorial Foundation $5,000 Scholarship Opportunity, Deadline is April 14

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
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Christina Bolio

The Jim Murray Memorial Foundation (JMMF) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, established in 1999 to perpetuate the Jim Murray legacy, and his love for and dedication to his extraordinary career in journalism. The JMMF mission is to award five (5) $5,000 scholarships annually to print journalism students through a nationwide essay competition.
The Jim Murray Memorial Foundation presents its annual essay competition for a $5,000
scholarship to be awarded to a Trinity College student who meets the following guidelines:
~The Trinity College student must be a Connecticut resident.
~An applicant must be a sophomore intending to declare an English major or a junior who
has declared the English major and will graduate in spring of 2015 (or 2016).
~An applicant must have at least a “B” (3.0) grade point average and be enrolled full-time.
~An applicant must show integrity of character, interest in and respect for his/her fellow
humans, and the energy to use his/her writing talents to the fullest extent.
If you are interested, please contact Margaret Grasso in the English Department, ext. 2455
or via email – margaret.grasso@trincoll.edu. Trinity College-Hartford is Jim Murray’s alma mater.
The English Department at Trinity College will review essays and declare a finalist to be named a Murray Scholar. All submissions must be delivered to Margaret Grasso no later than Monday, April 14, 2014.
Essay Format Guidelines:
A. Essay Format:
1. No more than 1000 words, but no less than 750 words.
2. Must be prepared with a one-inch (1”) margin, 12-point font, double-spaced.
3. Applicant’s first and last name and word count in the upper right corner of each page
4. Multiple pages must be numbered bottom-center.
Write a column that tells the story of an event, incident or person who figures prominently in the sports history of your university. It could be a memorable game, or coach, or player, or even an artifact that has become an indelible part of the story of your college (or maybe town).
The Jim Murray Memorial Foundation will issue a $5,000 scholarship check to Trinity College to be used for the scholarship recipient's 2014-2015 academic needs.

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