Community Foundation of New Jersey

James L. and Ruby L. Murray Memorial Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

January 2, 2017

The Community Foundation of New Jersey today announced that the James L. and Ruby L. Murray Memorial Scholarship is accepting applications for the Fall 2017 term.

The James L. and Ruby L. Murray Memorial Scholarship provides financial assistance to an exceptional student who is a pursuing a bachelor’s degree in History, Social Science or Political Science at any college or university in the United States.

Applicants must be a graduating senior student from one of the following four New Jersey high schools:  Trenton High School, Ewing High School, Cherry Hill High School West or East Orange High School.  The scholarship will be awarded based on merit.

The James L. and Ruby L. Murray Memorial Scholarship will provide one (1) scholarship to a graduating high school senior in the amount of $3,000, payable in four (4) consecutive annual installments of $750.

Only students who have already been accepted into an educational institution are eligible to apply. Students who have not yet been accepted to a college or university should not apply at this time.

The deadline for applications is May 12, 2017.

James L. and Ruby L. Murray instilled in their sons, Edward James and Scott Butler, the importance of education and community involvement. James returned from WWII to obtain a B.A. from Morgan State University and an M.A. from NYU. Ruby held an Associate’s Degree. In each of the New Jersey communities in which they resided during their lives – both being born in Trenton, NJ, and then living in East Orange, NJ and later Cherry Hill, NJ – they were significantly involved with the public schools and community organizations that served those communities. They were founding members of the Cherry Hill Minorities Civic Association, which itself provides annual scholarships to college bound Cherry Hill high school seniors. They always taught their sons that studying historical and current events would help prepare them for the many opportunities and experiences that lay ahead; and they were right.  Therefore, in their honor and loving memory, Edward and Scott seek to pass on that legacy through this scholarship in their parents’ name.

Any student wishing to obtain an application may do so at www.cfnj.org.  For more information or with questions, please contact Faith Krueger at the Community Foundation of New Jersey at 973-267-5533.