Application for Richard J. Murphy Scholarship
Richard J. Murphy embodied these traits as a teacher, an educator and an administrator during the 36 years he served the Wake County Public Schools. As the first principal of Leesville Road High School, which opened in 1993, his visionary leadership launched a top-notch school devoted to high standards for teachers and students, and dedicated to exemplary performance in all aspects of curricular and extra-curricular activities. His legacy continues to live on at Leesville Road High School. Richard Murphy passed away in March of 2011.
Family members, active and retired teachers, fellow administrators, former Leesville students and parents, and former staff members helped to establish an endowed scholarship in his honor. The scholarship will recognizes two Leesville Road High School seniors each year who embody the high expectations and commitment to visionary leadership, service, and lifelong learning that Richard Murphy epitomized and inspired others to achieve. Recipients of the Murphy Scholars Award will receive a $2,500 scholarship to use toward their college education. Interested seniors should read and complete the attached application. The LRHS Scholarship Committee along with members of the Murphy Scholarship Committee will determine the recipient of this scholarship. Minimum requirements are listed below:
The application process for the 2015 Murphy Scholarship recipients has ended. Please return in August 2015 for the beginning of the 2016 application process.Apply Now