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Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund

  • Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund
  • 309 W Washington St
    Suite 1250
  • Chicago, IL 60606
  • Lindsay Buntman Kafitz
  • Director of College Counseling

Program Description

The mission of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund is to give high school tuition assistance and educational support to Chicago students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. DMSF seeks to make a life-altering difference in the lives of its scholars by providing them with the best opportunity to succeed in high school and college.

Application to Daniel Murphy is made in the eighth grade year. We have an extensive application and interview process.

Scholars are chosen on leadership and potential.

Programing includes:

  • Pre high school language program called LEAP and Ideal Student Workshop.
  • Scholars are assigned mentors.
  • Extensive College Counseling starting freshmen year.
  • Tutoring
  • Summer Opportunities

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • Hispanic/Latino: 45%
  • Other: 10%
  • African American: 45%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 348
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 75
  • Non-traditional: 0

First-Generation

  • More than 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Amherst College
  • Barnard College
  • Boston College
  • Bowdoin College
  • Carleton College
  • Colgate University
  • Colorado College
  • Davidson College
  • DePauw University
  • Georgetown University
  • Haverford College
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Marquette University
  • Northwestern University
  • Oberlin College
  • Princeton University
  • Stanford University
  • Swarthmore College
  • United States Naval Academy
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Washington University in St Louis
  • Wellesley College
  • Wesleyan University
  • Williams College

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 95%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 98%