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Elizabeth Murphy Scholarship

Dean of women for close to two decades, Elizabeth Murphy served as dorm mother, adviser, confidante, and disciplinarian to hundreds of young women. Mostly she served as friend. Murphy was so popular, in fact, that a delegation of honor students approached former President Everett Derryberry asking that a dormitory be named in her honor. Murphy Hall was dedicated in the fall of 1971.

Other students and graduates launched a scholarship endowment in her name when Murphy retired from the university. Over the years, the endowment has steadily grown, thanks to contributions from family and friends. The fund, known as the Elizabeth S. Murphy Scholarship Endowment, will support scholarships for women students who show financial need and academic achievement. I have many happy memories of Tennessee Tech, Murphy said. The students have always meant so much to me. It's my hope that the award will help future generations of them achieve their goals.
Scholarships associated with Elizabeth Murphy Scholarship
  • Elizabeth Murphy Endowed Scholarship