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Fund For Molloy - Murphy Scholars



Support to the Fund For Molloy gives our school the opportunity to educate tomorrow’s leaders and problem solvers. Stanners know that gifts to the Fund help Molloy remain innovative in how we support our educators, students, and Marist mission.

On #GivingTuesday (November 2021), we shared with you the stories of our Murphy Scholar recipients. We highlighted to you the impact of gifts to the Fund for Molloy, which provides resources to our summer experiential program – The Murphy Scholars. Reflecting upon the impact of the program, here are the Murphy Scholars once again as they share the impact of this innovative experience:

“Through the Murphy Scholars program and grant, I was able to take a college class in women’s public health at Borough of Manhattan Community College. I learned alongside college students about women’s health, inequities in the healthcare system, and how I could make a difference through policymaking. What I loved most of all was how much I was challenged and how much I was able to grow as a student. The overall experience reinforced my plan to study government in college, attend law school, and work in public service as an advocate for those overlooked in systems such as healthcare. I will be attending Harvard University in the fall where my concentration will be Government with a focus on public policy. Thanks to the Murphy Scholars grant, thanks to your endless and consistent support – you! – our benefactors, I am ecstatic to know I will be walking onto campus having already gained useful tools and skills through a college class environment.” – Keren Elmore ’22

“I attended the Pre-Med Biology Pre-College Program at Stevens Institute of Technology. I conducted virtual lab experiments and spoke with current Steven’s students about their college experiences. I learned about biomedical research and how to get involved in undergraduate research. My favorite part of the program was watching a live surgery virtually and speaking with the surgeon afterward, asking him questions about his career. In the fall I will be attending Cornell University and I intend on studying Human Biology, Health, and Society on a pre-med track. Having the opportunity to participate in the Stevens pre-college program further inspired me to pursue medicine and study biology in my undergraduate years. Before the program, I feared that it would be too difficult to become a physician, but getting to speak to and gain advice from current pre-med students assuaged my uncertainties. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in the program last summer.” – Victoria Vlachos ’22

“As a Murphy Scholar I attended the summer immersion program at Wake Forest for Finance and Investment. The program introduced me to the principals of financial analysis, company and stock price evaluation. This program taught me how to use strategies to make the best educated decisions when trading. It was also very interesting to gain a deeper understanding of the variety of careers that are in the financial markets. I am excited to be attending Fordham University Gabelli School of Business this fall.“ – Joe McGowan ’22

As the school year comes to a close, it still is not too late to make your annual gift to Molloy through the Fund. We thank you for your continued support and wish you a safe and restful Summer!