Murph’s Gift of Music 2020 Scholarship Application Process

I know many of you have questions regarding the music scholarship application process in light of the current situation that is affecting all areas of our lives right now.
We understand there will be some challenges in maintaining our standard guidelines, so at this point, we are making the following modifications to the process:

– The application deadline is extended to May 31. If for some reason you are not able to submit by that date, please contact me with an anticipated receipt date.

– We will allow applications to be sent electronically via email to

– After receipt and review of the applications, you will be contacted about what steps will be taken afterwards.

We all feel very strongly about continuing with the awards this year, if at all possible. However, we want to say at this point, that final awards will be dependent on whether it is deemed feasible based on current conditions at the time.

Please contact Mary Ann Murphy at if you have any questions. Stay well.

Michael J. Murphy Music Scholarship Fund
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The Michael J. Murphy Scholarship Fund was created in 2009 in memory of Michael (Murph) Murphy, who was taken from us too soon at the age of 31. Our mission is to provide music related lessons and instruments to children from families that do not have the financial means to provide this opportunity.

In the last ten years, through the generosity of our supporters, we have awarded over 300 scholarships. Some have chosen to play instruments, others to sing or dance.

Murph’s passion was music. We have been very fortunate to be able to carry on his legacy and make a difference in a life by giving the Gift of Music to those that share that same passion. We ask that you join us by providing whatever support you can to make that a reality.




Monetary donations can be sent either directly to the bank or via a secure connection through PayPal. Checks should be made payable to the Michael J. Murphy Music Scholarship Fund.

Michael J. Murphy Music Scholarship Fund
120 S LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60603

Please click the PayPal logo below to make a donation via credit card or through PayPal.


As part of our program to provide the Gift of Music, we will be accepting musical instrument donations. All Scholarship awards that are given for music lessons will also include a musical instrument that will be retained by the awardee upon the successful completion of the program.

The Michael J. Murphy Music Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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