The Cristo Rey Network commends the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund for celebrating its 30th anniversary.
The Cristo Rey Network commends the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund for celebrating its 30th anniversary. The Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund was created to provide high school scholarship assistance and educational support to Chicago students. Two Cristo Rey alumni, Cesar Munoz and Daisy Saucedo, are Daniel Murphy scholars.
"The Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund was instrumental in the development of myself and my siblings," says Cesar Munoz, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School ('07). "We had the opportunity to learn executive function skills, attend amazing schools, and collaborate with the brightest students throughout the city."
Cesar is the first Cristo Rey graduate to become a principal of a Cristo Rey school. He is part of the founding team for Cristo Rey Miami, opening in summer 2020.
Executive Director, Jose Rodriguez, served as the Director of the Corporate Work Study Program at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago for several years prior to joining DMSF. In fact, while at Cristo Rey, Jose coached Cesar in baseball and Daisy in debate.
"Murphy Scholars produce extraordinary outcomes because they are given the task to succeed at the most selective high schools in Chicago and around the country" says Jose.
Milestones for the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund over the last three decades include:
- More than 3,000 scholarships have been awarded over the course of the last 30 years
- 100% of Murphy Scholars graduate high school
- 84% of Murphy Scholars who attend four-year colleges and universities have graduated or are on track to graduate, with a bachelor's degree
About the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund
The mission of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund is to give high school scholarship assistance and educational support to Chicago students from under-resourced neighborhoods. 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, igniting potential and enriching lives. The average annual income of a Murphy Scholar family of five is currently about $38,000. Half of the students come from single-parent households. For more information, please visit their website at www.dmsf.org.