Murphy earns scholarship

Published 10:19 am Thursday, July 5, 2018

Andrew Murphy, of Prospect, recently received a scholarship for $1,000 through the High Bridge Strutters Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Foundation in Farmville.

NWTF scholarships are set up to benefit youth with a commitment to conservation and preserving the hunting tradition, and recipients may pursue any type of degree they wish.

This year, the NWTF will make about $500,000 in educational funds available through more than 800 scholarships to graduating seniors in the U.S. To date, the NWTF has awarded more than $4 million through the scholarship program.

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Applicants for the scholarship must be licensed hunters to be eligible. They are judged on their scholastic achievements, leadership abilities, community involvement and demonstrated commitment to conservation.

The winners of the local chapter scholarship are then eligible for the $1,000 state award and finally, state winners are eligible for the NWTF’s $10,000 national scholarship.

“The NWTF is proud to provide scholarships for students who have proven their dedication to conservation and acted as leaders in their schools and communities,” said NWTF CEO George Thornton. “Andrew Murphy is sure to serve the NWTF and his generation as an excellent spokesman for our sport in the academic field he pursues.”