MISD Foundation for Excellence
Eli M. and Sally L. Alexander Scholarship Fund - 2012

The Eli and Sally Alexander family has always had strong ties to both Murray State University and Murray High School and places a high value on education. Eli and their 3 sons Eli M. Jr., Jon M., and Stuart B, all graduated from Murray High School and Murray State University. Eli served the Murray Schools for 32 years as a teacher, coach, Principal and Assistant Superintendent; Sally was elected to the Murray Independent School District Board of Education where she served for twelve years; and Stuart has served on the Board since 2000. The Alexander family has created this scholarship to assist others in obtaining an education and preparing for a career.

Eli M. and Sally L. Alexander Scholarship Fund was established to provide long term funding for Eli M. and Sally L. Alexander Scholarship. The scholarship shall be awarded to a Murray High School senior who has demonstrated integrity and good citizenship and a preference shall be given to students who have made the greatest contribution to the quality of life at Murray High School through their classroom and extracurricular leadership. Community activities and financial need may also be considered.
Recipient(s) shall have been enrolled at Murray High School for four consecutive years (freshman to senior); have been active in any sport at Murray High School; and must have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Selection process
Awards shall be determined by a committee consisting of the Murray Independent School District Scholarship Committee and members of the Alexander family, and the Chair of the Endowments Committee of the MISD FFE. Final approval of the award selection(s) shall be made by the Alexander family, or representative(s) as long as they are willing and able. The amount of the award will be at least $1000. 

Management and amount
The underlying endowment for this scholarship has been placed with the Murray State University Foundation which shall serve as administrator of that fund. Each year, by January 31st, the Murray State University Foundation will release the spendable earnings from the endowment to the MISD Foundation for Excellence which will administer the awards. In accordance with MISD FFE policy the awards will be sent to the school that the student intends to attend and will be made over two semesters.

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