MISD Foundation for Excellence
The Dr. Arvin and Martha Crafton Scholarship Fund - Est. 2020

Declaration of Guidelines


The fund has been established through gifts from family and friends of the Craftons in recognition of their long-time support of MISD. Throughout their years in Murray, the Craftons supported the Murray schools through PTA, Band Boosters, Athletic Boosters, tutor program, many committees, and financial contributions. They have supported the community through leadership in the Murray Lions Club, the Murray Woman’s Club, and Murray First Methodist Church. The family wishes to perpetuate the legacy of support to the MISD and Murray State University with an endowed scholarship in their names.


The fund will be used to establish a $1000 scholarship to be awarded each year to a graduating MHS senior attending Murray State University.

Selection Process

Preference and consideration in selection will be based on character, academic achievement, athletic or musical achievement, and community and church involvement, with additional consideration toward financial need. No application will be required, but nominees may be asked to complete an essay about their school and community activities.

Anyone nominating a student for consideration should send a letter outlining the student’s qualifications to the MHS principal.

Recipients of the scholarship will be chosen by scholarship committees within the MISD Foundation for Excellence and a member of the Crafton family.


The fund is managed by the MISD Foundation for Excellence. Contributions by friends and family are welcome. Contributions to the fund will constitute the principal of an endowment. The scholarship will be funded by interest from the endowment. Initial and subsequent $1000 awards, until the endowment is adequately funded, will be awarded from the principal.

Contact Persons

Nathan Crafton
Pierce, Keller and Associates, CPA
504 Maple St.
Murray, KY 42071

Current Principal
Murray High School
1800 Sycamore St.
Murray, KY 42071

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