MISD Foundation for Excellence
Clara Waldrop Griffin Humphrey Scholarship Fund - 2007


The Clara Waldrop Griffin Humphrey Scholarship was established in 2007 to recognize and honor the outstanding teaching accomplishments of Mrs. Clara Waldrop Griffin Humphrey in the Murray Independent School District (MISD). Mrs. Humphrey’s passion for teaching and dedication to her students earned her the distinction of being Kentucky's Teacher of the Year in 1975.


The scholarship fund shall award the Murray State University Young Author's Camp fee each year to up to two (2) MISD students from ages 8-12. The successful applicant will be one who demonstrates a passion for writing and a commitment to personal achievement. Need may also be considered. See the application form for further details.

Selection process for the award

The composition of the selection committee is specified in the "Declaration of Guidelines" on file with the MISD Foundation for Excellence. The application deadline for the following summer is March 15 and awards will be made by April 15. See the application form for further details.

Management and amount

The MISD Foundation shall administer all funds of the scholarship and shall invest all funds in a safe and prudent manner. At no time shall the principal of the fund (including additional contributions) be used for any purpose other than investment. A minimum of 40% of the investment return of the funds shall be reinvested each year in order that the fund shall continue to grow. Not more than 60% of the investment income shall be distributed each year to the purposes of the fund.

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