MISD Foundation for Excellence
The Bob and Gayle Rogers Scholarship Fund - 2017


The fund has been established by employees and friends of the MISD to honor Bob and Gayle Rogers for their many years of distinguished service as educators.


The fund will be used to provide a scholarship to be awarded each year to a graduating MHS senior who plans to attend Murray State University and prepare for a career in public school education. Half the award will be made available upon enrollment at MSU and half upon enrollment in the teacher education program.

Selection process for the award

Graduating students whose career plans fulfill the purpose shall submit a completed application to the foundation. Applicants must provide evidence of a GPA of 3.0 or better, significant participation in at least one extra-curricular activity, and service within the schools or community. Applicants must include a personal statement explaining their choice of career and ways in which the scholarship will benefit them. They also must provide the names of two teachers who have agreed to write letters discussing how well the applicant fulfills the purpose and criteria for the award.

Recipients of the scholarship will be chosen by a committee consisting of the Career Guidance Counselor, a member of the Board of Education, Mr. or Mrs. Rogers or their representative, a Murray High teacher of either math or English, and a member of the foundation’s Endowments Committee. Download Application

Management and amount

The fund is managed by the MISD Foundation for Excellence, and contributions are welcome. All contributions will constitute the principal of the endowment, which shall never be invaded. The principal will be invested in order to generate income. The annual amount of the scholarship will be determined by the foundation’s Endowments Committee, based on an average of earnings in the account. An annual award of $1000 will be provided by Mr. and Mrs. Rogers until the fund is fully endowed.

Contact Persons

Bob and Gayle Rogers
1313 Olive Street
Murray, Ky. 42071

Ann Samons
713 Main Street
Murray, Ky. 42071

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