The Jenn Murphy Scholarship Foundation is very much welcoming donations through
GoFund Me: https://gofund.me/7ae1c8abBRATTLEBORO, VERMONT 1991
In her freshman year of high school, Jennifer Murphy joined the Brattleboro Union High School Cross Country track team. Her first race she place a surprising 6th place. She went on to have a tremendous season. After finishing 12th in the state meet, she qualified for Southern Vermont League.
"We're being realistic for Jenn," said Coach Dimick. "She's a low seed and she's only a freshman. "She's just running for the experience." On Saturday, November 9th, 1991, she ran... And she won.
It was her 15th birthday. Jenn qualified to run in the New Englands.
"Brattleboro's lone runner, freshman Jenn Murphy, ran a fine race."
"I felt pretty good," Murphy said, "At the start there were so many people, it seem like I was in last place. But I felt my pace was pretty good and I caught a lot of people at the end on the down hills."
Jenn finished 106th out of 200 in New England.
"The leader's not [coming] back and under tragic circumstances. Everything we do reminds us... of that she accomplished... and we don't want to forget what she did." -- Coach Dimick
The Jenn Murphy Scholarship was created in her name to assist and inspire the generations to come.
After 30 years, we continue to ask for your help, to help secure the scholarships' longevity. If you are able to donate, anything helps! Or please SHARE!
GoFundMe Link for 'Jenn Murphy Scholarship: https://gofund.me/7ae1c8ab
Photos: Courtesy of The Jenn Murphy Scholarship Foundation & the Brattleboro Reformer in Brattleboro, Vermont
Video: Courtesy of The Jenn Murphy Scholarship Foundation
Written & Edited by: Emily Petit
This year, in 2022, The Jenn Murphy Scholarship is offering three scholarships to talented Brattleboro Union High School seniors.
Two $1,000 scholarships and one $10,000 scholarship!
Good luck Brattleboro Union High School seniors!
Deadline to apply: May 1, 2022
For more information on the Foundation, please visit:
[Clippings in the video from the 'Brattleboro Reformer' newspaper]