OU receives donation for new college of education scholarship
A $1 million donation to OU has created a scholarship for students studying special education in OU’s Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education.
The scholarship was created in memorial of Mary Murphy, a former college of education student, by her husband Walter Murphy, said Autumn McMahon, development associate for the college.
Mary Murphy was unable to finish her studies due to Walter Murphy’s graduate-student responsibilities, McMahon said. Now Walter Murphy is providing the scholarship for special education majors to finish their degree, McMahon said.
The scholarship will be an annual award, McMahon said. The application process commences around the beginning of February and the scholarships are awarded the following fall, McMahon said.
This scholarship will be awarded in fall 2014, after generating funds for a year, McMahon said.