Former and current Delaware journalists have inaugurated the Molly Murray Scholarship Fund in memory of the respected longtime reporter. Murray, who died on July 17 of complications from pancreatitis, worked for nearly 40 years as reporter at The News Journal, covering the environment and everyday life in southern Delaware. She is widely remembered for her passion for the environment, her mastery of the storytellerâ€™s art and her ability to make deep connections with people from all walks of life.
The Molly Murray Scholarship Fund will support students in Kent or Sussex counties who want to pursue careers in journalism or environmental studies. Applicants must be curious researchers committed to digging deeply for the truth and leading a life of integrity and purpose. Fund administrators hope to provide a $1,000 cash scholarship annually. With enough donations, a permanent endowment will be created to ensure a lasting legacy.
The application process will run from September 1 through March 31. More details will be available on September 1.
Donations to the Molly Murray Memorial Scholarship can be sent to
The Greater Lewes Foundation
P.O. 110 Box
Lewes, DE 19958
or made at greaterlewesfoundation.org/murray.