The Murphy and Iracks Scholarship

Scholarship Description

The Murphy and Iracks-Edelin Scholarship will provide educational assistance for a graduating senior enrolling in an accredited undergraduate program in the fall. The recipient of this scholarship is selected based on the applicant's demonstrated academic achievement, community service involvement, verbal communication skills, and resume proficiency. The scholarship will provide college readiness, mentoring, as well as scholarship financial aid to a low-income youth in the District of Columbia.


To enable an under-resourced student with the financial resources in order to receive a well-rounded education.

About Us

Kirk Murphy is a member of Friendship Collegiate Academy’s class of 2013. Coming from an at-risk background, it is only through hard work and dedication that Kirk has been able to find success at a top-tier liberal arts college. A recent graduate of Sewanee - The University of the South, Kirk has evolved from an introverted high school student into a high-achieving college student who has performed and spoken in front of audiences of 1000+ guests. He plans to bring his dedication and strong communication skills, as well as the ability to work in teams engrained in him as a student-athlete, to encourage the next generation to grasp every opportunity placed before them.

Brandon Iracks-Edelin a member of Friendship Collegiate Academy’s class of 2014, was awarded the Posse scholarship, a full-tuition leadership merit scholarship to Sewanee: The University of the South. In high school, Brandon did enough just to get to get by, but in college, he strived for excellence academically, socially, and professionally. He has served in multiple leadership roles as president of the African American Alliance, Residential Assistant,  Co-Director of Multicultural Recruitment in the Admissions office, and Student Government President. Furthermore, academics Brandon’s primary goal is to empower students and build bridges for his peers to have better opportunities than he had when he arrived on campus. He is highly enthused to work with youth through multiple facets to help cultivate the skills he developed throughout his time in college.

Eligibility and Requirements

-Must be a senior at Friendship Collegiate Academy 
-Must be actively working to prepare academically for admission to a four-year college, demonstrating academic potential through commitment to classroom work and assignments.
-Must at least have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 
-Must plan to attend an eligible public or independent college or university
-Must plan to obtain a Bachelor's Degree

Application Process 

*Application Deadline: February 1, 2018*

Round 1 (February)
Application Screening 

Round 2 (March)
Webcam Interview

Round 3 (April)
Presentation Video
  • Mel Vaugh  
    • $20 
    • 55 mos
  • Lauren Newman 
    • $20 
    • 59 mos
  • Kim and Jeff Heitzenrater 
    • $50 
    • 59 mos
  • Juliana Schwartz 
    • $25 
    • 62 mos
  • Victoria Schnaufer  
    • $200 
    • 62 mos
See all


Kirk Murphy 
Washington D.C., DC

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