Posted: March 26, 2019
The Eileen Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 by the Northumberland Salmon Protection Association (N.S.P.A.). An avid fly-tier and fisherperson, Eileen was a faithful supporter of the Miramichi River and its people. On many occasions she donated her hand-made framed flies to various groups in order to raise funds for the protection and conservation of the Atlantic salmon. Eileen was a Miramichier in every sense of the word and, wherever she travelled, she never forgot her roots and nor her connection to the river.
The N.S.P.A. awards one $500.00 scholarship annually, in June, to a Grade 12 student living on the Miramichi Watershed Drainage. Applicants for this scholarship will be considered based upon the following criteria:
-Must be furthering their education at a recognized post-secondary institution (a University, Community College or Technical Program)
-Must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the Miramichi River, either through volunteer, extra-curricular or community-based activities.
-A supporting 250-500 word essay discussing the topic “Why is it important to preserve the Miramichi Watershed Drainage?”
A letter will be sent to notify both the successful applicant and the applicant’s school Principal. All applications must be submitted to the address below and will be reviewed by a committee of N.S.P.A. Board members. Deadline for applications is Friday, May 24th, 2019.