Patrick Sean Murphy, a member of the Class of 1987, was one of the UVA alumni killed in the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center. His family and friends have established a memorial scholarship to honor his life and the special affection he had for The University.
The Patrick Sean Murphy 9/11 Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a rising 3rd or 4th year student who embodies the values and ideals that Patrick demonstrated during his time at the University. Selection will be based upon a variety of criteria, including academic achievement and contribution to the quality of student life on the Grounds, as well as the qualities of leadership and citizenship envisioned by the University’s founder, Thomas Jefferson. All applications will be considered with some preference given to applicants who are relatives of victims of the 9/11 tragedy. A good jump shot wouldn’t hurt either. The scholarship will be for $8,000 for the 2020–21 academic year.