Dominic Murray attended Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School from 2005 – 2009. On October 5, 2009 three months after high school graduation, Dominic suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while playing basketball at Farmingdale State College. He was only 17. When Dominic’s SCA happened no one knew what to do. His signs went unrecognized by all around him. No one performed CPR right away. No one immediately retrieved the AED to deliver that life saving shock. 7,000 to 10,000 young people die from sudden cardiac arrest every year. This amounts to at least 24 young deaths per day, or one per hour. After Dominic’s tragic death, his mother Melinda started a grassroots campaign to raise awareness to prevent another loss of a child to such a preventable tragedy. The Dominic A. Murray 21 Memorial Foundation (DomHeart21) is saving lives. Dominic’s foundation provides heart screenings for early detection, CPR-AED training and life saving AED equipment. The Dominic Murray Memorial Scholarship honors Dominic’s character as a student, athlete and a compassionate human being. Dominic is forever a McClancy Crusader.
The $2,100 Dominic Murray Scholarship will be awarded to a student-athlete participating in a McClancy sports program with a minimum 85 GPA. Selections are made based on a video project, academic achievement, community service, two letters of recommendation and interview. * Letters of recommendation must be on official letterhead (1 must be from a McClancy teacher, 1 must be from an organization where the student performed community service.)
Complete applications must be submitted by June 26th, 2020 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org in the subject line list Dominic A. Murray 21 Memorial Foundation Scholarship Committee.