Sheltia S. Murray Scholarship


Each year we are pleased to present the Sheltia S. Murray Scholarship to two local students who will attend school in the fall.


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Current and Past Recipients

2013: Olivia Sartain, Emily Heyduck, Joshua Howse, Adley Parriott and Brianna Booker

2012: Katherine Dye, Ndidi Enyinnia, Jasmine Hicks, Jacob Wilson and Andrea Craft

2011: Jade Figgins, Chelsie Bennett, Jessica Azor and Jessica Farr

2010: Tiffany Alley, Melissa Davis, Alexia Fortenberry and Meagan Ferrell

2009: Rachel Hart and Kaitlynn Drewry

2008: Tifani Thurman and Brandon Ladd

2007: Charles Simmons and Courtney Ellis


Sheltia Murray

About Sheltia S. Murray

Miss Sheltia Shafrnal Murray was born March 11, 1985 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee to the proud parents, Rodney and Brenda Malone Murray. Sheltia was a 2003 honors graduate of Oakland High School and the 2003 runner-up of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund of Rutherford County. She was a senior at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, studying to become a doctor from 2003 to 2006.


Sheltia was a very loving and affectionate person, taking the utmost pride in everything that she did. She was one who challenged herself and her peers on all levels. Sheltia had a caring, humble, and meek spirit, yet she also carried a "can-do" attitude, characteristics that are essential to a high school graduate entering college.


She professed a hope in Christ and united with the Cedar Grove Primitive Baptist Church at an early age. Sheltia was a member of the Mass Choir and the Youth Drill & Dance Team. Sheltia was a recipient of the "Youth of the Year" award at Cedar Grove Primitive Baptist Church, and for three consecutive years she received the top award for carrying the highest GPA of her peers.


The Sheltia S. Murray Scholarship Fund was created to assist graduating high school seniors promote their academic excellence. The proud parents of Sheltia S. Murray stated, "So many people supported and encouraged Sheltia throughout her collegiate career, and this scholarship is an opportunity to honor and celebrate her life legacy."


For more information about the Sheltia S. Murray Scholarship Fund, please contact us.


Sheltia S. Murray Scholarship Fund

P.O Box 10555

Murfreesboro, TN 37129


Contact: Dr. Erika Knox, (615) 828-5942