Doris C. Murphy Endowed Scholarship In Equine Science


From Wednesday, February 19 – Monday, May 5, 2014, the Equine Science Center will be accepting applications for the Doris C. Murphy Scholarship. Please see the application and scholarship details below.

Application Form

Rutgers Equine Science Center and the Department of Animal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, are pleased to announce the availability of financial assistance to undergraduate women who are New Jersey residents majoring in Animal Sciences with a minor in Equine Science. Scholarships will be awarded annually to full-time undergraduate Rutgers University students (including at least one incoming student).

Criteria include New Jersey residency, acceptance or current enrollment at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, academic merit, financial need, and demonstrated interest in equine science. Scholarships may be renewed annually with the approval of the scholarship selection committee.

The Doris C. Murphy Endowed Scholarship in Equine Science was created to honor the memory of a woman who loved animals. Ms. Murphy was born in Jersey City, moved to Dumont, and worked for the Ford Motor Company in Newark. She and her husband had no children, and shortly before her death in 1998, she contacted her financial advisor, Kate Sweeney of Smith Barney’s downtown New Brunswick office, and expressed her desire to support animal studies. Ms. Sweeney, a Cook College alumna, suggested the equine science program as an appropriate beneficiary, and as Ms. Murphy was also very supportive of women’s education, the endowed scholarship is offered to women students majoring in Animal Sciences with an equine science interest. Thus, the scholarship reflects Doris C. Murphy’s love of animals and her deep interest in encouraging young women to complete their academic studies.

Application Form

Completed applications should be mailed to:

Tiffany Cody

Equine Science Center

Administrative Services Building II

57 U.S. Highway 1

New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8554



Applications for the scholarship for academic year 2014 – 2015 are due by Monday, May 5, 2014. Applications are not accepted by fax or email. Incomplete applications and materials sent separate from applications will be returned.

Additional Scholarships

Two new scholarships are available to assist young people pursuing agricultural education.

The New Jersey Equine Advisory Board has announced a new $1,000 scholarship available to 4-H or Future Farmers of America members. The first Sara Dubinin Scholarship, in memory of Sara Dubinin, who loved horses, will be presented at the annual New Jersey Bred Equine Breeder Awards Dinner on mid-January.

New Jersey residents who are entering their senior year in high school in the fall and are planning a career in agriculture or science may apply for the New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award. One person will be selected for the $500 scholarship, sponsored by former New Jersey Equestrian of the Year Amy Butewicz.

For submission guidelines, deadlines, and additional information, contact Debra Moscatiello at (609) 984-4389 or