MURRAY, Ky. — Larry and Carol McClure have established annual scholarships at Murray State University to benefit undergraduate students from Graves and Muhlenberg counties in Kentucky.

The Larry and Carol (Vincent) McClure Endowed Scholarship has been established to award scholarships annually to two students from Graves County High School and two students from Muhlenberg County High School who are enrolling at Murray State as full-time undergraduate students. Each will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Preference will be given to students majoring in elementary education, secondary education, math, science or engineering.

“I grew up in Graves County and graduated from Symsonia High School and Carol graduated from
Bremen High School in Muhlenberg County,” Larry said. “Having had wonderful undergraduate and graduate experiences at Murray State, we want to help students from our home counties to attend Murray State and prepare themselves to become successful productive citizens.”

Larry and Carol had their first date in the basement of historic Pogue Library in 1962. Larry graduated from Murray State with a bachelor’s degree in industrial arts in 1963 before earning his master’s degree in education in 1965, while Carol graduated from the University with degrees in elementary education, including a bachelor’s degree in 1964 and a master’s degree in 1968. Over the course of their respective careers, both Larry and Carol have held a number of positions in the field of education both in Kentucky and in Florida. They currently reside in Greenville, Kentucky, following their respective retirements.

“Murray State is special to us because not only did we receive an excellent education, but it is where Larry and I met and began a life after graduation,” Carol said. “Many of our college classmates have become lifelong friends.”
The application for this and all Murray State scholarships can be found at For more information about the Larry and Carol (Vincent) McClure Endowed Scholarship, please contact Melanie Brooks in the Murray State University Office of Development at 270-809-3026.

Those interested in making a scholarship contribution to assist Murray State students can visit to make a secure gift online or call toll-free at 1-877-282-0033.

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