Incoming freshman Justin Holder earns scholarship thanks to generous gift to Murray State University Foundation

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has selected Justin Holder as the first recipient of the David and Susan Beeny Business Scholarship. Holder is a graduate of Owensboro High School and the Owensboro Innovation Academy in Daviess County, Kentucky. He will start at Murray State in the fall and is majoring in computer science within the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business.

The David and Susan Beeny Scholarship has been established thanks to a generous gift made to the Murray State University Foundation. The scholarship will support high school graduates who are from states and counties that are eligible for in-state tuition at Murray State, with preference to graduates from Apollo High School in Daviess County. Applicants must carry a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and major in any area within the College of Business, including computer science. Financial need may also be considered, specifically supporting students who are not eligible for significant sources of aid from other sources. The scholarship is renewable up to four academic years.

Murray State University has selected Justin Holder as the first recipient of the David and Susan Beeny Business Scholarship.
Murray State University has selected Justin Holder as the first recipient of the David and Susan Beeny Business Scholarship.

David graduated from Apollo High School in Owensboro, Kentucky, and came to Murray State University in 1974 as one of the first Murray State University Presidential Scholars, a program established by then-president Dr. Constantine Curris. David graduated from Murray State in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in business, majoring in accounting and minoring in computer science.

“I’m very proud of the education I received at Murray State and will always be grateful to Dr. Constantine Curris and the Murray State administration for providing me with a scholarship that covered most of the costs of that education,” David said. “I’ve been blessed to be in a position now where I can pay that scholarship forward and provide a similar opportunity for another student. We are pleased to have Justin as the initial recipient of our scholarship award.”

“Scholarships are needed investments in support of our students and their families,” said Tina Bernot, executive director of development at Murray State. “Generous donors like David and Susan have really stepped up at a time when our students and their families need it most. This generosity will have a significant impact for a great number of current and future students.”

For more information about how you can make a difference and support scholarships at Murray State University, contact the Office of Development at 270-809-3001.

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