Future Leaders Scholarship Supports East Side Students

Established in 2019, The Future Leaders Scholarship Program at Hill-Murray High School identifies and develops 80 East Side youth who have demonstrated the potential to be future leaders.

Established in 2019 at Hill-Murray High School, The Future Leaders Scholarship Program identifies and develops East Side youth who have demonstrated the potential to be future leaders. The program supports scholars as a cohort centered around the four pillars of leadership articulated by Chuck Runyon in “Love Work”: People, Purpose, Performance and Play. Cohorts regularly spend time together learning, growing and building lasting relationships.

Scholars must be committed to caring for others, living with purpose by giving back to their community, demonstrate a desire to perform at a high academic level and a love for life, adventure and play. The award is based on the family’s economic need, the demonstration of their commitment to their gifts, and honestly striving to reach their academic potential. The scholarship is awarded to 20 incoming 9th grade Hill-Murray students annually, and is provided to the student for four years as long as they remain enrolled at Hill-Murray.

Rooted Philanthropic provides a $5,000 tuition scholarship for each student per year, matched by Hill-Murray Foundation to make a total scholarship of up to $10,000 per student. The remaining balance of tuition is the responsibility of the scholar and their family. An Opportunity Fund provides additional assistance on an as-needed basis to help students with such things as uniforms, participation fees and transportation.

Rooted Philanthropic provides $400,000 per year to support 80 scholars in grades 9-12.

“The Future Leader program paves the way for true student leadership at Hill-Murray, thus, a brighter future for our school, community, and, honestly, for society as a whole. Our world today needs the student leaders from the Runyon Family Foundation Future Leaders Program now more than ever.”    Melissa Dan, President Hill-Murray

Photos courtesy of Hill-Murray Foundation