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    The Gertrude Murphy Endowed Scholarship

    Gertrude Murphy

    The Gertrude Murphy Endowed Scholarship was established in 2013 to aid students pursuing the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in the Leon Hess Business School. This scholarship honors the commitment, dedication, and service exhibited by "Gert" since she arrived at Monmouth University in 1982. Gertrude served as the assistant to the Dean in the business school and the administrative coordinator of the MBA program until her recent retirement.

    Amount and Terms of Scholarship

    The funds available to be awarded each year to the scholarship recipient(s) shall be determined by the revenue generated and shall be subject to the Monmouth University Board of Trustees' spending policy. The scholarship may be applied toward payment of tuition and/or support for books, fees, and other educational expenses.


    Additional contributions to the scholarship fund may be made. Funds for this scholarship shall be administered in accordance with the University's scholarship policy.

    Progress and Goal

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    Making a Contribution

    To contribute to the Gertrude Murphy Endowed Scholarship, please fill out our online form or contact Lucille Flynn, associate vice president of University Advancement, at 732-571-3502 or

    Criteria and Selection

    Selection of recipient(s) will be made by the Monmouth University Financial Aid Office based on the following criteria:

    • The recipient will be enrolled as an MBA student who has successfully completed the first six credits of the MBA program with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
    • The recipient should demonstrate financial need.
    • The recipient must maintain a grade point average of 3.0.

    Recipients may be full- or part-time students. The scholarship is renewable as long as the above criteria continue to be met.

    About Gertrude Murphy


    "I love the job. I love working with my MBA students!"

    Gertrude "Gert" Murphy was born in Jersey City and has lived in Middletown for the past 40 years. She has six children of her own but hundreds of Monmouth children.

    Gert has blessed Monmouth University with her presence for 30 years. In 1982, she began working for Admission. After one year, she changed jobs at Monmouth to become the administrative coordinator for the MBA program.

    Gertrude Murphy Endowed Scholarship


    Ms. Jean Judge, Chair


    Ms. Ella "Beth" Boyington

    Ms. Lucille Flynn

    Assemblywoman Amy Handlin

    Dr. Noah Hart

    Ms. Janeth Merkle

    Ms. Gina McGeever

    Donald Moliver, PhD, CRE, MAI
    Dean, Leon Hess Business School
    Pozycki Professor of Real Estate

    Phone: 732-571-3423
    Fax: 732-263-5105