Murphy awarded 2013 Jeff Wattenmaker scholarshipTweet
The Far West Masters Scholarship Program has awarded Morganne Murphy the 2013 Jeff Wattenmaker $10,000 college scholarship.
Jeff Wattenmaker was an avid masters ski racer who supported the Far West Masters Scholarship Program and its ideals. Prior to his recent passing, he generously arranged to donate funds to expand the Masters Scholarship Program and to thereby make available funding for a university education to members of the program.
Murphy graduated from Forest Charter High School in Truckee, Calif., and will be attending Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire this fall. She has been sponsored by the Masters Scholarship Program for the past four years.
Murphy is an active, nationally ranked FIS alpine ski racer on the Squaw Valley Ski Team and competes internationally in skier cross as well. She sustained a season-ending knee injury last year and with hard work and persistence recovered to come back stronger than ever. Murphy is an outstanding student who graduated at the top of her class and has served on the board of directors for Far West Skiing as the athlete representative for the past two years.
The Jeff Wattenmaker scholarship is given out annually to a member of the Far West Masters Scholarship Program. Applications for 2013-14 will soon be available on the Far West Skiing website and on the Masters website. Applications are due September 15.