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Cletus Murphy Memorial Scholarship in Education
|Occasion:||Awarded at other times throughout the year.|
|Process:||Award application flyer will be circulated by Faculty of Education each spring.|
|Description:||Awarded to a full time student entering Bachelor of Education Program who has demonstrated commitment to social justice issues through involvement across the UPEI campus or another university campus while completing an undergraduate degree, and/or in the broader community.|
|Background:||Peter "Cletus" Murphy (1918-2003) was born in Millvale, PE. He received his early education at Millvale School and later attended St. Dunstan's University where he graduated in 1945. Cletus enjoyed a 35-year teaching career in Prince Edward Island, first at Millvale School and then later at Prince of Wales College, St. Dunstan's University and Colonel Gray Senior High School. Throughout his life, Cletus contributed much to his church and community. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the National Executive of the Christian Family Movement, the Catholic Information Center and Lending Library, the Provincial Family Life Education Group, the Prince Edward Island Federation of Home and School Association, the Priorities and Budget Committee of the Diocesan Pastoral Council of the Diocese of Charlottetown, the Atlantic Sacred Heart, Governors of St. Dunstan's University, the Social Action Commission of the Diocese of Charlottetown, the Culture Crafts' Cooperative, the Social Concern Committee of the Commission on Ecumenism of the diocese of Charlottetown, and former sponsor and volunteer of the Save a Family Plan and the Red Cross blood donor program. Cletus was married to Edna (Sinnott) Murphy and they had five children; Clifford, Norma Jean, Rosemary, Ron and Gerard. His daughter Norma Jean Murphy, a summer resident of Prince Edward Island and Professor in the School of Nursing at Dalhousie University, has established this award in her father's memory and in recognition of all that he contributed to his community of Charlottetown.|