Sean Murphy Memorial Scholarship
This annual scholarship will be awarded to one male and one female student athlete, who has been accepted to a recognized college/university and is playing on the varsity team. Each Scholarship will be for the amount of $1,000.00. The scholarship will not be awarded if suitable candidates do not apply. E11even Management may award two scholarships to the same gender if there are no applications for the other gender and also may split a scholarship in equal portions ($500) if there are two comparable applicants for the same gender.
About Sean Murphy
Sean Murphy was a dedicated member of the soccer community who tragically lost his life, in a motor vehicle accident, on June 1st, 2001. He was 20 years old. He was a passionate and successful player; a National Champion at the Canada Games and Collegiate levels. In the 1999-2000 season, Sean was named Langara College’s MVP. The following year he transferred to Simon Fraser University.
While Sean was a talented central midfield player, he would be better described as a tough and fearless leader, who worked hard, didn’t quit and refused to lose. He lived his life on and off the field with passion, commitment, enjoyment, and fair play. He was without question the consummate teammate and developed deep and enduring friendships with teammates throughout his life.
As his brother, I founded the company in Sean's memory. He is a driving force behind E11even Management Inc. The “11” is a tribute the number which Sean wore throughout his playing career and if you look closely, there is a player between the “1’s” in the corporate logo. This serves as a daily reminder for those involved in the company to create opportunities for players to enjoy, explore, and create friendships, in addition to developing and advancing through the beautiful game.
Sean is deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his family; parents Alan and Barb, and siblings Kiera, Ryan, and Chris. His family will form part of the selection committee.
Only Canadian applicants who meet all the criteria will be eligible for consideration.
Applications to be received by May 31st annually
Applicants must be in their final year (grade 12) of high school and on track to graduate in the spring of their application
Applicants must complete the online form
The form will require:
An application letter on how the applicant is the “consummate teammate”
A reference letter from a soccer coach
A reference letter from a teacher or Councillor
Proof of enrollment in a Post Secondary institution (required before funds are released)
Proof of selection to a varsity soccer team (required before funds are released)
The scholarship is only eligible to first year student/athletes.
Selection Process and Timeline
After the application deadline of May 31st, the selection committee will review the applications and determine the winners. Scholarship winners will be notified, by email, by June 30th in the year of their application.