Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation

For good. For ever.

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Isabella County, now and for generations to come, by attracting and holding permanent endowed funds from a wide range of donors, addressing needs through grant making and providing leadership on key community issues.

Robert F. Murray & Co. CPA Scholarship Fund

Robert F. Murray was an accountant and a staunch supporter of education. He started the Robert F. Murray & Company accounting firm that still bears his name and is now located both in Mt. Pleasant and Midland. His son Paul now runs the business and has established the Robert F. Murray & Company CPA’s Scholarship Fund to encourage young people who are interested to enter the field of accounting. Paul says this is a profession that can be very rewarding and is constantly in need of recruits who have, more importantly than good grades, a strong work ethic and logic. He also says that people in this profession, unlike him, of course, are often considered to be stuffy and boring. The great employees of Robert F. Murray & Co. would quickly dispel that rumor.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

  • Student shall be a graduating senior from an Isabella County high school;

  • Student shall demonstrate academic ability with a minimum 2.5 grade point average;

  • Student shall be planning to enroll at an accredited college, university or trade school; and

  • Student shall intend to pursue a career in accounting.


  • Student has a strong work ethic, as described in the applicant's written essay.

  • Student has taken and demonstrated aptitude in an accounting class(es), as evidenced in the
    applicant's school transcript.

2019 Scholarship Award: $1,500

Application Deadline: March 8, 2019