The University of Central Oklahoma Foundation and the College of Education and Professional Studies have created the Marissa Murrow Legacy Scholarship for Teacher Education to honor the memory of Murrow, who died in a head-on car collision in October 2020, by a driver under the influence of alcohol.
Murrow, 19, was a sophomore special education major and a member of Sigma Kappa sorority at UCO. She was described by her peers and professors as kind and caring, and her family hopes the scholarship will continue her legacy for future generations.
“It is extremely difficult any time we lose a member of our Broncho family, especially a young student like Marissa," said Donna Cobb, Ed.D., dean of Central’s College of Education and Professional Studies.
"We are honored her family has chosen to celebrate her life with a scholarship that will continue to make a difference in many students’ lives for years to come.”
"Her favorite quote was, 'one person can make a difference and everyone should try,' " said Jeff Murrow, Marissa's father.
The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student at Central majoring in education and involved with on-campus organizations.
Applications for the scholarship were open to current UCO teacher education students, and one recipient will be selected to receive the award this spring.
To learn more about the scholarship or to donate, visit www.centralconnection.org/marissa.
For more information about the UCO College of Education and Professional Studies, visit www.uco.edu/ceps.