The Cara E. Murtagh Memorial Scholarship

The Cara E. Murtagh Memorial Scholarship is provided by our foundation as way to honor our dear friend Cara’s memory. On a yearly basis, we will be awarding a PVMHS senior with a $2,500 scholarship to help with their college education. Cara was an active member of our foundation where she spearheaded many of our programs and events. After Cara’s passing, the Murtagh family had generously asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Peabody Education Foundation. Donations and messages came in from across the country attesting to the love and admiration so many shared for her. Through this scholarship, we hope to preserve Cara’s dedication and commitment to the education of the school children of Peabody for years to come.

The Cara E. Murtagh Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a PVMHS Senior who:

Is interested in the field of Education

Is engaged in the community

Possesses a strong work ethic

Has achieved good academic standing

Demonstrates excellent preparation & organizational skills

Is self-motivated

Application Download & FAQ’s


Friday, April 17th 2020

**Given the current circumstances, we will be accepting applications until Friday May 8th, 2020**

Scan and Email Applications to:

Mail Applications to:

Peabody Education Foundation
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box Office Box 233
Peabody, MA 01960

Application Checklist:
  • Applicant is a member of the PVMHS 2020 graduating class who is planning to major in the field of Education.
  • Applicant meets requirements on Eligibility Form.
  • Applicant submits a typed 500 word essay answering the question: “What is the importance of education and how does it impact my life?”
  •  Applicant submits a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher.
  • Applicant submits academic transcript with verification signature on application.
  • Applicant submits a list of community service programs or organizations they are involved with, including dates of service.
  • Applicant submits completed Application Package including Application, Eligibility Requirements and Application Check List.

Peabody Education Foundation

The Peabody Education Foundation provides unique programs and advanced technology to thousands of students and teachers who might otherwise not enjoy such experiences due to budget constraints.

P.O. Box 233
Peabody, MA 01960