Kayla Murphy, of Amesbury, has received a Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship valued at $1,500. The scholarship is awarded in partnership between Liberty Tree Mall and Simon Youth Foundation (SYF), a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational and career development opportunities for youth.
Murphy is a recent graduate of Amesbury High School and exemplified herself through academic excellence, leadership skills, and participation in both school and community activities. She plans to study Meteorology at State University of New York at Oswego in the fall.
“We are very proud of the Simon Youth Scholarships program, because it has given us the opportunity to support the academic endeavors of promising youth right here in our community,” said Rachel Molina, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Liberty Tree Mall.
With a combined value of more than $1 million, Simon Youth Scholarships have been awarded this spring to at least one student in every U.S. community that is home to a Simon property.
“Education opens doors and creates opportunities for youth to pursue their dreams,” said J. Michael Durnil, President and CEO of SYF. “We are proud that Simon Youth Scholarships ignite hope for students by helping clear financial obstacles that stand in the way of higher education.”