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Herlihy Family Scholarship established

The Morehead State University Foundation has announced the establishment of the Herlihy Family Scholarship, a fund to benefit Morehead State University students.   

“MSU helped shape my future and greatly influenced my decision to become an educator,” said Dr. John “Jack” Herlihy. “I’m proud to establish this scholarship to support future Eagles like me.”  

The scholarship was established by Jack Herlihy (69, 72) and his wife, Sandy Herlihy. As a two-time MSU alumnus, Jack has served as president of the Herlihy Group since 1992. There, he provides both leadership and training consultation. Jack continues to teach finance classes for superintendent programs. Before his current position, he served for 12 years as director for Eastern Kentucky University’s (EKU) Centers for Research in Appalachia and Learning Experience. Jack also previously served as superintendent for Scott County Schools in Georgetown for 11 years.   

While he was a student at MSU, he was a member of TKE (Tau Kappa Epsilon) fraternity and helped establish the TKE Founders Scholarship Endowment with fellow TKE alumni. The Herlihy Family Staff Office in the newly developed Adron Doran University Center (ADUC) was named in the family’s honor.  

Scholarship criteria include being a full-time undergraduate student and having and maintaining a 2.5 minimum GPA.  

Students interested in applying to this scholarship, along with other privately funded scholarships managed by the MSU Foundation, should visit the online scholarship application at      

For more information on this scholarship, or to establish your own, contact MSU’s Office of Alumni Relations and Development at 606-783-2033, email or visit