WesternU receives $1.6-million bequest for grad student scholarships

April 29, 2014

Students in Western University’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Department of Pathology received a $1.6-million bequest from former WesternU laboratory technologist Marion Murray. Murray’s will provided for the creation of 3 endowed scholarship funds for graduate students studying at WesternU’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. The bequest will provide over $60,000 in annual support that will be dispersed in scholarships of varying amounts. The scholarships will be named for Murray’s father, a distinguished pathologist and former professor at WesternU, as well as her husband, Robert Murray, who was chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology for 25 years. “We want to thank Dr Robert Murray and his late wife for their steadfast support of our university and its students, not only in their philanthropic contributions, but also in their many years of teaching and assisting students,” said WesternU President Amit Chakma. WesternU News Release