MISD Foundation for Excellence
The Brad Barnett Memorial Scholarship Fund - 2016

Declaration of Guidelines


The fund has been established through memorial gifts from family and friends of Brad Barnett. Mr. Barnett was a 1975 graduate of Murray High School and played for the 1974 Kentucky State Football Champion MHS Tigers. The family wishes to perpetuate his legacy of “Living Life to the Fullest with No Regrets.”


The fund will be used to establish a scholarship to be awarded each year to a graduating MHS senior who best demonstrates the strength of character to overcome obstacles which Mr. Barnett exemplified during a seven year battle with ALS: Courage. Hope. Positivity. Strength. Faithfulness. Compassion.

Selection Process

Strength of character will be the primary criterion for selection. Any MHS graduating senior who plans to attend any post-secondary school may be nominated. No application will be required, but nominees may be asked to complete a questionnaire about their school and community activities.

Anyone who would like to nominate a student for consideration may send a letter discussing how the student matches the primary criterion to the MHS counselor by March 31.

Recipients of the scholarship will be chosen by a committee consisting of the MHS scholarship committee in consultation with the MHS football coach, a member of the foundation’s Endowments Committee, and a member of the Barnett family.


The fund is managed by the MISD Foundation for Excellence and contributions are welcome. All contributions to the fund will constitute the principal of the endowment, which shall never be invaded. The principal will be invested in order to generate income. The Barnet family will provide funds for the initial $1000 scholarship and all subsequent awards until endowment earnings, as determined by foundation policy, are sufficient.

Contact Persons

DeAnn Barnett
2107 Southwest Dr.
Murray, KY 42071

Teresa Speed
501 Doran Rd. Murray, KY

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