Scholarship honors beloved CCPS teacher

Published on February 22, 2019 under , , , , ,

Bettie Murray Scholarship

NORTH EAST, Md. – In the wake of the untimely passing of Bettie Murray of Rising Sun, family and friends are honoring her memory through the creation of the Bettie Murray Memorial Scholarship at Cecil College.

This endowed scholarship will benefit a student pursuing a degree in an education-related field of study.

“Bettie was such a special person who cared so deeply for others, leaving a legacy of love with everyone who knew her. She was a proud alumna of Cecil College and a proud member of the Cecil County Public Schools family, so the creation of a scholarship in her name to support students entering an education-related field means a great deal to our family.  We are so appreciative of our family and friends who supported this scholarship,” said Robert Murray, Bettie’s husband.

Bettie Murray was a loving wife and mother, a devoted sister, and a loyal friend. A lifelong resident of Cecil County, she was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Cecil College, and Towson University where she earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Speech Pathology and Audiology.

During her long career as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the Cecil County Public School System, Bettie touched the lives of students in Leeds Elementary, North East Elementary, Gilpin Manor Elementary, and Rising Sun Elementary.

Bettie Murray retired from Cecil County Public Schools after 38 years of service, a career for which she was extremely passionate.  Bettie was a gifted listener who had the ability to make everyone feel special and loved.  She was a light to all who knew and loved her.

This scholarship was made possible by family and friends of Bettie Murray. She is survived by her husband, Robert, and two sons, Matthew and Michael. To make additional donations to this scholarship, visit or contact the Cecil College Foundation at 410-287-1146.

To apply for the Bettie Murray Memorial Scholarship or other scholarships at Cecil College, applicants can visit