Museum Awards Hurley Memorial Scholarship
Ocean City, Maryland – (July 19, 2019): The Ocean City Museum Society recently awarded Stephen Decatur graduate Brett Berquist with the George & Suzanne Hurley Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Brett will be attending Salisbury University in the fall, with an interest in business.
Applicants were asked to write an essay on a historical Worcester County individual who has made a longstanding impact within their community. Brett chose to write about James Purnell. As Brett stated in his essay, “Purnell, is a long-serving Worcester County Commissioner, a long-time bus driver for Worcester County Public Schools, and a lifelong human rights activist.”
This scholarship not only brings light to historical places, events, and people of Worcester County, it also honors two of the founders of the Ocean City Life- Saving Station Museum. “Each time we choose a deserving applicant we are honoring the very people the scholarship is dedicated to, George and Suzanne Hurley,” said museum curator Sandy Hurley.
Stephen Decatur students who plan on furthering their education at Wor-Wic Community College, Salisbury University, or the University of Maryland Eastern Shore can apply for the George and Suzanne Hurley Memorial Scholarship. To read Brett’s full essay on James Purnell or learn more about our scholarship please visit www.ocmuseum.org.