April 13, 2024

Atlanta Police Officer Courtney Murphy Awarded Scholarship

The Atlanta Police Department and Columbia Southern University recently partnered to create a scholarship opportunity for employees of the police department.

The first recipient of the award is Courtney Murphy of Stone Mountain, Georgia, who has had a lifelong desire to protect.

Atlanta Police Officer Courtney Murphy (left) with Columbia Southern University’s Kendra Clay (right)

“As the oldest child and grandchild, it was instilled in me since birth to protect my family, other people. I became an officer to make a difference in my community,” said Murphy.

Murphy, who has been with the department for eight years, plans to use the scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in criminal justice administration.

This scholarship will allow her to focus on successfully obtaining her master’s degree and applying what she’s learned in order to make a greater impact within the Atlanta Police Department.

“My master’s degree will not only increase my knowledge, it will put me in a better position to pursue leadership opportunities within the department.  My goal is to become a leader while helping to create more leaders,” Murphy said.

The Atlanta Police Department scholarship will cover up to 60 hours and be applied directly to the recipient’s tuition for up to three years or until the completion of the selected degree program, whichever comes first.

Disclaimer: These testimonials may not reflect the experience of all CSU students.
Multiple factors, including prior experience, geography, and degree field, affect career outcomes.
CSU does not guarantee a job, promotion, salary increase, eligibility for a position, or other career growth.