The Shirley M. Hurd Education Scholarship Fund was created upon receipt of a bequest from the estate of Shirley Miller Hurd.
The fund supports college scholarships for local students. In the awarding of these scholarships, preference is given to students attending Northwestern University.
Shirley Miller Hurd (1922-2010) was born in Aurora, Illinois. She was a graduate of Holy Angels School and Madonna High School.
At the age of seventeen, she began working at Stephens-Adamson Company where she remained for thirty-one years.
Mrs. Hurd met her future husband, Charles B. Hurd, at the company. They were married in 1970.
Mr. Hurd organized and was president of the world famous Sealmaster Softball team. He and his wife traveled throughout the country with the team, which eventually achieved championship status.
Mrs. Hurd was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, where she established a scholarship for students attending St. Peter Catholic School.