Tim Herring Memorial Scholarship Fund


Timothy "Tim" J. Herring (1968-2014), his wife Amy (Troue) Herring and their 2 kids Olivia “Liv” and Sam were avid fans of baseball and softball and huge Saluki and Cardinals fans. Tim carried a four-year 4.0 GPA and was a three-year varsity letterman in football & baseball for the Murphysboro Red Devils as well as the baseball MVP his senior year.  Tim played college baseball at Three Rivers Community College and John A. Logan College.

Tim enjoyed playing fast pitch softball for many years, traveling and playing for area teams all over the United States. He loved to hunt and fish and was a member of the Treece Hunting Club.  Tim was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Murphysboro and a member of the Plumber and Pipefitters Local # 160 of Murphysboro, and worked at SIU Carbondale as a pipefitter.


This scholarship program has been established as a lasting tribute to Tim’s love of baseball & softball by the friends and family of Tim Herring.

Award Amount         

  • $500 or more per award each year (One Baseball and One Softball)


  • Four year Murphysboro High School student, continuing education at college, university or technical institute

  • Four year baseball/softball athlete

  • Grade Point Average of 3.0 and above


  • Recommendation letters from each of the following:

    • Coach

    • Teacher

    • Community Member

  • 500 words or less essay on the following topic:

    • What are my goals and how do I plan to achieve them

  • Listing of

    • Academic Awards/Honors

    • Clubs/Societies/Organizations



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