Second Recipient is Darnell Toussaint

Ms. Darnell Toussaint
The Dominic A. Murray 21 Scholarship has been awarded to Darnell Toussaint of Brooklyn, New York, a criminal justice major at Farmingdale State College.  Toussaint is the second Farmingdale State student to win this $2,100 scholarship to help with tuition.

To win this scholarship, Toussaint wrote an essay about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), earned above a 3.25 GPA, obtained two letters of recommendation and demonstrated involvement in student activities. Toussaint was recently selected to join four other students selected to intern in Albany during the spring semester through the NYS Assembly Internship program. She has received numerous awards including a Wall of Honor Scholarship. In 2010, Toussaint received a Certificate for Academic Excellence from the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  She has been on the President’s List. 

The Dominic A. Murray 21 Memorial Foundation, Inc. has been established in memory of 17-year-old Dominic Murray, who died in October 2009 from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), after collapsing on the basketball court at Farmingdale State College during an open gym pick-up game. In tribute to his contributions as a student, an athlete, and a compassionate young man, the Dominic A. Murray 21 Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a Farmingdale State College student based on his or her essay presentation aimed to raise the awareness on sudden cardiac arrest, academic achievement, community service, financial need and involvement in an approved (fully funded or seeded) Farmingdale Student Government program.  DomHeart21is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising the awareness on SCA, CPR, and AED use to save young lives.

To learn more about the foundation's advocacy and awareness mission visit