Need-Based Scholarships
Available upon acceptance, the scholarships below are available to students who apply and qualify for financial aid through FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment by clicking here. Students and families must complete the FACTS Financial Aid forms in order to be considered. Applicants who qualify for aid are automatically considered and do not have to apply separately for these awards.

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Community Scholarships
Thanks to the generosity of donors from the Father Ryan community and across the Middle Tennessee area who are dedicated to investing in students' futures, Father Ryan students have access various scholarships.

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  • Jennifer Casey Alderman '93 Scholarship Award

    Award Objective
    Jennifer Casey Alderman '93 was originally diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer in 2009 and experienced a metastatic recurrence of stage IV breast cancer in 2013. Jennifer’s primary focus throughout her cancer journey was always raising her children, Casey, Connor, and Riley. She had a passion for watching their multiple sporting events and also enjoyed travel and attending concerts. She was a founding patient advocate with the Twisted Pink organization and dedicated her life living with metastatic breast cancer advocating on better outcomes for people living with the disease through research and supporting the mission of Twisted Pink.

    Twisted Pink, along with the family and closest friends of Jennifer Alderman, will honor her legacy and recognize her lifelong dream of being a constant and present figure in her children’s life with the annual Jennifer Casey Alderman Legacy Scholarship Award.

    This annual award will provide one young adult with a $10,000 scholarship to seek a higher education. Scholarship recipients are eligible to receive $2500 annually throughout their undergraduate career. Award recipients must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher to maintain annual eligibility. Any funds in excess will support research for metastatic breast cancer in Jennifer’s memory. We will strive to find and support research on leptomeningeal disease, which is ultimately what took Jennifer’s life. The annual scholarship award will be presented each year on May 28, 2021; the date that Jennifer entered eternal life.

    Applicant Qualifications
    Twisted Pink will consider nominations from young adults who have lost a parent to metastatic breast cancer or have financial hardship due to a parent currently living with metastatic breast cancer and wishes to seek higher education as a post-high school graduate. At this time scholarship applications will be considered from individuals living in IN, KY, OH, or TN.

    To apply for the Jennifer Casey Alderman Legacy Scholarship, please submit a written essay about the subject of your choice, no more than five pages in length. Applicant should include proof of nominee qualifications either in the form of an obituary, copy of death certificate, or a signed letter from the parents’ medical oncologist. The annual application deadline is April 15th and should be submitted to:

    Twisted Pink – Jennifer Casey Alderman Legacy Scholarship Award
    8016 Vinecrest Avenue #2
    Louisville, KY 40222

    Email Applications will be accepted at with the Subject Line: Jennifer Casey Alderman Legacy Scholarship Award.

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  • The Tommy Bateman '75 Memorial Scholarship

    Administered by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, this award was established in the memory of Thomas “Tommy” Edward Bateman, Jr., and is awarded to a student who best exhibits leadership qualities both on and off the athletic field. More information can be found at
  • The Regina Higdon Scholarship

    Administered by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, this scholarship is designed to help graduates of Christ the King School of Nashville, Tennessee. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or equivalent and exhibit a love for the arts. More information can be found at
  • CFMT Scholarships

    Thanks to the generosity of donors across the Middle Tennessee area who are dedicated to investing in students' futures, the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee administers more than 100 scholarship funds through an open application process. To apply, visit the CFMT website. These scholarships are available upon acceptance.
Merit-Based Scholarships
Available upon acceptance, recipients of these awards are upper classmen (sophomore, junior, or senior) nominated by faculty and staff and selected by the donors, with the exception the Presidential Merit Scholarship awarded to freshmen. In order to accept the financial component of this award students must have a demonstrated financial need or waive their ability to play Varsity athletics under TSSAA rule if no need is demonstrated.

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  • The Alfred E. Abbey, Jr. Scholarship

    Established in the memory of Alfred (Al) E. Abby, Jr. ’72, a very outgoing, friendly and entrepreneurial young man. The award goes to a qualified student who exhibits these same qualities.
  • Rev. James A. Black '64 Memorial Fund

    A three-year scholarship awarded to a rising sophomore who best exemplifies Catholic scholarship and Christian leadership.
  • The Callahan Family Scholarship

    This annual award is given to a student with high academic and scholastic achievement.
  • Msgr. Pat Connor '53 Scholarship

    Named for Monsignor Patrick Connor, Salutatorian of the Class of 1953, long-time priest in the Diocese of Nashville, and principal of Father Ryan High School from 1974-1978, this scholarship was created in 2011 by his family and friends on the 50th anniversary of Monsignor’s ordination. The award recipient is a sophomore who has great character and displays a love of and appreciation for Father Ryan. The award is $1,000 each year for the student’s junior and senior years.
  • The Kevin Paul Davis '09 Scholarship - Rising Seniors Only

    Established in the memory of Kevin Davis ’09, this scholarship is awarded to a rising senior who best exemplifies the well-rounded approach exhibited by Kevin that gave joy to all those around him.
  • Charlie Green '99 Service Scholarship

    Charlie's family established this fund in his memory, to be awarded annually to a Father Ryan senior for his/her service to the community.
  • Elmore Lampe Bright Future Scholarship

    Awarded to a student who, despite difficult circumstances, excelled in many key areas. Eligibility is determined by the student's efforts in areas such as academic effort, school and community involvement, and a desire for self-improvement. 
  • John P. (Jack) Long '69 Scholarship

    Established in the memory of Jack Long ’69, this scholarship is given each year to rising senior who exemplifies a balanced approach to their educational experience (athletics, academics, activities).
  • Mepkin Scholarship

    This scholarship is for $2,000/year for college tuition.

    In addition, Mepkin Abbey is also going to sponsor up to two current students to participate in school-sponsored mission trips each year.
  • Will Miller '61 Award for Excellence in the Arts

    This annual award is given to a rising senior who demonstrates excellence and promise in the visual and performing arts.
  • The Spirit of Mike Scholarship

    Established in the memory of Mike Mayer ‘96, this award is given to a graduating percussion senior.
  • Presidential Merit Scholarship

    Hayes Scholars who attain the two highest local composite scores on the High School Placement Test will receive a Presidential Merit Scholarship. Recipients will be awarded $1,500 each year of enrollment to be used in an approved manner. 

    Learn more about becoming a Hayes Scholar.