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 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.

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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.