Named Scholarships

Ever since 1927, when the local Catholic community raised $300,000 in just ten days to fund the construction of the Elliston Place school building, Father Ryan's generous supporters have continued to honor the legacy and achievement of alumni, students, faculty and friends by creating scholarships to support the education of future generations of students. We are grateful for this commitment to Catholic education and to Father Ryan. Read below to learn more about the scholarships and the individuals they honor.


Recipients of these awards are nominated by faculty and staff and selected by the donors. 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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  • 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. 
  • Rev. James A. Black '64 Memorial Fund

    A three-year scholarship awarded to a rising sophomore who best exemplifies Catholic scholarship and Christian leadership.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • The Spirit of Mike Scholarship

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

Need Based Scholarships

The scholarships below are available to students who apply and qualify for financial aid through FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment at 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. Some scholarships help students from a particular school or area; others provide financial assistance to those pursuing a specific field of study; still others assist students most in need. To apply, visit the CFMT website and fill out the appropriate application on the right side of the page. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2017, and only online applications will be accepted.

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If you would like to make a charitable donation to any of these funds, please contact the Advancement Office at (615) 269-7926.
To learn more about these scholarships please contact the Business Office at 615-383-4200.