The Tom Murdic Educational Scholarship Application


Applications for the Tom Murdic Educational Scholarship will be accepted between October 1st through March 1st.


  1. Must be a resident of Williamson County.

  2. Must have a level of interest in community service and volunteerism.

  3. Must have an interest in African American History and Heritage.

  4. Must possess good character.

  5. Must be a Senior in High School.

  6. Must have a 3.3 GPA or higher.


  1. Must submit an application accompanied by an official High School transcript and SAT or ACT scores along with 2 letters of recommendation from a Pastor, Community Leader or Teacher.

  2. An essay on African American History in Williamson County and what it means to me.

  3. Attendance and involvement at AAHS events as much as possible-demonstrating youth


  4. A current written resume or Biography including goals.

  5. A current photograph.

  6. Appear before a committee.

Committee will consider:

  1. The Essay or Biography.

  2. Criteria from Qualifications.

  3. Personality

  4. Appearance (neatness, good grooming, etc.)

Scholarships Awarded:

• 2 Tom Murdic Educational Scholarships $1,000.00 each awarded to two qualifying high school seniors 

Please contact Eleanor Bright at 615 373-8922 or Mary Walker at 615 373-8073 if you have any questions pertaining to the contest. 


Application Form

Please submit one of the form options below along with the following:

  • 250 word minimum essay on the topic of “African American History in Williamson County and What It Means to Me,”

  • Current high resolution photograph

  • Current resumé or biography

Form options:

Choose one below, following the included instructions.

Send application submissions to the African American Heritage Society at or

P.O. Box 1053
Franklin, TN 37065