Medical Scholarships

Thanks to donations made to the Williamson Medical Center Foundation and Williamson Medical Center’s Volunteer Auxiliary, we are able to provide several medical scholarships every year to local students pursuing degrees in healthcare.

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Deadline to apply is March 31, 2023. 


How to Apply:
(Note: Please see the Angie Tillman Medical Scholarship section below for this scholarship’s eligibility requirements)

  • Complete ENTRY FORM.
  • Write a one-page essay outlining your:
    • Experience in healthcare, if any.
    • Educational and future healthcare goals.
    • Qualities you bring to the healthcare field.
    • Reason for applying for the scholarship.
  • Make a list of your accomplishments.
    • Include your awards, extracurricular activities, community involvement, etc.
  • Obtain two recommendations. One personal and one professional letter of recommendation are required. An instructor may provide a recommendation if the applicant is not employed in healthcare.
  • Provide a copy of your most recent high school or college transcript showing current GPA.
  • Submit all materials by March 31, 2023:
    • Essay
    • List of accomplishments
    • Letters of recommendation
    • College/university acceptance letter for high school students or proof of registration for college students and beyond

**If your guidance counselors or teachers would like to send your transcript or letters of recommendation directly to us, please have them email it to: Suzanne Lake at


Fay Porter Memorial Scholarship

The Fay Porter Memorial Scholarship is named after Fay Porter, who was a friend and longtime supporter of Williamson Medical Center. Applicants for this scholarship can be pursuing any type of degree in a health-related field. The scholarship ranges from $500 to $2,500 depending on the circumstances of the student awarded the scholarship.


Ike Brown Scholarship

The Ike Brown Scholarship is named in honor of Mr. Isaac “Ike” Brown, who served on Williamson Medical Center’s Board of Trustees for 24 years, the last six of which he was chairman. This scholarship is available to current medical students only and will pay $2,500 toward medical school tuition to the student selected to receive this scholarship.


Kim McMurray Memorial Nursing Scholarship

The Kim McMurray Memorial Nursing Scholarship is named in memory of beloved nurse, Kim McMurray. She tirelessly served as a nurse at Williamson Medical Center for nearly 30 years and continued to work in various roles during years of arduous chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer. This scholarship provides $500 and will be awarded to a current nursing student accepted in the nursing curriculum who demonstrates a particular connection to cancer or the treatment of cancer.


Craig Ferrell Memorial Scholarship

The Craig Ferrell Memorial Scholarship is named after the late Craig Ferrell, M.D., founder of the Franklin Bone and Joint Clinic, orthopaedic surgeon at Williamson Medical Center, and team physician for the United States Olympic team, supporting equestrian and swimming. Dr. Ferrell was a pillar in the community while participating in various charitable organizations. His legacy led to the establishment of the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee. The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee in partnership with the Williamson Medical Center Foundation will provide a $1000 scholarship to graduating high school seniors in Williamson County who will be pursuing a degree in medicine, athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy or other health related fields.


Sally Doan Memorial Scholarship

Sally Doan was a patient at Williamson Medical Center over a decade ago. Her family has chosen to honor her memory through providing financial assistance to one student each year through the Williamson Medical Center Foundation. Please indicate your interest to be considered as a candidate by notating the Sally Doan Memorial Scholarship in your essay.


Angie Tillman Nursing Scholarship

Provided by WMC’s Volunteer Auxiliary, the Angie Tillman Nursing Scholarship provides scholarships for high school students pursuing degrees in nursing. One student will receive a scholarship totaling $10,000. The recipient will receive $2,500 each year for four years, as long as he or she maintains academic and eligibility requirements.

Eligibility Requirements: 

The Angie Tillman Nursing Scholarship is designed to help students who are pursuing a BSN degree. Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

1. Be a graduating high school senior.
2. Be a (please check one):
Williamson County ResidentDependent of WMC employeeWMC junior volunteer
3. Have a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative grade point average.
4. Intend to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in Tennessee to pursue a BSN degree.

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