Thanks to donations made to the Williamson Medical Center Foundation and Williamson Medical Center’s Volunteer Auxiliary, we are able to provide five scholarships every year to local students pursuing degrees in health care.
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 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 an additional $500 and will be awarded to a nursing student accepted in the nursing curriculum who demonstrates a particular connection to cancer or the treatment of cancer.
Angie Tillman Nursing Scholarship
Provided by WMC’s Volunteer Auxiliary, the Angie Tillman Nursing Scholarship provides scholarships for 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.
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.