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.

Applying for the Scholarship

  • Complete ENTRY FORM.
  • Write a one-page essay outlining your:
    • Experience in healthcare, if any.
    • Educational and future healthcare goals.
    • 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.
  • Submit all materials by April 16, 2021:
    • Essay
    • List of accomplishments
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Transcript

**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

    Craig Ferrell Medical Scholarship Form

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