Tom Murdic Educational Scholarship

Each year we host our Annual Tom Murdic Scholarship Prom where we award scholarships to several deserving high school seniors in our community who will be attending college. The scholarship is named in honor of the late Tom Murdic, who was an AAHS president, community leader, and Franklin native. Tom deeply believed in the significance of quality education and the critical role African Americans played in the rich history and culture of Franklin, Williamson County, and the larger Middle Tennessee Region.

Applications will be accepted from October 1, 2023 until March 1, 2024. Interested students can apply by downloading the application, filling it out, and submitting it to Please contact Deborah Murdic or Carolyn Wall if you have any questions regarding the application process.


  • Must be a resident of Williamson County
  • Must have a level of interest in community service and volunteerism
  • Must have an interest in African American History and Heritage
  • Must possess good character
  • Must be a Senior in High School
  • Must have a 3.3 GPA or higher

Submission Requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Two letters of recommendation from a Pastor, Community Leader, or Teacher
  • An essay on African American history in Williamson County and what it means to you
  • Attendance and involvement at AAHS events as much as possible-demonstrating youth involvement
  • A current written resume or biography including goals
  • A current photograph
  • Must complete 8 hours of volunteer service with AAHS

NOTE:  When you click on the button above, your browser should automatically download the application file.  It is not a PDF file so it won’t automatically open.  It is a Microsoft Word file, so you will need to look in your “downloads” folder to find the file and open it.

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