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Bill Garrett Memorial Scholarship


The Franklin Lions Club is proud to offer the Jim Stephenson-Bill Garrett Memorial Scholarship. It was established in 1996 to honor the memory of two long time members of the club. The one year scholarship for $2,500 is payable in two installments for the freshman fall and spring semesters to the college or university of the student’s choice. The Lions Club is a worldwide service organization whose motto is “We Serve”. The Franklin Lions Club would like to recognize a deserving student from the Franklin area, who exhibits qualities that promote service to the community. The recipient must be an unselfish and caring individual who works to better themselves, but at the same time recognizes the need to offer their services to others. Scholastic and extra-curricular activities will also be considered.

All graduating seniors are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Students must complete the application and provide all the requested documents and signatures. Only completed applications will be considered by the committee.

The completed application should be mailed to the address listed above and must be postmarked no later than March 16, 2020. The winning student, as well as their school, will be notified in time for graduation or awards ceremonies. The recipient and their immediate family will be invited to attend a Franklin Lions Club dinner in June. A formal presentation and pictures for the local newspaper will be made at that time.

The official rules and application are attached. Copies may be made for any student interested in applying for this scholarship. Please contact me with any questions (615) 498-6182.


Brad Coleman

Scholarship Committee Chairman


Jim Stephenson – Bill Garrett Memorial Scholarship 

Official Rules 

Purpose: Help a deserving Williamson County student pursue undergraduate studies.

Award: A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to the selected student. The payment will be made directly to the college or university of the student’s choice in two increments. $1250.00 will be paid for each of two consecutive semesters beginning fall 2020 for the student’s freshman year.


· Be a graduating senior from Centennial High School, Franklin High School, Independence High School, Page High School, Renaissance High School, Battle Ground Academy, or Grace Christian Academy

· Have at least a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 Scale, and be accepted to a college or University

· Complete a 300 word essay which shows the student exemplifies the Lions Club Motto of “Serving Others”

· Provide two letters of recommendation, one from a high school faculty member and one from the student’s community who is not a faculty or family member

· Provide an Official High School Transcript reflecting cumulative GPA, excluding spring 2020

· Complete the application entirely with signature of applicant and school official

· Application must be typed or printed legibly

· Returned applications must be postmarked no later than March 16, 2020 to:

Jim Stephenson – Bill Garrett Memorial Scholarship 

Franklin Lions Club

P.O. Box 521

Franklin, TN 37065-0521