Beginning in 1992, the Middle Tennessee Ohio State Alumni Club has each year awarded scholarship assistance to Ohio State freshmen from Middle Tennessee.
The first awards were quite modest and provided a first-year payment of $300 to one entering freshman each fall. We have since worked with the Alumni Association and the University Development Office to greatly expand the club’s scholarship program.
The Lynne Murray Stockwell Scholarship
The Lynne Murray Stockwell Memorial Endowed Fund was established at the Ohio State University Development Office in May 2004 with gifts from the Murray and Stockwell family members, friends of Lynne Murray Stockwell, and from the Middle Tennessee Ohio State Alumni Club. The sole purpose of this fund is to provide merit-based scholarships to deserving freshmen students graduating from Middle Tennessee high schools in the top 25% of their class. The $1,500 per-year scholarship is awarded to a freshman each year and is renewable for three additional years if the student maintains good grades and remains in good standing with the university.
The first Stockwell award of $1,000 was made in the fall of 2004. As the endowment has grown, the fund has been able to increase the dollar amount of the award. Beginning in 2015, the fund now provides the $6,000 needed each year to fund the four revolving scholarships. The Lynne Murray Stockwell Endowed Scholarship goes to the top-ranked applicant each year.
Counties and schools of award recipients
Brentwood High School • Centennial High School • Ravenwood High School • Franklin High School • Page High School
Private: Franklin Road Academy • Battle Ground Academy • Brentwood Academy
Martin Luther King, Jr. High School • Hillwood High School • John Overton High School • McGavock High School
Private: Father Ryan High School • Montgomery Bell Academy
Hendersonville High School • Beech High School • Portland High School • Merroll Hyde Magnet High School
Private: Pope John Paul II High School
Northwest High School • Rossview High School
Springfield High School
Smyrna High School
Columbia Central Magnet High School