Athletic Scholarship awards

Scholarship Nominations

The Jackson-Madison County Scholarship Foundation seeks to assist selected Madison County seniors with college expenses. The purpose of the scholarships is to recognize athletes for their academic achievements, community service, and leadership abilities. Special consideration is given to students not receiving other forms of financial aid. Since 2005, the foundation and its partners have awarded over $110,000 in scholarships. For more information, or to fund a scholarship in someone’s name, email us.

Eligible student athletes may apply for a scholarship by filling out the online form or downloading the student application.

The Jackson-Madison County Sports Hall of Fame criteria for the scholarship recipients:

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2023 Scholarship Awardees


Tretavious Marsh of Liberty Tech Magnet High School is the recipient of the Billy and Margie Schrivner Scholarship. He played golf for the Crusaders and excels as a student leader. He is president of the Student Government Association, a Beta Club member, sings in the choir and is a yearbook representative. He has served his community and school through various service-learning opportunities and acquired his industry certification at Liberty. He has a 3.15 GPA and plans to attend Austin Peay State University to pursue a career in agriculture with a concentration in Agri Science.   


Cooper Moss of South Side High School is the recipient of the Van and Louise Thompson Scholarship. He has played baseball and golf four years for the Hawks. He pitches and plays shortstop, and last season helped lead the baseball team with a 5-1 record, 2.97 ERA and 52 strikeouts. He ranks 11th out of 174 in his senior class with a 3.89 GPA and won South Side’s Heisman Scholarship competition. A member of Beta Club and FFA, he is a Junior Rotarian. As a sophomore, he started a landscaping and lawn-care business that has blossomed. He plans to attend UT Martin and major in golf course science/landscape architecture.   


Megan Hicks of Madison Academic Magnet High School is the recipient of the Morgan Leah McCarty Memorial Scholarship. She plays tennis and golf for the Lady Mustangs. She has played tennis four years at Madison, advanced to the state tournament as a sophomore and earned all-district honors last season. “Megan’s genuine dedication and love for her teammates has been amazing to watch,” writes Adriane Baldwin, Madison’s assistant tennis coach. “… Megan continues to improve her game, and she encourages those around her.” Hicks has a 3.14 GPA and plans to attend Hampton University.   


Alaina Perry of Trinity Christian Academy is the recipient of the Terry Moore Memorial Scholarship. She ran cross country and plays softball for the Lady Lions. She earned All-District 5 honors in softball last season in Division II-A and excels in the classroom. She has a 4.58 weighted grade point average and ranks fifth in her graduating class. “Alaina is a burst of energy,” writes Vicki DeBerry, TCA’s director of guidance. “She works very hard to make sure she will achieve and surpass her own personal goals.” Perry plans to attend Union University.     


Kyle Korth of Madison Academic Magnet High School is the recipient of the R. Bradley Hancock Award. He played soccer and basketball and ran cross country for the Mustangs. He was a state qualifier four years in cross country and was region champion twice. He was all-district in basketball the past two seasons and served as team captain this season. He is a four-year starter on the soccer team, which was state runner-up last season when he was co-captain, all-state, all-region and all-district. He has a 4.0 GPA, a 32 ACT score and ranks eighth in his class of 95. He plans to attend the University of Tennessee Knoxville.     


Maddux Rabun of University School of Jackson is the recipient of the Will Pevahouse Memorial Scholarship. He played both baseball and football four years for the Bruins. He earned honorable mention all-region honors as a defensive lineman on the football team last season. And he was first-team all-district and USJ’s Most Improved Player on the baseball team last spring. “Maddux was an outstanding player, but more importantly, he was an even greater person and teammate,” writes former USJ baseball coach Jack Peel. Rabun has a 3.65 GPA and plans to attend the University of Arkansas.

Braden Nye of Madison Academic Magnet High School is the recipient of the Richard Ross Scholarship. A four-sport athlete for the Mustangs, he ran cross country four seasons, had a personal best time of 18:34 and advanced to state each year. He also played basketball and soccer and ran track. He was all-district, all-region MVP and all-state in soccer as a sophomore, and all-district MVP, all-region and all-state last season when he had 23 goals and 17 assists. He ran on the state-qualifying 3,200-meter relay team last season. He has a 4.0 GPA, an ACT score of 33 and ranks third in a class of 95. He plans to attend Auburn University at Montgomery.      


Stella Spencer of University School of Jackson is the recipient of the Jimmy Carey Memorial Scholarship. She played soccer, basketball and tennis for the Lady Bruins. She was all-district in basketball, but she excelled in soccer four years and helped USJ win two state championships. She was all-region, all-west state and all-state as a senior. Her junior soccer season she was all-district MVP and sports writers all-state. As a sophomore she was all-state, all-region, all-district and all-west state. She has a 3.88 grade point average and plans to attend the University of Tennessee Knoxville.    


Amelia Goehring of Trinity Christian Academy is the recipient of the Sports Orthopedics & Spine Scholar Athlete Award. She played soccer and basketball and ran track all four years at TCA and was captain of the soccer and basketball teams. The 5-foot-9 guard was an all-district and all-region tournament selection the last three basketball seasons and placed at the state track meet on relay teams the past two seasons. She played mid fielder for the soccer team. She has numerous academic honors and ranks first in her class of 42 with a 4.76 GPA. She had three offers to play college basketball but signed to play soccer at Union University.       


Kierstyn Beard of North Side High School is a recipient of a Sports Orthopedics & Spine Athlete Award. She played basketball and volleyball. She led the Lady Indians’ basketball team in five categories last year, averaging 9.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.1 blocks. She was the team’s defensive player of the year and also led in field-goal and free-throw percentage. She is a three-time all-district performer. She has a 3.63 grade point average, is ranked 12th in her graduating class of 192, and is a member of North Side’s National Honor Society and student council. She has not chosen the college she will attend.          

Ava Cox of Sacred Heart of Jesus High School is a recipient of a Sports Orthopedics & Spine Athlete Award. She was a four-year starter on the soccer team and was captain the last two seasons. She was selected most improved player on the team last season. She is involved in numerous school activities and enjoys participating in chorus and theater productions. She is student-body president this school year and served as class president her freshman and junior years. A member of numerous school clubs, she ranks first in her class with a 4.68 grade point average. She plans to attend Wofford College on a music scholarship.