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Giving students a good start for a great finish


The Miles J. Freeman Memorial Scholarship Foundation is dedicated to helping individuals in financial need through a scholarship program for Metro Davidson County Tennessee seniors who are entering college to further their education.


The Miles J. Freeman Memorial Scholarship Foundation was formed in 2016 to honor the life and legacy of Miles James Freeman.


Miles was the son of Brenda L. Gill and James J. Freeman, Jr. He was 14 years old when he passed away at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, March 10, 2013, following a brief illness due to MRSA. Miles was an extremely caring, loving and extraordinary young man who loved God, Motown, the Steelers, and being a big brother. He lived life to the fullest and leaves a legacy of academic perseverance and athletic excellence.


A student at Donelson Christian Academy from K-4 through 6th grade and DuPont Tyler in 7th and 8th grades, Miles was an avid sports enthusiast and excelled in football, soccer, track, basketball and martial arts. He also persevered in the classroom and worked hard to maintain good grades. Miles aspired to attend college and learned at an early age that with hard work, he could do anything and be whatever he chose. He knew with God's blessings he was destined to do great things.


Through this foundation, we hope that Miles' legacy will inspire other young people to reach for the stars. Miles, we love you and we miss you. Always remember that you're our Rockstar!

MJF Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors

Brenda L Gill, President

Kristie Smith, Secretary

Kenya Stevens, Treasurer

Dr. Veronica Oates

Dr. Karen Rufus


Interested in applying for an available scholarship? Learn more about application criteria.



The 5th Annual Miles J. Freeman Memorial Scholarship Foundation 5K is coming up! Click below to learn more about this fundraising event.


You can help with a donation today to fund scholarships!

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