Elbert Nathaniel Rich III, better known as “Trey Rich” was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee.  As the eldest son, Trey fell in love with football at an early age.  Trey went on to amass numerous accomplishments as an athlete at White Station High School and decided he wanted to follow that passion to college.  After completing his senior season at Belhaven Christian College, Trey was making plans to play in the NFL or start his business in Sports Administration.  While riding his bike to work, December 24, 2014, Trey was killed by a drunk driver and his dreams were cut short.  Although Trey’s untimely death saddened the hearts of many, his 26-year life inspired a countless number of people to follow their passion with consistency, hard work, and spiritual fortitude.


The Trey Rich Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student-athlete that embodies the determination, servitude, and dedication exemplified by Trey.  This award will serve as a memorial to continue Trey’s legacy as a well-rounded student-athlete and leader.  Our scholarship recipients possess character that allows them to follow their dreams by striving daily to overcome obstacles and defy limitations.  With his/her consistency, the student-athlete that receives this scholarship allows their actions to serve as the blueprint for others to follow.  


David Burke Williams


White Station High School 

Ronni Williams


Raleigh Egypt High School

Derrick Gainey



Steven Mickens


Overton High School

Mario Ray II


White Station High School

Athletes Can ® | 2020

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