TMI announces Lillibridge Scholarship recipients

TMI Episcopal has named Brighton Dietrich and Olivia Talley as recipients of the school’s Lillibridge Scholarship award. First awarded in 2016, the merit scholarship, given annually to two rising sixth graders, provides $5,000 each year for tuition from sixth through eighth grades. Recipients must have a record of high academic achievement, participate in extracurricular activities, and demonstrate excellent character.

Dietrich previously attended Curington Elementary School in the Boerne Independent School District, where he made the All A Honor Roll for the past two years and received an award for outstanding achievement in math. He was elected to serve last year as class representative on the student council, was an anchor on the school news team, and received an award for being an outstanding library aide. Dietrich plays baseball year-round on CYO and Select League teams; participates in 4-H and in Operation Gratitude, making paracord survival bracelets to be sent in care packages to deployed troops. He is the brother of Hayden Dietrich, a rising ninth grader at TMI.

Talley was a student at St. George Episcopal School, where she earned an A average last year, has won the school-wide spelling bee and first place in the science fair and was selected for the school’s Ambassadors and Reading Buddies peer leadership programs. Talley also has won academic awards in math, science, spelling and Spanish. She played on the St. George Middle School golf team and has participated in CYO track and field. At St. George Episcopal Church, Talley is an acolyte and was a member of the Kids for Christ community-service group.

The name of the scholarship honors the Rt. Rev. Gary R. Lillibridge, who retired in 2017 as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. He served as chairman of TMI’s Board of Governors from 2006 through May 2017. As bishop, Bishop Lillibridge oversaw 90 congregations and 27 schools; before his consecration in 2004, he served in several parishes that included schools. He earned his undergraduate degree in education from Texas State University, which recognized him in 2010 as a Distinguished Alumnus. Bishop Lillibridge and his wife Catherine are the parents of TMI alumni Amy and Thomas, members of the classes of 2010 and 2011.

For more information about the Lillibridge Scholarship, please contact the TMI Office of Admissions at (210) 698-7171 or visit

Founded in 1893 by the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, TMI Episcopal is a private, co-educational, college-preparatory school for grades 6-12, with optional military (JROTC) and boarding programs. For information, visit or call 210-698-7171.