Morning Pointe Foundation Names Newest Scholars At TCAT-Athens

Friday, August 11, 2017
Wendy Miller, Kammee Lindsey, Madison Standridge, practical nursing students at Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Athens, are the newest recipients of the Morning Pointe Foundation Scholarship. The scholars will be recognized at a reception on Aug. 24, at Morning Pointe of Athens.
Wendy Miller, Kammee Lindsey, Madison Standridge, practical nursing students at Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Athens, are the newest recipients of the Morning Pointe Foundation Scholarship. The scholars will be recognized at a reception on Aug. 24, at Morning Pointe of Athens.

The Morning Pointe Foundation announced the newest recipients of the Morning Pointe Foundation Scholarship at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Athens.

The scholarship at TCAT-Athens provides financial support to nursing students who demonstrate academic achievement and exhibit community leadership in geriatrics. Eligible students are currently enrolled in the practical nursing program and must meet the following criteria: must have successfully completed one trimester, write a scholarship essay and live in Bradley, McMinn, Meigs or Monroe counties.

The Morning Pointe Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Morning Pointe Senior Living. Founded in 2014 by senior healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and J. Franklin Farrow, the 501(c)3 non-profit organization connects educational and wellness initiatives, forms community partnerships and supports caregivers in its mission to advance the care of seniors. The scholarship was created to encourage a growing workforce in the senior healthcare field.

Kammee Lindsey, Wendy Miller and Madison Standridge, practical nursing students, were each awarded a $500 scholarship, and will be recognized during an Aug. 24 reception at Morning Pointe of Athens.

Ms. Lindsey, a 40-year-old mother of three and active community volunteer, says the Morning Pointe Foundation scholarship helps alleviate the cost of nursing school on her single-income household; she says it also gives her children the opportunity to see a dream come true.

“Fifteen years after becoming a mom, my children were suddenly big enough for me to let go of the reins a bit and continue following my dream of returning to school to become a nurse,” Ms. Lindsey writes in her scholarship essay. “I want them to see me complete this so they know they can have a dream and follow it, too.”

Alise Holt, RN, BSN, practical nursing director at TCAT-Athens, expresses her gratitude for the Morning Pointe Foundation’s partnership with the community college’s nursing program.

“Morning Pointe’s support for our program is greatly appreciated,” said Ms. Holt. “I believe it will add to the success of our students and in turn help provide outstanding nurses for our community.”

In addition to TCAT-Athens, Morning Pointe Foundation awards scholarships to nursing students in Chattanooga, Columbia, Greeneville and Jacksboro. The Foundation has also expanded scholarship opportunities through its new nursing program partnerships in Kentucky, aimed at developing a workforce that is equipped to address a growing aging population with changing healthcare needs.

Morning Pointe Senior Living began contributing nursing scholarship funds in 2008 to Chattanooga State Community College in Chattanooga. The Morning Pointe Foundation is expanding its partnership with area colleges to raise awareness of growing career opportunities in geriatrics.

To learn more about the Morning Pointe Foundation Scholarship, visit www.morningpointefoundation.com/invest-in-a-scholar.

 



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