The Morning Pointe Foundation recognized the newest recipients of the Morning Pointe Foundation Scholarship at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Athens. Kammee Lindsey, Wendy Miller and Madison Standridge, practical nursing students, were each awarded the scholarship, which provides financial support to students demonstrate academic achievement and exhibit community leadership in geriatrics.

The three students were recognized during scholarship banquet at the Morning Pointe of Athens family night event.

More than 200 guests were in attendance, including representatives from Morning Pointe Senior Living and the Morning Pointe Foundation, as well as TCAT-Athens administrators.

“We are honored to have a part in helping grow and develop nurses in our community,” said Kim Baker, executive director of Morning Pointe of Athens – the region’s choice for assisted living in the area since 1999.

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.

The Morning Pointe Foundation also awards scholarships to nursing students in Chattanooga, Columbia, Greeneville and Jacksboro. The nonprofit 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.