GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (October 9, 2017) – The Morning Pointe Foundation recognized the newest recipient of the Morning Pointe Foundation Scholarship at Morning Pointe of Greeneville. Jared Ramsey, Tusculum College student and Morning Pointe Foundation scholar, attended an honorary reception at the assisted living community to be acknowledged by college officials and Morning Pointe executive leadership.

The $1,500 scholarship at Tusculum College provides financial support to nursing students who demonstrate academic achievement and exhibit community leadership in geriatrics. Eligible students are currently enrolled in the registered nursing program and must meet the following criteria: must have successfully completed one trimester, write a scholarship essay and live in Greene, Washington or Cooke 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. Delora Bibb, executive director of Morning Pointe, says the scholarship helps address a growing need for nurses in the area.

“Our nursing team couldn’t be a part of such a great program that helps nurses achieve their goals,” Bibb says. “We are happy to support the next generation of healthcare professionals, who will be vital to the seniors who will need them when the time comes.”

In addition to the partnership with Tusculum College, the scholarship is also awarded to nursing students in Athens, Chattanooga, Columbia and Jacksboro. The Foundation is also expanding 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.

“The Tusculum College community is ever grateful to the Morning Pointe Foundation for their scholarship support to nursing student, Mr. Jared Ramsey,” says Michelle Arbogast, director of foundation and donor relations at Tusculum College. “Honoring Jared with this scholarship celebration speaks highly of the passion and dedication that Morning Pointe has for the assisted living community and higher education.”

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.