Morning Pointe Awards 2nd Chattanooga State Student With 2014 Nursing Scholarship

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Lori Hairrell, Independent Healthcare Properties, Anna Lowry, scholarship recipient and Franklin Farrow, COO Independent Healthcare Properties and Morning Pointe
Lori Hairrell, Independent Healthcare Properties, Anna Lowry, scholarship recipient and Franklin Farrow, COO Independent Healthcare Properties and Morning Pointe
- photo by Amy Clarke

Independent Healthcare Properties, LLC and Morning Pointe Assisted Living announced Chattanooga State nursing student Anna Grace Lowry as the recipient of the tuition-based full-year scholarship for Fall 2014. Ms. Lowry is a second-year nursing student from Pulaski, Tn., and she received the honor at a special ceremony at Chattanooga State.

The scholarship endowment was started in 2008 by Morning Pointe owners, Greg A.Vital and Franklin Farrow. Requirements for the scholarship include residency in Hamilton, Bradley or Meigs Counties, outstanding promise in character, academic performance and an interest in gerontology. Each year IHP and Morning Pointe will select a Chattanooga State nursing student and grant a full tuition based scholarship for one school year.

“There is such a high demand for quality nurses and a great shortage in the field, especially in senior healthcare,” said Mr. Vital. “We wanted to do what we could to help nursing students complete their education and go on to have a successful career in the field.” 

“I’ve always had a keen interest in the senior healthcare field, but it wasn’t until I helped take care of my grandmother, who had Alzheimer’s, that I realized I truly belong in a nursing career,” Ms. Lowry said. “I am so grateful to receive this scholarship. It allows me to focus solely on nursing, and my family can use their financial resources on my younger brother’s college tuition.”

Ms. Lowry attended The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the fall of 2010 and completed her prerequisite classes for nursing while also working towards a minor in Spanish. In August of 2013, Ms. Lowry was accepted into the Chattanooga State School of Nursing, and she currently has one year left to complete before receiving her registered nursing license. While in school, Ms. Lowry has worked as a nurse technician for Siskin Hospital for Rehabilitation, providing care to the senior patients. She plans to continue in the medical field and hopes to receive her nurse practitioner license in the future.


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