March 2016–Greeneville, TN–The Morning Pointe Foundation is pleased to announce that it will present its first annual nursing scholarship at Tusculum College this spring to aid a student who is preparing for a career in the field of senior healthcare.  The recipient must demonstrate academic achievement and be an active volunteer in their community.  Scholarship funds for this award totaling $1,500 were presented to the college in December 2015.

“We are pleased to have this new relationship to assist nursing students preparing to work in senior healthcare,” said Lori Hoeger, executive director of the Morning Pointe Foundation.

“Morning Pointe of Greeneville has served senior residents in Greene County for 15 years,” said Greg A. Vital, president and CEO of Independent Healthcare Properties and Morning Pointe Senior Living.  “We have nursing staff who attended Tusculum, so it is beneficial to have this relationship with the college and nursing students who want to work in a senior healthcare setting.”

“We are excited about the new partnership with the Morning Pointe Foundation and Morning Pointe Senior Living,” said Dr. Lois Ewen, dean of the Tusculum school of nursing, health sciences and human services.  “We are excited for the scholarship support to nursing students and for the student exposure to career serviced internships and civic advancement opportunities.”

Morning Pointe Senior Living began contributing nursing scholarship funds in 2008 to Chattanooga State in Chattanooga, TN, and, in addition to Greeneville, is expanding its contributions this year to Athens and Jacksboro, TN.  The Morning Pointe Foundation, organized in 2014, raises funds through special events and individual donations to promote its mission to advance the care of seniors for generations to come.

Independent Healthcare Properties, LLC, a Chattanooga, TN.-based senior healthcare services company, develops, owns and manages 26 Morning Pointe®Assisted Living and The Lantern® Alzheimer’s Memory Care Center of Excellence communities in five southeastern states.  IHP was founded in 1996 by Tennessee healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and Franklin Farrow.  For more information, please visit