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Woodbury's Lori Todd receives Megan's Bridge LPN to RN Scholarship

July 28, 2015

Lori Todd of Woodbury was recently awarded the inaugural Megan's Bridge LPN to RN Scholarship by the Motlow College Foundation. Pictured here, from left, Hilda Tunstill, vice president for business affairs at Motlow, Lori Todd and Carrie Taylor, Megan Sharpton's sister. Motlow College photo.

Lori Todd of Woodbury is the recipient of the inaugural Megan's Bridge Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Registered Nurse (RN) Program Scholarship.

Friends and family of Megan Sharpton recently funded the nursing scholarship in memory of Megan, a nursing student, whose life was tragically ended three years ago. They described Megan as a compassionate and caring soul.

Candidates for the scholarship must be a licensed LPN in Tennessee and must demonstrate financial need as evidenced by FAFSA.

Todd has been employed as an LPN at Woodbury Health & Rehab since February 2013 and previously worked at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic. With the help of the scholarship, she will be able to transition to a new career as an RN and plans on using her position to improve her community.

"Nursing has always been a passion of mine," said Todd. "It is not just about helping people; it is about healing, science and education. I want to gain more knowledge and further my career so that I may continue to provide the best medical care to patients."

Megan's Bridge Scholarship awards up to $1000 per semester for the three-semester LPN to RN Transition program at Motlow.

Anyone interested in contributing to this scholarship fund should contact Jan Rogers, director of advancement, at the Motlow College Foundation (a 501c3) at 931-393-1692 or by email at jrogers@mscc.edu.