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Vinson Receives Scholarship at Motlow College

September 21, 2012

Nursing Student Receives Scholarship at Motlow College - Motlow College student Miranda Vinson is the recipient of a scholarship from the Ladies' Philanthropic Society at Motlow College. She is a graduate of Warren County High School and lives in McMinnville. Pictured with Vinson is Jan Rogers, director of advancement at Motlow.

Miranda Vinson, a nursing student at Motlow College, thought she was going to have to drop out of school because of financial difficulties. Then just four days before her tuition was due for the fall semester, she received great news. She was named the recipient of a scholarship from the Motlow College Ladies Philanthropic Society.

"I was so thankful," Vinson said. "I was worried that I would have to give up my goal of becoming a nurse."

Vinson is a 2002 graduate of Warren County High School. She lives in McMinnville with her husband, Derek, and three-year-old daughter, Raylee. The Motlow Ladies' Philanthropic Society first met in the spring of 2009. Since then, over 120 members have donated more than $76,000 for scholarships and student support. The organization’s main focus is on helping women over the age of 23 who are in financial need, according to Jan Rogers, director of advancement at the college.

The Ladies' Philanthropic Society Scholarship and similar scholarships are awarded through the Motlow College Foundation. Anyone can contribute to existing scholarships or establish new ones. For more information, visit the foundation's website at www.mscc.edu/foundation, call Rogers at 931-393-1692 or 1-800-654-4877 ext. 1692, or email jrogers@mscc.edu.

In addition to scholarships available through the foundation, there are many other opportunities available to students through financial aid and institutional scholarships. They are listed on Motlow's website at www.mscc.edu/scholarships.