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McMinnville's Tecca Sheets receives Motlow College Foundation Scarborough Scholarship

Oct. 2, 2014

Motlow College mechatronics student and McMinnville resident Tecca Sheets recently received the prestigious John and Martha Scarborough Scholarship from the Motlow College Foundation.

McMinnville mechatronics student Tecca Sheets accepts the Motlow College Foundation Scarborough Scholarship from John and Martha Scarborough. Pictured from left; Jan Rogers, director of advancement at Motlow College, Tecca Sheets, and Martha and John Scarborough.
"I relocated from Ohio to Tennessee specifically to enroll in mechatronics at Motlow, due to its advanced technology and superior staff," said Sheets.

The John and Martha Scarborough Scholarship awards a qualifying non-traditional (23 years or older) student fees and tuition for up to 12 credit hours and includes a stipend for books. Both Mr. and Mrs. Scarborough were instructors at Motlow for many years.

"We are very fortunate to have donors as generous as Mr. and Mrs. Scarborough who are willing to help our students who typically are not eligible for traditional financial aid," said Jan Rogers, director of advancement with the Motlow College Foundation. "Our non-traditional students make up a large portion of our student population. They are serious, dedicated students and many need financial support to achieve their dream of getting an education."

Ms. Sheets is one of eight women enrolled in the mechatronics program at Motlow, which totals 150 students. The Motlow program is the only one that has a direct associate's degree that gives full credit for a two-year or four-year engineering degree with a university in the United States, according to Shane Buchanan, instructor of mechatronics at Motlow College.

Tecca plans to complete her associate of applied science degree in mechatronics technology at Motlow, and then continue her education at Middle Tennessee State University, where she will complete the mechatronics engineering program. Motlow offers level 1 and level 2 mechatronics courses, while MTSU offers level 3.

Others who wish to donate to the Motlow College Foundation may contact Mrs. Rogers at or 931-393-1692.