LaVergne’s Alexandra Razo to receive Ellucian Pathways Scholarship

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Motlow State student Alexandra Razo, from LaVergne, has been selected to receive a $5,000 Ellucian Pathways Scholarship. Razo and 19 other students from community colleges and universities across the nation were selected to receive the scholarship from more than 300 applicants.

Razo’s major is Health Sciences and she plans to attend Belmont College after Motlow to become a nurse. Her goal is to work in a surgical setting, working for a non-profit organization, possibly as a traveling nurse and educator.

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Introduced in 2018, the Ellucian Pathways Scholarship supports students at institutions with guided pathway programs who, because of financial challenges, may be at risk of interrupting their studies and even leaving their institutions. In its first year, the Ellucian Pathways Scholarship awarded a total of $50,000 divided among ten institutions, helping more than 20 students continue their education. This year, Ellucian doubled the awarded value of the scholarship, offering $100,000 divided among 20 students to assist them as they pursue their education goals.

“The Ellucian team stands in awe of the tenacity and drive exhibited by all of the 2019 scholarship applicants,” said Laura Ipsen, President and CEO of Ellucian. “This year’s winners shared the unfiltered stories of their educational journeys, detailing the fight to overcome challenges such as balancing employment and education and the unique burdens of being a parent, an immigrant or a first-generation college student. We salute these incredible individuals and congratulate the 2019 Ellucian Pathways Scholarship recipients. We hope this scholarship will help support them as they continue their education and ultimately meet their goals.”