Couple creates new MTSU scholarship for Bahamian h...

Couple creates new MTSU scholarship for Bahamian high schoolers (VIDEO)

GREAT EXUMA, Bahamas — A Franklin, Tennessee, couple who founded a network of substance-abuse treatment clinics has funded a special targeted scholarship to allow students from a high school in the Bahamas to attend MTSU.

Michael and Tina Cartwright, who have a second home in The Bahamas, wanted to help students from L. N. Coakley High School in Great Exuma develop expertise through higher education that, in turn, would help benefit others on the island of Exuma.

The Cartwrights, who both attended MTSU, established a $600,000 scholarship fund to cover tuition, housing and other expenses for four Coakley students to live and take classes on MTSU’s Murfreesboro campus.

The scholarship will renew after the first group of four honorees graduate from MTSU.

Michael Cartwright, chairman and co-founder of American Addiction Centers, announced the gift during events Jan. 21-22 in The Bahamas with MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee, a native of the country. You can watch a video from the events below and learn more about the scholarship here.