It’s an investment that will pay dividends for years to come. For students. For families. And for entire communities.
The Regions Financial Corporation First Generation Scholarship will soon support students entering the 2023-2024 school year at Miami Dade College (MDC) in South Florida.
The annual scholarship, which was recently renewed with a check presentation on campus, focuses on students who are the first in their families to go to college, creating greater access to higher learning – and valuable career opportunities. Consider the story of Nathaniel Forbes, who is already attending MDC with plans to become a doctor. Attending college was a dream of Forbes, and his family, ever since they left Jamaica for the United States.
“I want to be in that field where I can be able to provide healthcare and make healthcare more affordable to people in my community,” Forbes said.
The scholarships funded by Regions Bank cover up to $5,000 in tuition and fees for students who apply and are awarded the funding.
“These scholarships help build that bridge of access and opportunity,” explained MDC President Madeline Pumariega. “We are incredibly grateful in the investment in our students, which means an investment in our community.”
Nestor Mato from the Doing More Today team takes us to Miami Dade College, where today’s students are getting equipped to become tomorrow’s leaders:
The scholarship is one of many that are offered to MDC students to make higher education more accessible.
Chris Cruzpino, market executive for Regions Bank in Miami, is an MDC graduate herself.
“The mission of Miami Dade College is to change lives by providing accessible and high-quality teaching and learning experiences, and our mission at Regions Bank is to make life better for the people and places we serve,” Cruzpino said. “This scholarship is another example of how both organizations are fulfilling their missions and creating valuable opportunities.”
Supporting education and workforce readiness is a year-round priority for Regions Bank, as well as the Regions Foundation, a nonprofit funded primarily by the bank.
As more people have access to educational opportunities and successful careers, more inclusive prosperity is created across the cities and towns supported by the bank and foundation.
Here are some additional examples:
About Regions Foundation
The Regions Foundation supports community investments that positively impact communities served by Regions Bank. The Foundation engages in a grantmaking program focused on priorities including economic and community development; education and workforce readiness; and financial wellness. The Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation funded primarily through contributions from Regions Bank.
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $154 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates more than 1,250 banking offices and more than 2,000 ATMs. Regions Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.