Press Release: $53,000 Awarded to Miami-Dade Technical Colleges for City of Miami Students

Date: July 7, 2016

Media Contact:

Linda Theander-Adam

MBF

(305) 379-7070 Ext. 204

In June 2016 MBF made a second year gift of $53,000 to D.A. Dorsey, Lindsey Hopkins, and George T. Baker Technical Colleges. These funds will award scholarships to 35 City of Miami minority students for the 2016-2017 academic year.

With the awarding of the 35 $1,500 scholarships to students in programs which all have high completion and job placement rates, MBF continues to demonstrate its commitment to advance economic development in the City of Miami.

MBF Board Chair Nathan Kurland with Noel Abraham and Alejandro Perez, MBF Scholarship Recipients at their graduation from Lindsey Hopkins Technical College 2016

The MBF Scholarship allowed me to focus on studying instead of working to pay for my classes.

Nola Abraham

MBF Scholarship Recipient attending Lindsey Hopkins Technical College.

Thanks to the Bayside Foundation Scholarship I was able to participate in all Airframe and Powerplant classes and I have increased my knowledge and skills which makes me a better professional in the aviation industry.

Miguel Angel Jardines Batista

MBF Scholarship Recipient attending George T. Baker Aviation Technical College

The MBF scholarship has helped me believe that others are willing to invest in me and helped me stay focused on my educational goals without worrying about coming up with tuition payments.

Kerby Jean

MBF Scholarship Recipient attending D.A. Dorsey Technical College

The MBF Scholarship has paid for my tuition which allows me to fulfill my dream of becoming a Practical Nurse.

Vanessa Delva

MBF Scholarship Recipient attending Lindsey Hopkins Technical College

This year, MBF included 9 additional programs with high completion and job placement rates. The MBF scholarship is now available to students studying in the Aircraft Maintenance, Avionics Technician, Automotive Service Technician, Practical Nursing, Computer Systems, Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts, Dental Assisting, Surgical Technology, Pharmacy Technician, Patient Care Technician, Medical Assisting, Computer Systems Information Technology, Medical Billing/Coding, and Marine Service Technologies programs at the three colleges.

MBF contributed to the development of Miami’s only Marine Service Technologies Program that is to be launched in August of this year at Lindsey Hopkins Technical College. The program creates a huge job opportunity for Miami that is home to more than 60 boatyards. To read more about the program use this link: http://192.186.227.164/~miamibayside/marine-service-technologies-program/

MBF’s scholarship programs have given students the opportunity to access resources that were not previously available to them. Since it was established in 1986, MBF has awarded close to 600 scholarships to City of Miami minority students. It also has awarded 50 loans to minority-owned businesses under its loan programs that have helped create more than 250 jobs in the City of Miami, and created partnerships that have helped train more than 200 City of Miami minority business owners.

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