Scholarship allows minorities and women to enter STEM careers
Miami, June 26, 2019 – The Braman Family Foundation has renewed its commitment of providing scholarships for another 500 students to complete their studies at Miami Dade College (MDC) during the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship has allowed more minorities and females to enter careers in STEM. Recipients are nearly 100 percent minorities and nearly 70 percent female, with students majoring in nursing, biology and pre-med.
In 2017, the Braman Family Foundation provided funds toward scholarships as an incentive for students to enroll full-time during their last year and accelerate completion. The Braman Scholarship awarded $1,000 to 500 MDC students. This fall, students in their final year of studies will be selected to receive scholarship funds.
“We are thankful for the support of the Braman Family Foundation,” said Dr. Lenore Rodicio, executive vice president and provost at MDC. “Their gift offers our students financial assistance in achieving their academic goals, guiding them along their path to graduation, and beginning their careers in the workplace.”
In its first year, the Braman Scholarship was integral – helping the majority of the scholarship students to graduate either in the spring, summer or fall semester. Sixty-five percent of Braman scholars completed their degree within an academic year compared to nearly 40 percent of non-Braman students.
MDC’s wraparound services played an integral role in providing the scholarship students with extra support to help them reach their educational goals. College advisors provided them with information and guidance related to their graduation requirements, course information, milestones and the transfer process.