Marquis Bank recently announced it has established a $2,500 scholarship with the Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program to help at-risk high school graduates achieve a college education.
“These young women have so much potential, but their circumstances don’t always give them the opportunity to succeed,” said Rosary Plana Falero, senior vice president of Professional/Executive & Commercial Banking at Marquis Bank.
“Organizations like Women of Tomorrow provide the support they need. It’s so important that they graduate high school, pursue higher education and become full participating members of society,” Falero added.
The Marquis Bank Scholarship will be awarded to one or more at-risk seniors graduating from a Miami-Dade County public high school enrolled in the Women of Tomorrow mentoring program. Annually, the organization awards on average more than $300,000 in scholarships to high school seniors in South Florida.
Women of Tomorrow, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, mentors 2,600 students in 114 public high schools throughout South Florida. Mentors include hundreds of highly accomplished professional women. Falero, who sits on the organization’s scholarship committee, earlier served many years as a mentor at Booker T. Washington Senior High School.
“I believe education is a key factor that provides the foundation for success in life. It’s important that we focus on this, not only in high school but early on in life to establish a love for learning. It’s been rewarding to see the growth of these young women and receiving their thanks for helping them to build their self-esteem,” Falero said.
For more information about Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program, call 305-371-3331 or visit www.womenoftomorrow.org. For more information about Marquis Bank, call 305-443-2922 or visit www.MarquisBank.com.