1,000 students to get $1,000 apiece to finish college
Written by Miami Today on August 21, 2017
A foundation’s gift will hand 1,000 students in the last year of their studies at Miami Dade College and Florida International University $1,000 apiece each year to expedite completion of their degrees.
The gift from the Braman Family Foundation is to be announced this week in the face of statistics that 15% of college students in their last 25% of college drop out, mainly for financial reasons.
“We value education and want to do our part to ensure that the young people in this community achieve their goals,” said Debi Braman Wechsler, director of the foundation. “We know that there are many students who are unable to complete their education due to financial limitations and, with this gift, we are excited to see more students graduate on time in the coming year.”