MEGlobal invests $1 million in dual credit scholarships

MEGlobal makes $1 million investment for dual credit scholarships

MEGlobal makes $1 million investment for dual credit scholarships

Thu Dec 6, 2018

MEGlobal makes $1 million investment to Brazosport College Foundation for dual-credit scholarships

 

LAKE JACKSON — Since coming to the Brazosport area, MEGlobal Americas Inc. (MEGlobal) has made a huge impact on Brazosport College and the community it serves.

MEGlobal has provided tremendous support of the College’s programs, facilities and students since becoming a part of the Brazosport community in 2015.  

On Dec. 6, however, MEGlobal made its biggest investment yet.

In order to help continue to build the workforce of tomorrow and support the educational dreams of local students, MEGlobal announced a $1 million investment to the Brazosport College Foundation for student scholarships.

“Reinvesting in local communities is one of our core values and education is the key that opens the door to future success for many students,” said Dr. Ramesh Ramachandran, CEO and President of EQUATE Group. “We are incredibly proud to partner with Brazosport College to provide this endowment to create dual-credit program scholarships for local students.

“Brazosport College is a proven leader, offering excellent educational opportunities to our current and future workforce to enable them to pursue safe, productive careers in the petrochemical industry,” he added. “We are honored to become a part of the Brazosport community and look forward to seeing what these students will accomplish in the future.”

As a result of this investment, up to approximately 160 Brazosport Independent School District students per year will be able to enroll in dual-credit courses each academic year at Brazosport College, beginning in 2020.

“This $1 million investment to the Brazosport College Foundation will provide much needed dual-credit scholarship funds, providing more Brazosport ISD students – regardless of economic circumstances – the opportunity to be part of a ‘college going’ culture, set postsecondary education goals, and prepare to enter the workforce with needed skills and credentials, said Brazosport College President Dr. Millicent Valek.

“On behalf of the Board of Regents, the BC Foundation and the greater College Community, we would like to thank MEGlobal and its leadership team.”

Brazosport College and BISD has a long-standing dual-credit collaborative. Through this scholarship, Brazosport College and BISD students will continue to be reminded of MEGlobal’s commitment as a community leader assisting to enhance the quality of life provided through higher education and life-long learning opportunities.

“Brazosport ISD is extremely grateful to MEGlobal for this generous ‘College Now’ Endowment,” said Danny Massey, BISD Superintendent. “This will have a positive impact on students through our outstanding partnership with Brazosport College by providing an opportunity for students to take college classes.”  

This gift from MEGlobal provides a sustainable stream of scholarship funds for perpetuity – and also provides an opportunity and the ability for the endowment to grow.

The Dec. 6 announcement was made at a Brazosport College and MEGlobal Business After Hours event at the Dow Academic Center at Brazosport College. The event was hosted by the Brazosport Area Chamber of Commerce and The Economic Alliance for Brazoria County.

For more information about this scholarship, call the BC Foundation at (979) 230-3163.

MEGlobal invests $1 million in dual credit scholarships