BOONEVILLE, Miss., Sept. 16, 2021 – The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Mississippi (“Molina”), is partnering with Northeast Mississippi Community College (NEMCC) to launch a scholarship program for new students enrolling in various health care workforce programs. MolinaCares is investing $25,000 to fund the education and professional advancement of individuals seeking to become certified nurse aides, dental assistants, emergency medical technicians and first responders.
“We are excited to partner with Northeast Mississippi Community College and provide students with the chance to achieve their professional goals,” said Bridget Galatas, plan president of Molina Healthcare of Mississippi. “An important component of addressing social determinants of health includes increasing equitable access to high-quality education and workforce development opportunities.”
The scholarship program will support high school graduates, GED certificate holders and any young adult seeking job training. In addition to funding tuition, MolinaCares will cover the expenses of all necessary supplies and equipment, such as books and personal protective equipment. CPR and First Aid certification that is required for health care programs will also be covered.
“We are grateful for MolinaCares’ generous donation,” said Patrick Eaton, vice president of institutional advancement and executive director of the Development Foundation and Alumni Association of Northeast Mississippi Community College. “The scholarships will provide the funds necessary to help students achieve their goals and join the health care workforce.”
MolinaCares is also launching a similar scholarship program in partnership with Climb Community Development Corporation (“Climb CDC”) in Gulfport.
About The MolinaCares Accord
Established by Molina Healthcare, Inc., The MolinaCares Accord oversees a community investment platform created to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged populations by funding meaningful, measurable, and innovative programs and solutions that improve health, life, and living in local communities. The MolinaCares Accord funds such measures through The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) established in 2020 by Molina Healthcare, Inc.
About Molina Healthcare of Mississippi
Molina Healthcare of Mississippi has been providing government-funded, quality health care since 2018. The Company serves members through Medicaid (Mississippi Coordinated Access Network/Mississippi). Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, served approximately 4.7 million members as of June 30, 2021. For more information about Molina Healthcare of Mississippi, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.
About Northeast Mississippi Community College
The Northeast Mississippi Community College Development Foundation offers a comprehensive program of giving opportunities and is specifically responsible for gifts to the college involving estate planning, real estate, insurance, endowments, annuities, trusts, pooled income funds or other special donations that require ongoing management or binding agreements. It exists to serve Northeast by providing programs and benefits not fully provided by other sources. For more information, contact Northeast Development Foundation Executive Director Patrick Eaton at 662-720-7165 firstname.lastname@example.org