News Release
Posted by The MolinaCares Accord

The MolinaCares Accord Launches Health Care Scholarship Program at Northeast Mississippi Community College

Media Contact: Rhonda Frazier,, 562-980-3849

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

“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
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/MississippiCAN and Children’s Health Insurance

Plan/CHIP) and Marketplace. 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

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