Amscot continues scholarship funding for the Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Preservation Institute


Tampa FL –Amscot has matched its previous donation of $5,000 in an effort to benefit the Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Preservation Institute. As before, the scholarships will continue to assist students who attend Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona, Florida, but who also struggle with financial hardships. The scholarships will help provide housing and books.

The organization’s CEO, Dr. Evelyn Bethune, says she is grateful for organizations like Amscot that understand the importance of empowering individuals who are challenged financially but want to pursue education. 

"The Mary McLeod Bethune Institute is grateful for the dedicated partnership of Amscot Financial Services,” said Dr. Evelyn Bethune. “Over the past three years they have been instrumental in assisting us with helping students stay in school and keep their housing.  Our Project ‘Keep a kid from sleeping under the bridge’ is made possible because of community partners who know that an education is key to moving one’s life forward.  In today's world, too many forget the value of giving back and helping others to advance.  Student homelessness is a growing issue with many colleges and universities as more and more cuts are made in financial aid. With the help of organizations and corporate entities like Amscot, we are able to fill some of that void."

Ian MacKechnie, Amscot’s founder, chairmen and CEO, says his company identifies with The Mary McLeod Bethune Institute and its values. “The individuals served are people who are making an effort to empower themselves. These are hardworking individuals pursuing an education, in spite of formidable financial difficulties. All of us at Amscot admire that determination and wish to support it.”

Amscot Financial has 238 locations throughout Florida. The company offers check cashing, cash advances, and free money orders along with a host of other convenient financial services, 365 days a year.