From: Tomorrow Fund
The Tomorrow Fund Scholarship for Hispanic
Students is excited to announce a $90,000 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.
The funds will be used to support education for low-income,
Latino college students in North Carolina pursuing degrees in health services
(including healthcare administration and healthcare management), public health,
or other related professions.The grant, to be
distributed over three years, will help support The Tomorrow Fund’s
mission.The Fund will receive its first installment of $30,000
According to (Diane Evia-Lanevi, Founder and
Advisory Board Chair), “This award from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North
Carolina will have a significant impact on our work with low-income, Latino
students in our state as we work to address the college drop-out rates.
Our scholarships address the financial aid gaps faced by these students after
all other aid has been applied. Our scholarships often make the
difference between enrolling or staying enrolled. We are extremely
grateful to BCBSNC for their support of the Latino community and Latino
The Tomorrow Fund has raised more than $250,000
toward scholarships and was established in 2009 by a local immigrant couple. It
is advised by a community board of local leaders. Its purpose is to provide
financial assistance to low-income Latino students in our state and positively
affect college degree completion.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is a leader in
delivering innovative health care products, services and information to more
than 3.6 million members, including approximately 900,000 served on behalf of
other Blue Plans. For 78 years, the company has served its customers by
offering health insurance at a competitive price and has served the people of
North Carolina through support of community organizations, programs and events
that promote good health. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina was
named one of the Worldâ€™s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute in
2012.Blue Cross and Blue
Shield of North Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue
Shield Association. Visit BCBSNC online at bcbsnc.com.
Tomorrow Fund seeks to make higher education more accessible to talented
Hispanic students from low-income families in North Carolina through
scholarship funding to post-secondary institutions. We seek to address the
financial aid gap low-income students face after all other assistance has been
applied, including institutional funding and other financial aid.