Amscot Continues Scholarship Funding for the Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Preservation Institute

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#givingwednesday–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

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.


Amscot Financial
Alexandra Bustos, 813-637-6277