Montgomery College Secures $30,000 Gift for Business and Transfer Scholarships from EagleBank Gift to Support the Macklin Business Institute Foundation Challenge Grant and Aid Transfers to Universities at Shady Grove

Montgomery College recently received a gift commitment of $30,000 over six years from EagleBank to support student scholarships. The funds will support the Gordon and Marilyn Macklin Business Institute (MBI) honors program and transfer scholarships to the Smith School of Business at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG).

The EagleBank gift is part of the Gordon and Marilyn Macklin Foundation’s $750,000 challenge grant, which created a dollar-for-dollar matching challenge of up to $750,000 in gifts and pledges to support the MBI program.

“EagleBank’s generous support of Montgomery College students is a testament to its community commitment,” said Dr. DeRionne Pollard, Montgomery College president. “The gift will provide opportunities for students to benefit from the Macklin Business Institute at Montgomery College and transition to our partners in higher education, the Smith School of Business at the Universities at Shady Grove.”

Through a unique partnership with The Universities at Shady Grove (USG), Montgomery College students can earn bachelor’s degrees from a number of Maryland four-year institutions offering programs in Montgomery County. This partnership between MC and USG allows students to complete an associate’s degree at Montgomery College and then complete the final two years of study for a bachelor’s degree at the Shady Grove Center, conveniently located in Rockville. Although the program is aimed at full-time students, part-time options are available.  “As a local, community bank founded in Montgomery County, MD, it is with great pride that EagleBank can contribute to a Montgomery College Macklin Business Institute honors student and his/her move on to the Smith School of Business at the Universities at Shady Grove,” commented EagleBank President of Community Banking Thomas D. Murphy. “It is the best way we know to continue our sincere support of our community, its esteemed learning institutions and the students who will become our future leaders. We thank Montgomery College and The Universities at Shady Grove for this wonderful opportunity to give something back to our community, and to assist a deserving student’s financial needs.”

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