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Employee Recognition 11 Apr 2018

How one scholarship can change someone’s life

Every year, the BBVA Compass Passion for Education Scholarship program changes people’s lives. Through the program, BBVA Compass offers scholarships to its employees’ eligible dependents who attend an accredited college, university, or trade school. Up to 42 awards of $3,000 each are presented annually. Since the program’s inception in 1987, BBVA Compass has awarded 663 scholarships, totaling almost $1.8 million in program grants.

“This is truly a special program,” said Vickie Tollett, who as BBVA Compass Director of Employee Engagement has overseen the program for the past several years. “It’s a chance for us to help these students achieve their dreams, pursue their goals, and do something they might not otherwise have been able to do.”

To commemorate the program’s impact on their lives, two scholarship recipients — one former and one current — have shared their stories. Check out the videos below:

Kristin Odom, daughter of BBVA Compass Talent & Development Program Specialist Gilda Coker, shares her story as a former three-time recipient of the BBVA Compass Passion for Education Scholarship program.

As a two-time winner of the BBVA Compass Passion for Education Scholarship program, Yasmine El-Assadi, daughter of BBVA Compass Relationship Support Specialist Jeanyne Fossell, shares how the scholarship is supporting her educational journey.

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