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Albright College Signs Agreement with Santander

Funding Will Support Santander Study Abroad Awards



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June 20, 2014

Reading, Pa. – Albright College announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Santander Bank, N.A. for its Santander Universities division to provide funding to support the Santander Study Abroad Awards Fund.

“We’re delighted to offer this program that will help support Albright students who wish to study overseas,” said Eduardo Garrido, director of Santander Universities US. “Study abroad helps prepare students to become global citizens and leaders in our international economy.”

The Santander Study Abroad Awards Fund will provide scholarships to low-income and diversity students who participate in study abroad programs through Albright College. The three-year agreement will enable Albright College to grow its study abroad offerings in the years to come.

“Albright emphasizes experiential learning as a vital component of its curriculum, and studying abroad offers transformational educational opportunities and life lessons,” said Albright President Lex O. McMillan III, Ph.D. “We are grateful to Santander for its support as we seek to give more students access to international learning.” -end-


Founded in 1856, Albright College is a selective, national liberal arts college enrolling 1,700 full-time undergraduates and more than 800 adult learners and graduate students. The College’s flexible interdisciplinary curriculum, strengthened by a close-knit residential learning environment, encourages students to combine majors and disciplines to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship, numerous experiential learning options, and a diverse, supportive community of scholars and learners help students exceed their own expectations and graduate with a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning. Albright College is located in Reading, Pennsylvania.


Santander Bank, N.A. is one of the largest retail banks in the United States by deposits. Its main corporate offices are in Boston and it operates principally in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Santander’s 9,469 employees serve its 1.8 million customers through the Bank’s 706 branches, 2,074 ATMs, call centers, website and mobile app. Supervised by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Santander in the United States is a wholly-owned, financially autonomous subsidiary of Banco Santander (NYSE: SAN), a global commercial and retail bank. For more information about Santander, visit www.santanderbank.com or call 877-768-2265.


Santander Universities was founded in 1996 to advance the Santander Group’s commitment to its communities by supporting higher education. The Santander University Global Division provides funding for teaching and research, international cooperation, knowledge and technology transfer, entrepreneurial initiatives, student exchange and innovation. It maintains more than 1,100 agreements with universities and research centers worldwide, including 32 in the United States through Santander Bank. In 2013, Santander Universities provided funding for 4,105 new projects and 37,712 scholarships globally, including over 100 projects and over 1,000 scholarships in the United States. For more information about Santander Universities Global Division, visit www.santander.com/universities.