Miracle Toyota Creates Polk State College Scholarship in Honor of Black History Month

Miracle Toyota Creates Polk State College Scholarship in Honor of Black History Month

posted on by Polk Newsroom

Miracle Toyota has established a scholarship fund to provide support for black students at Polk State College. Haines City Dealer and Polk County’s Largest Institution of Higher Education Announce Partnership in Honor of Black History Month and to Provide Scholarship Support Through Polk State College Foundation.

Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Polk State Winter Haven Campus | 999 Avenue H NE, Winter Haven
Learning Resources Building (WLR) | Third floor library

Speakers will include:
Polk State President Angela Garcia Falconetti
Mike Murphy, owner of Miracle Toyota
Student representative

“Polk State is extremely grateful for Miracle Toyota’s commitment to our community and investment in quality higher education,” said Polk State President Angela Garcia Falconetti. “Higher education is often the best opportunity for social and economic mobility; however, research has shown that minority students often do not have as many resources to pay for their college education. Support like Miracle Toyota helps close that gap and fund student success.

The Polk State Foundation awards approximately $1 million in scholarships each year.

Miracle Toyota donates a percentage of its monthly revenue to local charities. Miracle Toyota has dedicated a percentage of its February revenue over the next five years to this scholarship fund endowed by the Polk State Foundation.

“We believe that education helps people become better citizens by increasing their chances of getting better paying jobs, which leads to growth and stability. By providing Polk State College with resources to help close the wealth gap in our community, we can shape a better society, one person at a time,” said Miracle Toyota owner Mike Murphy.

Miracle Toyota’s support for minority students comes at the dawn of Polk State’s student demographics becoming majority minority: 26% Hispanic, 17% Black, 48% White, and 9% other minorities.

Those interested in donating to the Polk State Foundation can visit

About Polk State College

Located in Winter Haven, Florida, and established in 1964, Polk State College is a multi-campus institution that enrolls more than 14,000 students with Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, Associate in Arts and an Associate in Science, as well as 9,000 individuals in a wide range of certificate and workforce training programs. The College also operates three charter secondary schools.

Polk State’s advantages include small class sizes; practical learning; dedicated faculty; day and evening classes; online options; affordable tuition; excellent financial aid; and a diverse community and vibrant student life, including fine arts opportunities, clubs, and intercollegiate sports.

About Murphy Auto Group

Murphy Auto Group has been in the new and used auto franchise business since 1979 and has had multiple dealerships in GA, SC, FL. Murphy Auto Group is well known for its philanthropic efforts and has a long history of supporting community initiatives, military organizations, humanitarian missions, institutions of higher learning, youth initiatives and welcomes a variety of donations throughout the year.

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