Grants ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 are available to colleges and universities as part of Higher One’s financial literacy initiative designed to promote personal money management for college students.
This is the second year Higher One, a payment services company focused on higher education, has been involved in the Financial Literacy Counts grant program. April has been recognized by Congress as Financial Literacy Month.
The grants are available to all accredited non-profit colleges and universities in the U.S. The funds may be used to support student awareness campaigns, workshops, online financial literacy tools and other activities that promote financial literacy.
The deadline for requesting a grant is May 18. Application guidelines are available here. Applicants, in addition to meeting other criteria, must participate with an institutionally recognized student organization that is involved in planned financial literacy efforts on campus. Proposed programs must be implemented between Aug. 1, and Nov. 30, 2012.