Higher One has awarded $51,000 in Financial Literacy Counts grants to 15 colleges and universities. Its grant program provides institutions with funding for student awareness campaigns, workshops, online financial literacy tools and other activities and resources that promote financial literacy.
The winning proposals were selected based on their levels of student involvement in planning and execution, quality, creativity, and impact on undergraduate students on campus.
The 15 recipients are:
- Columbus State University, Georgia;
- Florida Memorial University, Miami Gardens;
- Georgia Perimeter College, Atlanta;
- Goodwin College, Connecticut;
- Indian Hills Community College, Iowa;
- Jefferson Community and Technical College, Kentucky;
- Johnston Community College, North Carolina;
- Madonna University, Michigan;
- North Central University, Minnesota;
- North Lake College, Texas;
- Northeastern Junior College, Colorado;
- Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma;
- Old Dominion University, Virginia;
- Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado;
- University of Louisville, Kentucky.
The grant competition was open to all non-profit, accredited institutions of higher education across the country. Higher One received applications representing 26 states and an array of four- and two-year public and private institutions.