|[April 12, 2012]
Higher One to Provide $50,000 in Scholarships for College Students Nationwide
NEW HAVEN, Conn. --(Business Wire)--
One CARES (Community Action for Resources Education and Service),
the community outreach group at Higher One, announces that it is now
accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students for its
"One Scholarship" competition. This scholarship will award 20 winning
students $2,500 to put towards their college or university tuition.
Hundreds of applicants entered the last "One Scholarship" competition,
which also totaled $50,000 in scholarship money.
During the online submission process (HigherOne.com/scholarship),
candidates are asked to consider how they have overcome obstacles to
achieve educational goals and live Higher One's philosophy of "There is
a way." Students can enter the competition by using YouTube (News - Alert) or Vimeo to
create the video submission, which will be evaluated based on
creativity, originality, quality, and impact of the student's story.
"It been insiring in years past to see the wealth of submissions from
students all over the country who were working hard to overcome very
personal or financial hurdles to get an education," said Miles Lasater,
co-founder and COO of Higher One. "Higher One CARES strives to help
build more vibrant communities through education and we're so pleased to
be able to offer our 'One Scholarship' again this year to ambitious
The deadline for submission is April 30th, 2012. Full application
guidelines are available at HigherOne.com.
To qualify for a "One Scholarship," students must be enrolled for the
fall 2012 semester as a full or part-time undergraduate or graduate
student in good standing at one of the more than 800 college or
university campuses nationwide that partner with Higher One. (Part-time
students must be taking a minimum of 6 credits per semester.) Students
must also have a GPA of 3.0 or above.
Higher One CARES was formed by employees at Higher One to help identify
opportunities for community involvement and engagement. It supports a
variety of not-for-profits and its primary mission is focused on helping
build communities based on education, financial literacy and
entrepreneurship. Higher One, a technology and payment services company
focused on higher education, was founded in New Haven in 2000 by
students, for students.
About Higher One
Higher One Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ONE) is a leading company focused on
helping college business offices manage operations and providing
enhanced service to students. Through a full array of services from
refunds, payments, electronic billing, payment plans and more, Higher
One works closely with colleges and universities to ensure students
receive Financial Aid refunds quickly, can pay tuition and bills online,
make on-campus and community purchases and learn the basics of financial
Higher One provides its services to approximately 6.0 million students
at distinguished public and private higher education institutions
nationwide. More information about Higher One can be found at HigherOne.com.
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