GPC Wins National Grant for Student Financial Literacy08/23/2012
Contact: Beverly James
Author: Beverly James
For Immediate Release
Georgia Perimeter College is one of 15 recipients nationwide of a Higher One Financial Literacy Counts grant.
The $4,000 that GPC received will be used to launch awareness campaigns, workshops, online financial literacy tools and other activities that provide opportunities to increase students' personal financial management skills and abilities.
Higher One is a leader in providing services to higher education administrators and students at more than 1,200 campuses across the United States. The Financial Literacy Counts 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-year and two-year public and private institutions.
The fifteen colleges and universities selected to receive $51,000 through Financial Literacy Counts include:
Columbus State University
Florida Memorial University
Georgia Perimeter College
Indian Hills Community College
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Johnston Community College
North Central University
North Lake College
Northeastern Junior College
Oklahoma City Community College
Old Dominion University
Pikes Peak Community College
University of Louisville.
“We are excited and honored to receive the Financial Literacy Counts award from Higher One to help support financial literacy education for our students," said Robin Winston, GPC director of student financial services. “We will use the funds to create workshops, seminars and invite speakers to address financial literacy and default prevention.”
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Georgia Perimeter College, the third largest institution of the University System of Georgia, serves approximately 25,000 students through four campuses and several sites in metro Atlanta. For additional information, visit www.gpc.edu.