Higher One CARES (Community Action for Resources Education and Service), the community outreach group at Higher One, recently announced the winners of its “One Scholarship” competition. Each winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship toward his or her education.

The competition invited undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation to submit an online video describing how they have overcome obstacles to achieve educational goals and live Higher One’s philosophy of “There is a way.” All winning videos can be viewed online at http://bit.ly/HigherOneCARES

“We have been inspired by the submissions received for the One Scholarship and are pleased to announce the 20 winners of this year’s competition,” said Miles Lasater, co-founder and COO of Higher One. “Each student has shown great character in overcoming personal and financial obstacles to obtain their education, and Higher One is proud to support these individuals in their pursuits.”

The full list of winners is below:
  • Katelyn Warndorf, Bluegrass Community and Technical College
  • Candace Bagley, Bryant & Stratton
  • Elaine Sharp, Dixie State College
  • Cossette Sidonie Surye, Hartnell College
  • Kizmat Tention, Kennesaw State University
  • Ruth E. Luongo, Liberty University
  • Travis S. Hall, Liberty University
  • Audrey Renee Sanders, Pensacola State College
  • Kaitlyn Beauregard, Sam Houston State University
  • Karina Beatriz Avendano Zablah, San Jacinto College
  • Brandon Glover, San Jacinto College
  • Andrew Dillon Rouse, Schreiner University
  • Sante Thomas, Solano Community College
  • Baldemar Lopez, Texas A&M International University
  • Tiffany Nelson, University of West Florida
  • Christina Savan, UCLA/Saddleback College
  • Alenya Mouton, University of West Georgia
  • Cameron Ashkarkhizani, Webster University
  • Neal Sherron, West Los Angeles College
  • Sarah Caylor, Western Washington University

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 management.

Higher One provides its services to approximately 6.2 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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