San Jacinto College student Daniel Aquino won a $1,000 scholarship from Higher One for his video “I’ve Got Money On My Mind (Hey! Hey!)” that he entered into the Money on My Mind contest.
In the video, Aquino addresses a number of money management topics that include saving versus spending and tips on living on a budget. He also noted how making small sacrifices throughout college pays off in the long run.
“As college students, we're expected to take the time we have in school to learn skills that will ensure our success for the rest of our lives,” said Aquino in a press release. “It's important to know how to manage money and be financially literate, because those skills are needed in order to survive in and change the world we live in nowadays.”
The Money on My Mind contest served as a way for students to share their own personal experiences and offer peer-to-peer financial advice, according to Mary Johnson, financial literacy and student aid policy director at Higher One.
Higher One partners with colleges and universities to provide a broad array of payment, refund disbursement and data analytics and management tools to institutions that help them save money and enhance institutional effectiveness. The company also offers financial literacy programs to students and transaction options to help them manage their finances.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.