PHOENIX, AZ (April 1, 2021) – A total of $12,000 for scholarships and student food insecurity funds was awarded to 24 different higher education institutions today by Transact, the leader in innovative payment solutions for a connected campus. The contributions were made to thank representatives for presenting at and participating in the recent Transact 360o A Whole New World’ Annual User Conference. Institutions receiving a $500 grant to a scholarship or student food insecurity fund include:
Transact 360o presenters
Transact 360o attendees
New this year, Transact offered the contribution as a thank you to presenters who shared experiences, mindsets, and innovations to help attendees push the boundaries of technology and services. More than 26 representatives from 17 institutions responded and shared their presentations at the virtual conference attended by more than 1,000 higher education representatives. In addition, seven institutions received grants through random drawings for conference participants.
Studies show as many as 45 percent of college students experience food insecurity, and according to the American Psychological Association, students who are food insecure have lower self-esteem and lower grade-point averages and are more likely to withdraw from the university before earning their degrees.
“We are so grateful to our clients for sharing so candidly how they are enabling a connected experience across the spectrum of student life,” said Rachael Sepcic, vice president, Transact. “The presentations and discussion share specialized knowledge and expertise that help institutions increase productivity, save time and resources, and learn best practices. Just as our clients help one another and us by participating, we are more than happy to help their students persist and succeed by supporting these critical areas of need.”
Transact is the leader in innovative payment solutions for a connected campus. Its highly configurable, mobile-centric campus technology ecosystem simplifies the student experience across the full spectrum of student life. Transact’s offerings include integrated solutions for tuition and other student expense payments, multi-purpose campus IDs, and campus commerce. With a long-standing reputation of serving the higher education community, Transact proudly assists millions of students each year with its innovative products and solutions. For more information, visit www.transactcampus.com.
Transact Campus Inc.