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WACHA's Scholarships Now Open for PacPay Members

Each year, WACHA awards several scholarships to our members with a total value of $8,000. To qualify to win, all you need to do is submit a thoughtfully worded essay to WACHA on why you think attending TPI (The Payments Institute) would benefit you and your financial institution. WACHA will review the essays and select the top three essays from the PacPay membership which we feel best express the individuals' desires to learn.

With three prizes, the odds of winning are very good, but don't delay! Qualifying ends on April 15, 2020. The winners will be announced at the 2020 Annual PacPay Members Meeting April 30th. Good Luck!

*Refer to the Eligibility Terms below for more information.

  • The winner will be awarded a scholarship to attend Nacha’s The Payments Institute (TPI) scheduled for July 26-29, 2020 at the Royal Sonesta Boston in Cambridge, MA. The scholarship includes tuition, meals and a room, for a total value of over $3,000. PacPay will also reimburse the winner's airfare. If you are looking for a comprehensive look at the entire payments system, The Payments Institute (TPI) is the experience for you! 
    Learn more about Nacha's TPI
  • 1st runner-up will win a scholarship to attend the Payments University - Hawaii scheduled for November 3-4, 2020 at the Bank of Hawaii Center for Excellence in Honolulu, HI. Payments University is similar to Nacha’s TPI in that it also offers a comprehensive educational experience, only it’s condensed into two days of concentrated sessions designed to help you achieve a higher understanding of the payments system, regardless of your knowledge level, by offering both a “basics” and an “advanced track.” (Accommodations, airfare and miscellaneous expenses are not included.)
    Learn more about Payments University - Hawaii
  • 2nd runner-up will win a scholarship to attend their choice of Payments University - Hawaii scheduled for November 3-4, 2020 at the Bank of Hawaii Center for Excellence in Honolulu, HI, or PAR/WACHA's Electronic Payments Conference. (Accommodations, airfare and miscellaneous expenses are not included.)
    Learn more about PAR/WACHA's Annual Electronic Payments Conference

Download full scholarship details here. 

Eligibility Terms:  Essays are welcome from representatives of all PacPay-WACHA members. Applicants must submit an essay to WACHA via fax or mail by April 15th explaining how you will use this information to further your career in the payments industry. Each applicant must receive signed approval from a senior officer at their organization stating that the applicant is permitted to attend TPI and, if they should win, to accept the scholarship. Scholarship recipients will reside in accommodations provided by TPI and, therefore, cannot be accompanied by a spouse or dependents. Other accommodations are available at the applicant’s expense. Following their attendance at TPI, the winning applicant will also be required to submit to WACHA an essay summarizing their experiences at TPI for inclusion in an upcoming issue of this e-newsletter.

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