Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Essay Contest Now Open to Students

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Essay Contest Now Open to Students

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Elementary school students from around the state have the chance to win up to $5,000 in higher education expenses through the ninth annual SMART529 When I Grow Up student and teacher essay contest. The contest, conducted by State Treasurer John Perdue and The Hartford, gives kindergarten through fifth-grade students a chance to share in nearly $20,000 in SMART529 savings for higher education. Three age group winners (K-1, 2-3, 4-5) will be judged in each of the five regions, making for a total of 15 winners.

The 15 winners will be awarded $500 invested into a SMART529 college savings account and will be invited to an event in the fall where the grand-prize winner will be randomly selected to receive a total of $5,000 in SMART529 scholarship money. …

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